Prayers

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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Christians Dressed in Crusade Mail

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Spread the love           No names have been taken, neither that of man nor party, in the Archbishop’s letter. But the Church’s David versus Goliath slingshot is aimed at the Modi government. That is for sure. Logic says Christians should form a political party and get into the thick of battle political. The Election Commission cannot stop […]


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The Colourful Kashmiri Wedding

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Spread the love            The picturesque northernmost Indian state of Jammu& Kashmir has its own distinct cultural heritage. Here, in a nutshell, are their wedding customs and traditions of the Kashmiri Hindus. A matrimonial alliance is fixed once the horoscopes match. For the Kasamdry (formal engagement), the two parties assemble at a temple. Prayers are followed by an […]


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The Moons of Jupiter

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Spread the love            Galileo saw a magnified view of the heavens no human eye had ever seen. He saw Jupiter clearly, and, to his amazement, he found moons circling the giant planet. Aristotle had said (and all scientists believed) that Earth was the only planet in the universe that had a moon. Within days, Galileo […]


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Turbans are the Identity of the Sikhs – IV

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Spread the love            Shameena tells us about the importance of turbans amongst Sikhs. It’s a part of their identities, she says, in the fourth part of her weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. A very important and exciting event in the life of a Sikh boy is when he starts tying the turban. In a […]


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Prayers and Hope: A Severe Outbreak of Flu in Hong Kong

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Spread the love            Hong Kong is an overpopulated, crowded place where people are closely packed together for lack of space. Add to that high humidity levels, and it is the perfect breeding ground for viruses. It witnessed one of the worst ever outbreaks of Flu, says, Suveera, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. […]


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The Gun Laws in the US: More Guns, More Homicides

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Spread the love            A strong finding of a study by Philip J. Cook was on gun use and crime was that gun use intensifies violence, making it more likely that the victim of an assault or robbery will die. The positive effect is on the murder-rate, not on the overall violent-crime rate. More guns, more […]


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Makar Sankranti: A Pan-Indian Solar Festival Celebrating Bounty

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Spread the love            Makar Sankranti is an important pan-Indian solar festival, known by different names. It is known as Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Pedda Panduga in Andhra Pradesh, Bihu in Assam, Magha Mela in parts of central and north India, as Makar Sankranti in the west, Lohri in North India and by other names. Makar […]


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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna and the Art of Unconditional Service – LVIII

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Spread the love            Nilanjana retells a tale of seva (unconditional service) that Krishna narrated, from the Bhagavatam. He cites the examples of a tree and wives of wise men. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Sukha had paused for a while before narrating the next story of Krishna. Parikshit followed his […]


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The Curtain Call of 2017

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Spread the love            Ruchira recalls the year gone by with mixed feelings. She moves from the individual to the social and political realms, exploring the many layers, in the Special Feature, exclusively in Different Truths. 2017 has been a fairly good year. Good because, on the personal front, there were no mishaps, sickness or bereavements. On the contrary, […]


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