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Growing Up in Wilderness: African Stories of Doris Lessing

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Spread the love           Doris Lessing was born to British parents, Alfred Taylor and Maud Me Veigh, in 1919. After the First World War, her father migrated to Africa and purchased three thousand acres of land to do farming. Her parents, her isolated and lonely childhood influenced not only the themes in her fiction but also shaped […]


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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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Trends in Indian Consumption and Retail

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Spread the love            As the consumer moves towards more evolved and emotional buying, the need for finance options, both for consumption, as well as high returns on savings would grow more than before. Thus, the finance business will see explosive growth. The highest growth sector in India is mutual fund industry, witnessing a growth of […]


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Landlords and the Unmarried Women in Kolkata

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Spread the love           Bindita shares her woes of being discriminated against and being asked personal questions by landlords in the City of Joy, Kolkata. Read more exclusively in Different Truths. I hear all the time that women should be independent, not for others, but for themselves. We should work hard so that we are neither financially […]


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Litti Chokha: Relished by a Peasant, the Rich and Famous and the Royalties

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Spread the love            Litti Chokha is an inexpensive proletariat diet that even the rich enjoy. It played an important role in the First War of Independence in 1857. The freedom fighters virtually survived on it. Its simplicity endeared it to many including Tantia Tope and Rani Lakshmi Bai. Lily traces the history of this humble […]


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No Homogeneity in India: It Coexists in Different Centuries, Simultaneously

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Spread the love            Real India cannot be found in history books. Bhaskar, travelling through various parts of the country, in about five decades, found huge gaps in the understanding about the country, among different groups of people, separated by geography. Their lives belong to different epochs or centuries. In fact, money and advancement in technology do not go hand […]


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The Curse of ASAP!

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Spread the love           It is the curse of ASAP (As Soon As Possible) encircling us. Whether we are in deep sleep or in the middle of our meal, we have to meet a deadline or else perish. One ignores the fact that too much haste can lead to waste. The curse of ASAP saturates the negativity around and usually […]


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Choose Solitude this Valentine’s Day

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Spread the love           Here are five awesome reasons why staying single rocks. Have you considered dating yourself? Sehar shows us the benefits of being single and loving our own selves in this interesting write-up. Managing crazy work schedules, planning client meetings, making presentations, cooking food when the maid doesn’t turn up, washing clothes, etc. are just to name […]


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