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A Gold Watch of the Bishop, a Stick of the Gardener and the Train

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Spread the love           A Bishop had blamed the son of the gardener for stealing his gold wristwatch. The gardener too had beaten his son blue-black. Was the boy a thief? A story by Swapna. A Different Truths exclusive for the Special Feature in Different Truths. There was a hue and cry in the morning! Lo, behold. […]


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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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Uncertain Times for German Politics

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Spread the love           Dangerous developments connected with a rising fascist movement under the banner of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) are underway. Germany’s Left Party (die Linke), on the other hand, could well be on its way toward mounting an effective fightback. The German version of the Nazis and KKKers who descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, last […]


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Vajpayee Was Diametrically Opposite to Modi: Gujarat Riot in 2002 was a Dividing Line

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Spread the love           Behind the current proximity between the party and its mentor is the attitudinal difference between Vajpayee and Modi. Unlike Vajpayee, Modi has always belonged to his party’s more hawkish sections, a reputation which was highlighted by the Gujarat riots when Vajpayee had counselled the then chief minister of the state to adhere to […]


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What is It About You That I Love the Most?

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Spread the love           An intense sensuous and erotic love poem, by Meenakshi, for Different Truths. Your eyes, which open you to me The mirror of your soul that tells me when you have mischief on your mind And the deepest sorrows too Your eyes which see deep into my soul and when they lock into mine, […]


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The Hunger of Oleg Sentsov

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Spread the love           On the 15th of May 2018, one month before Russia celebrated the opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Oleg Sentsov began an indefinite hunger strike, which continues today — not only to protest his own imprisonment, but that of nearly 70 compatriots, fellow Ukrainian artists, actors, political prisoners. And, today, Sentsov is battling […]


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Trump Restaurant at the End of the Universe: All Sins of Kim Stand Pardoned

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Spread the love           How dare Trump forgive Kim’s original sins, his human rights record: The rabid K9s he set on his uncle. The general he rocket-launched to kingdom come. The brother he poison-smeared to death. The starving incarcerated in North Korea. The Yalu-drowned. Here’s an analysis, for Different Truths. Lessons from around the world. One of […]


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Despite Record of Trump, There are Positives from the Korea Summit

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Spread the love           Many of the voices on television and in the opinion pages are howling that Trump gave away the store in his meeting with the North Korean leader in Singapore yesterday. The president’s agreement to halt war games with South Korea—annual dress rehearsals for an invasion of the North which even Trump says are […]


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Amit Shah Using Sampark to Redefine Political Contours

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Spread the love           Modi rode to power riding on the support of the urban middle class. But unfortunately, this middle class has turned his bitter critic, notwithstanding every attempt to refurbish his image. It is this class which Shah is targeting for his mission. Shah knows that while the government and the party must fulfill the […]


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