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Do the Lions Have Their Own Storytellers?

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Spread the love           Arindam, our Editor-in-Chief, talks about the ownership of the narrative of Africa, by its people, using the ‘lion’ metaphor, by Chinua Achebe. He tells us how he discovered Africa within him, during his formative years. Four insightful edits by the Africa Special Issue editors, Michele Baron, Luz María López, Olaitan Maryam Mojisola, and Swati […]


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Charles Dickens Depicts the Outrage of Child Abuse and its Vicious Circle – IV

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Spread the love           On the basis of his admissions and family dynamics, Joe is implicated in his wife’s sadistic treatment of Pip. An abused child, he seems to have chosen a spouse who resembles his abusive father. Unable to defend himself from a battering father, Joe prefers not to defend Pip from a battering stepmother. From […]


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A Friendship Soured

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Spread the love            Hemashri recounts a painful, real-life experience, in a fictional voice, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Syamoli still wonders whether colleagues could ever be friends! She simply wishes this was true. Friendship with women seems to be a mismatch or maybe it is nature’s curse! Reeta was her dearest colleague. […]


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Rajini and Kamal Cross Swords over Tuticorin

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Spread the love           The gloves are off between the two superstars, Rajini and Kamal. Politics has branded them apart and whose histrionics wins the day, and the state, is a topic of heated discussion in Amma Canteens and places of worship in all of Tamil Nadu with the gods listening, eavesdropping shamelessly on the conversation like […]


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I Feel Your Presence

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Spread the love           A verse in memory of a loved one, by Ritambhara, in Different Truths. I feel your presence, no matter where I am I feel your presence, no matter what I do I can sense the touch when I first held your fingers and took my first step I can sense you in every […]


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A Remarkable Horizontal Vastness and a Rare Vertical Depth in the Poetry of Basudeb Chakraborti – IV

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Spread the love           Basudeb Chakraborti’s poetry has a remarkable horizontal vastness and a rare vertical depth. His poetry concerns itself with all the essential aspects of life and one feels the imprint of his originality of thought and expression. The riches of experience that he brings to bear invest his poetry with the authenticity of feeling […]


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Organic Sensibility of Tagore

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Spread the love            Bina tells us about the love of Nature in Tagore and compares it with Wordsworth. Nature was organic to both these poets. Here’s an interesting insight, as part of the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. It seems the poetic growth for Wordsworth and Tagore started looking at an ordinary commonplace scene […]


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Short Stories of Tagore: Vignettes from Human Life

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Spread the love            Ruchira critiques eight short stories of Tagore, in the Special Issue, exclusively for Different Truths. Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Mini who lived in a spacious house in one of the numerous by-lanes of Kolkata. By a quirk of fate, she struck up an affectionate friendship with […]


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Rabindranath Tagore: An Inspiration in Art

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Spread the love            Sudhi Ranjan pays his tribute to Tagore, tells us about the Poet-Painter’s concept of art and how the Alpana art of Santiniketan, influenced his work, as Special Feature. A Different Truths exclusive.  Tagore has been immortalised not only by his poetry but also by his paintings and his great contribution to Indian […]


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Elixir, a Voyage of the Mind: Bestseller and a Critically Acclaimed Novel

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Spread the love           Where does our mind go, when we fall asleep? Can dreams weave a layer of parallel existence? Can there be another reality beyond all that we touch, see or feel? It is a normal day for Manisha. She wakes up from sleep and goes to work. On her way back home, she walks into […]


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