Politeness

Politeness: To Be or Not to Be!

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Spread the love           Politeness has many nuances and hues. Soumya explains what politeness cost his father-in-law in the hands of his nephew-in-law. And later, the price that polite nephew-in-law had to pay, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths.  The traditional view of the mild and polite people south of the Vindhiyas or from our […]


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Less Prospects of a Full-Fledged Global Trade War: China Moderates Opposition to Trump Tariffs

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Spread the love           The Chinese had, in fact, stated that “politeness demands that China comes out with measures in response to unilateral US announcements of tariffs.” The pitch was further hyped by the US President imposing later rounds of imposts on $100 billion imports into the US, over and above those he had announced earlier. One […]


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Lucknow: Of Nawabs, Kebabs, and Tehzeeb

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Spread the love            Ruchira takes us on a tour of Lucknow, where currents and crosscurrents of divergent cultures intermingled and blended, to finally emerge as a new composite whole. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Lucknow always fascinates me. For long it remained a Carrefour where currents and crosscurrents of divergent cultures intermingled […]


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One Life, Many Mothers

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Spread the love           Arindam pays a tribute to his many mothers on Mother’s Day. He also tells us of a man with 81 mothers. “How can he have so many mothers?” A divisional accountant general, administration (DAG-Admin.), Ramam (name changed), thundered. He sounded exasperated. This was many moons ago. He was speaking about a wily employee, Ganesh (name […]


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