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tea, salt, and teranga

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Spread the love           Not all salt harvesters are held in equal esteem. As in many economically-challenged zones across the world, outside Dakar, in the shallow basin of Senegal’s Lac Rose, salt workers labour under the unrelenting heat of the dry-season sun, earning a pittance compared to the sums received by the package-marketers of the salt they […]


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Locked with Lantern and a Good Luck

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Spread the love           Atrayee tells us an intriguing story about a NGC team, caught in the Eritrean-Ethiopian conflict and a kidnapping. What happened to Twisha? Here’s a literary thriller, exclusively for Different Truths, for the Africa Special Issue. Is it night already? So soon! The trace of daylight that has been permeating through that precarious locked […]


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Going Up in Smoke That Never Was: A USD 100 Million from UAE

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Spread the love           UAE ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna confirms that no aid offer of Rs 700 crore was made by the UAE. This places the Vijayan government in Kerala, the state with the communists in power, in an untenable position. The CM, who jumped the gun, also made others to jump the gun, including the […]


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North East Heading Towards Bitter Political Battle

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Spread the love           The way the political scenario is changing in the region is indicative of a virulent political battle on communal lines. NRC is emerging as the most important political issue that can affect the fortunes of all political parties. The sharp polarisation may trigger violence in the region, particularly during the elections. The region […]


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The Price of Life

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Spread the love           Here’s an evocative real-life account of the survivors during the partition, in 1947. A little lad was celebrating the survival of his mother and him, dancing the Bhangra – a unique example of Black humour, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. The story goes back about 30 years when the boy’s […]


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Human Rights Justice: Who are the Torture Victims? – I

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Spread the love           Amit, our Editor-at-Large (Europe) analyses role of an India based Non-Governmental Organisation working for the torture victims of marginalised groups (such as Dalits, Muslims) using novel methods of testimonial therapy – employing it for the rehabilitation of torture victims providing voice for voiceless, mobilising human rights movement by bringing narratives of injustices of […]


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What Makes Jaitley Go Berserk: His Hitler or the Historical Hitler of the Yore?

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Spread the love           The Hitlerian mindset is in full force. This time it might be an expensive gaffe by the great nonperformer, Arun Jaitley. That millions died, killed by barbaric methods under Hitler did not happen during the Emergency. Only a hapless Jaitley was taken away for short while from his air-conditioned comfort to the jail. […]


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Congress-BJP Confrontation will Badly hit Passing of Bills

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Spread the love           The political temperature has soared so much that any talk of cooperation being mentioned by the ruling party leaders for passing the bills, is being dealt with contempt by the Congress and the other opposition leaders. The Congress President Rahul Gandhi is in the foulest mood vis a vis the Prime Minister Narendra […]


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The Ancient Walled City

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Spread the love           The walls around Toledo are an example of one of the most fortified complex systems of the Middle Ages in Europe. It is one of the oldest cities of the region. We saw ruins which date back to 3000 years. This city on hills has seen several different cultures sweep over it. Paramita […]


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Pranab Strikes Big Bang, Congress Hits Black Hole

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Spread the love           Pranab Mukherjee did not have to “die first” to go back in time to retell history. He’s 82 and in his memory-cache there is enough of reading of history told and written to recollect, which he did, linking it to “nation, nationalism and patriotism,” drawing differences between the Indian nation and the western […]


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