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A Day with the Maasai Tribe

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Spread the love           The Maasai people are one of the tallest tribes in Africa. They are a unique and popular tribe of Kenya due to their long preserved culture. Their distinctive culture, dress style and strategic territory along the game parks of Kenya and Tanzania have made them one of East Africa’s most internationally famous tourist […]


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The Magical Mystery of Enigmatic and Enchanting East Africa

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Spread the love           Nayna takes us on a tour of two East African countries, Tanzania and Rawanda. She tells us the wondrous tales of a world heritage site, Stone Town, in Zanzibar, the largest national parks, including Serengeti and Ngorongoro, and camping under the open sky, in tents, in Tanzania. Kigali, a very pretty hill station; […]


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Bowlby: Attachment, Fears, Phobias, Death Drive from Infancy to Old Age – V

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Spread the love           Bowlby’s interpretations of children’s fears and phobias spring from the evolutionary view of attachment and entail a very different theory of explanation to that of the death drive. The new concept of instinctive behaviour, familiar to ethologists for many years, makes the traditional antithesis between innate and acquired characteristics unnecessary. Every class of behaviour […]


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Bowlby: Emotional Ambivalence versus Conflict and Compromise Behaviours – IV

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Spread the love           Psychoanalysts are particularly interested in emotional ambivalence and conflict behaviour, such as that between approach and withdrawal. Bowlby points out that the activation of such conflicts often will result in so-called compromise behaviour. The individual plays out fragments of two different systems, points out Prof. Ashoka, in the fourth part of this erudite […]


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Jambo: Welcome to the Endless Grasslands

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Spread the love           We drove on through the Ngorang Ngora highlands and into the Savannah, where the great animal migration was gathering steam. We encountered thousands of herbivores from the gigantic giraffe to the diminutive diki diki, the ubiquitous gnu, the spectacular zebra, six types of antelopes and dozens of predators from the mighty Simba the […]


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Short Stories of Tagore: Vignettes from Human Life

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Spread the love            Ruchira critiques eight short stories of Tagore, in the Special Issue, exclusively for Different Truths. Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Mini who lived in a spacious house in one of the numerous by-lanes of Kolkata. By a quirk of fate, she struck up an affectionate friendship with […]


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How to Save Children from the Sinister and Diabolical Designs of Paedophiles?

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Spread the love            The media covers some or the other story on child molestation involving from teachers to celebrities. People are committing such crimes irrelevant to boundaries of race, class, culture, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality, affecting all types of communities; in ninety percent of the cases, the molester is either known to family or someone […]


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Women as Sex Symbols: Are we Predators and Prey at Workplace?

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Spread the love64          64Shares Are the two genders nothing more than the hunted and the hunting, the predator and the prey, in the jungle of primeval consciousness. Why are fashionable women seen as sex objects at social gatherings or at the workplace? Singapore-based Rina reacts against the ogling and groping, in the new column, every week. […]


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Close Encounters of the Wild Kind –1

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Spread the love            Fancy-free and footloose, three friends decide on an adventurous trip. They meet an Australian bicyclist and decide to visit a wildlife resort, meeting villagers and a sadhu. Here’s the first part of the two-part serial, by Soumya, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The tourists spotted some movement in the […]


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Fate of a Prostitute

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Spread the love           An intense and powerful poem, with grotesque imagery, that depicts the life of a prostitute, by Kabir, in Different Truths, Every night haunts her  Even when she smiles seductively  Dew drops fall on her window  Just like sweat gathers on her breast Claustrophobic mind still opens every night  As they collectively spit, “How […]


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