Men and women

Empowerment and Wellbeing of African Women

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Spread the love           Many cultural customs and traditions infringe on the rights of women and children by subjecting them to abuse, in keeping with Africa’s gender equality and women’s empowerment agenda, and as part of its advocacy activities. As African women receive education and are recognised with a higher legal status, they provide their households with […]


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Osun: The River Goddess of Africa

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Spread the love           The Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove is situated along the Osun River in the city of Osogbo and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Here, a statue of the goddess Osun stands by the river with her arms outstretched as if to welcome visitors to her forest. Since ancient times, worshippers arrive at the Osun […]


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Notes on Translating Poems of Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino into English

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Spread the love           Every language has its own qualities, not only in the poetic or linguistic sense, but also in the manner in which through the uniqueness of that language, the speakers of the language interpret its history and express their reality. In translating a poet like Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino, one has to be aware […]


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Opening the Door to Gay Room

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Spread the love           Gay activist Harish Iyer, in a counter to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who says homosexuality is “deviant”, insisted that homosexuality was a “variant” and that psychiatrists have said that. It was as if Iyer was announcing the discovery of a new species. An analysis, for Different Truths. The thief who has no opportunity […]


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One Last Tagore Birthday before My Death

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Spread the love            A Diaspora, Dr. Partha shares the agony of a Bengali far away from homeland. He confesses, there are quite a few other Bengali immigrants both from Bangladesh and West Bengal — highly educated, scholarly and erudite — who are satisfied with the small society they have and therefore do not feel any […]


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Tagore and Einstein: Two Kindred Spirits

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Spread the love            Tagore’s meetings with Einstein which took place in 1930 and which elicited reactions, both respectful and not-so-respectful, from the scientific community were significant if only because of the opportunity they offered to two great minds of the modern age to know each other.  The apparent dissonance between the temperament of a poet and […]


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Toilet Trauma: Do Indian Women have the Right to Pee With Dignity?

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Spread the love            There are no proper women’s toilets at public places. Will it sound very odd if we start an agitation for proper lady’s toilet, now? We live in a world where women may be raped, molested right after her birth up to any age. Dignity, decency, care, kindness, concern, love need to be […]


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The Challenges of a Single Mother

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Spread the love            A single mother has to deal with the challenges of excelling at work to bring home enough for the child and for herself, while also playing the role of the primary nurturer, opines Rina, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. The two genders in the human race are for a […]


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Turbans are the Identity of the Sikhs – IV

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Spread the love            Shameena tells us about the importance of turbans amongst Sikhs. It’s a part of their identities, she says, in the fourth part of her weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. A very important and exciting event in the life of a Sikh boy is when he starts tying the turban. In a […]


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Turbans are an Integral Part of Sikhism – III

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Spread the love           The next two parts deal with turbans amongst the Sikhs, tracing its genesis, how it’s worn and other details. Here’s an in-depth research by Shameena, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Turbans are a source of mystery and all too often, terrible misunderstanding to those who don’t wear them. What do […]


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