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African Women Stand Tall against Female Genital Mutilation

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Spread the love           Butchering girls’ private parts, cutting out healthy flesh in the name of religious ritual is barbaric. Whenever a girl or a woman gets cut, she becomes exposed to numeric infection, including HIV, which is the deadliest of all. Statistics says the places where this practice still takes place are high in HIV infected […]


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Going Up in Smoke That Never Was: A USD 100 Million from UAE

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Spread the love           UAE ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna confirms that no aid offer of Rs 700 crore was made by the UAE. This places the Vijayan government in Kerala, the state with the communists in power, in an untenable position. The CM, who jumped the gun, also made others to jump the gun, including the […]


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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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The Unnamed Fame

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Spread the love           Here’s an evocative short story by a young storyteller, Kabir. He penned this story, during a recent Creative Writing Workshop, conducted by our Editor-in-Chief, Arindam Roy, under the aggies of Arz Hai. A Different Truths exclusive. I don’t remember whether it was Friday or Saturday but all I can recall was that it […]


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Learn to Dodge BIN Attack with your Payment Cards

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Spread the love           A cybersecurity expert, Reetwika tells us about a very fashionable cybercrime which is raving the global payment card industry with a snowballing trend of monetary scams, especially where the card is not present during transactions like e-commerce purchases, online payments etc. As a cardholder, it’s time for us to know how we are […]


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Translation and the Readers Response Theory – II

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Spread the love           Basudeb dwells into the complexities of translation and readers response theory, in the second and final part of his erudite research, exclusively for Different Truths. Translator’ construction of the text which he translates may not be identical to the text of the Source Language Text (SLT) author. It is his understanding of the […]


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Fitness Challenge was a Smart Build-Up for Yoga Day

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Spread the love           The Congress and Modi’s other political rivals laugh at the boast that Modi internationalised Yoga. That accomplishment, they say, go to selfless yogis like the late BKS Iyengar, who is said to have given to China yogic power long before Modi travelled to that country to teach the Chinese rudimentary Yoga. A report, […]


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Nemesis

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Spread the love            Fears and karmas often catch up with us. Soumya shares a real-life incident, when rivals in hockey field, met as friends, years later. How were the worst fears of the protagonist dispelled? Read more, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. This story was told to me by a friend over […]


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The Story of the Condensed Milk

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Spread the love            Condensed milk is usually cow milk sweetened with sugar, which increases its shelf life by preventing the growth of microorganisms. Drinking milk was a significant health risk before the 19th century. In the United States, condensed milk only appeared in 1853, produced by a dairy farmer named Gail Borden Jr. Prof Ashoka tells […]


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Jeremy Irons Mesmerises in a Semi-Autobiographical Play

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Spread the love           Long Day’s Journey into Night, currently being staged at Los Angeles, is a masterful rendition of Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece about the human condition. The British cast is led by the venerable Jeremy Irons. The approximately 3.5-hour play is the stuff of Greek tragedy and Shakespearian drama, following the descent of the Tyrone family […]


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