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Lost Tears

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Spread the love22          22SharesAn evocative poem by Atrayee for Different Truths. Smell of my lost tearsHangs there,With the elan of a warriorAt the door ajar. Eyeing the sky deep blueScribbling my pangs on its hueDo they try to quench my pain?At an abode that far. My tears would travel perhaps,Through the woods of my ruinAnd the […]


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A Wrinkled Smile

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Spread the love           A short story based on real life that explores various layers of relationships, by Anumita, our Managing Editor, exclusively for Different Truths. Kathy watched the bony fingers holding her arm and smiled at the twinkling eyes looking at her. Those eyes were surrounded with wrinkles yet a vibrancy emitted from this person. She […]


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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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A Happy Day

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Spread the love           A poignant ballad, by Anika, about the pain, sufferings, ennui and the indifference – all a part of city life. An effective satire, exclusively for Different Truths. A happy day: I stood at the airport waiting. Drowning in an overwhelming uncertainty. And for a split second, I viewed myself, an epicentre of a […]


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Preamble: John Bowlby Helps Understand Human Behaviour Caught Between Attachments and Separations – I

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Spread the love            The crux of Bowlby’s thesis is that the pains and joys of attachment cannot be reduced to something more primary such as the sexual or death instincts. Just as a child’s love for his mother does not result from the gratification of his oral desires, so the heart-rending expressions of grief quoted […]


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Bunch of Blooms: A Critical Analysis

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Spread the love            Pankajam, a very prolific poet of high repute, standing in the garden of literature, with joy and pride, with her Bunch of Blooms, her eighth collection of poems tempts her readers to go through each enchanting part of the book. Divided into seven parts, Bunch of Blooms is a beautiful garland of her thoughts and […]


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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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German Industry Divided on Links with Iran: Social Democrats, Left Hit by Factional Fights

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Spread the love           Only days after Netanyahu’s press conference attack on Iran, Trump tore up the U.S. copy of the Iran nuclear agreement. Only hours after that Israel launched its heaviest missile strike in Syria since 1973, with a reported 28 warplanes hitting Iranian sites south, north and east of Damascus, including a munitions warehouse at […]


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The Poinsettias: An Ode to Asifa

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Spread the love           Two doctors, Barnali and Patrick, who studied in AFMC, Pune, many moons ago, corroborated to pen a soulful piece, a prose-poem by Patrick, and a poem by Barnali, as an homage to an eight-year-old girl, Asifa, who was brutally gang-raped and murdered. A Different Truths exclusive. She is a happy child-woman: a girl […]


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A Child Lost in his Special World

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Spread the love            The pain and agony of a mother of an Autistic child, crushed by the pressures of her life, takes a grim toll. Tapati recounts a heart-wrenching account, based on a real-life incident, in the Special Feature, Exclusively for Different Truths.  The young child was playing with crayons spread around. Mindlessly he would […]


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