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Malayali Weddings: Simple Low-Key Affairs

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Spread the love            Malayali weddings are utterly devoid of all the pomp and fanfare that mark lavish Punjabi / Sikh/Bania weddings. These are summed up as Band Baaja Baraati. At a Malayali wedding there is neither loud music nor dancing, no mehendi, and sangeet, which are almost Sine Qua Non for weddings in northern parts […]


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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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Scrumptious Namkeen, Anyone?

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Spread the love            Ruchira tells us about various namkeens, from different parts of India, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Indians are probably the most notorious foodies in the world. They never miss an opportunity to pamper their taste buds. By and large Indians food items can be broadly classified into three, namely […]


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39 Returning in Boxes Dash Hopes of Their Families: Confirmation Made Possible by ISIS Rout of Mosul

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Spread the love           That truth is that ISIS was cleared from Mosul only towards the end of 2017, and only after then could a search be carried out by the Iraqi authorities. Sushma Swaraj had met the families of the 39 in 2015. Last year, she told Parliament she would still not make a categorical statement […]


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The Custodian

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Spread the love            Soumya shares the highs and lows of hitch-hiking in a truck, after a cancelled flight to Delhi, with two men and a lady. Read more about this adventure, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. It was the worst trip of my life. My guardian angel was working overtime battling some […]


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Veteran Communist Leader of Pakistan Jam Saqi is no More

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Spread the love           Jam Saqi, former general secretary of the Communist Party of Pakistan passed away on March 5. Suffering from multiple ailments, he died of renal failure. Here’s a tribute, for Different Truths. Jam Saqi, former general secretary of the Communist Party of Pakistan passed away on March 5. Suffering from multiple ailments, he died […]


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Laddus: Made by Men, Adored by Gods

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Spread the love            The origin of laddu is steeped in antiquity. A story also goes that once a trainee assistant of a doctor, Vaid or Hakeem, as they were called, accidentally dropped ghee on to some mixture. He hastily made it into roundels to give the medicine as a dose. These were perhaps the earliest […]


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Islamabad Shaken by Pashtun Resurgence: Traumatised by Terrorism, Racial Profiling

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Spread the love           The Pashtun resurgence, hyphenated from political parties, is the expression of a new identity politics. Anger got accumulated out of individual and collective experiences of Pashtuns in the distinct socio-political milieu of the post-9/11 realities. Here’s a report for Different Truths. “Naqeeb Masud Shaheed: Zwanan Mo Qatal Kege Da Sanga Azadi Da, Pashto […]


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The Story of Dal Makhani

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Spread the love            The original Dal Makhani, which was made in the Western part of Punjab, which is now in Pakistan was made by the Peshawaris. The Punjabis sold this dal with a few flat unleavened bread called roti in Peshawar dhabas. When the Peshawaris came across the border after partition they brought this dal […]


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When Faith Turns the Divider

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Spread the love            Ruchira anguishes that the Indian society is becoming increasingly intolerant and parochial. The walls of religious divisions are sharper now. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Oh, lift me as a wave, a leaf, a cloud! I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!                                                                         ~P.B. […]


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