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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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Ghosts and Vultures Wait in the Wings: There is Killing to be made in Realty

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Spread the love           The first “sightings” of ghosts in Charki-Dadri, where two aircraft fell after colliding midair, killing over 300, were reported nearly two-and-a-half months after the horrific mishap. The ‘House of Horror’ deaths are not even a week old. Also, the police are camped outside and cop-fear follows the “guilty” to the grave, and beyond! […]


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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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A Life-Enriching Training

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Spread the love            Hemashri shares her experience of a training as a bureaucrat that enriched her. She shares her experience, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I was nominated for a training on ‘Good Governance’, in the Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon. I started preparation for the two-week stay in Gurgaon, in 2011. […]


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Police Fails to Prevent Honour Killing of a Dalit in Kerala

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Spread the love           Kevin Joseph, the Dalit Christian boy, was brutally murdered for daring to marry an upper caste Christian woman, Neenu Chacko, at the end of a three-year-old romance, against the wishes of her parents. Kevin was abducted and killed allegedly by Neenu’s brother and other relatives for transgressing his social status. The murder has […]


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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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Trinamool Prefers Short Term Gains That May Hurt Later: Sweeping Victory in Panchayat Poll a Sham

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Spread the love           At least 16 people have been killed, from Jalpaiguri to Midnapore and over 500 people injured. Where armed TMC mobs could not reach opposition candidates hiding for their lives, they targeted their near relatives. Women and children were not spared. Their armed attackers beat them up, burning and looting their houses. There were […]


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My Poet, My City: Owning Tagore and the Bard in Allahabad

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Spread the love           Our Editor-in-Chief, Arindam, shares his personal relationship with Tagore. It deepened when he learned that Gurudev had a close connection with Allahabad, the scribe’s birthplace. Tagore’s niece was married to a legal luminary in the City of Confluence. Moreover, the Bard had an interesting relationship with the Indian Press. The three editorials of […]


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Rustling Silks and Flamboyant Hues at Maharashtrian Weddings

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Spread the love            Ruchira tells us about Marathi weddings, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Marathi weddings are middle-level affairs, a sharp contrast from the big fat Indian wedding projected by the innumerable soap serials on television channels. Firstly, an engagement ceremony Sakhar Puda is held.  In a gathering of close friends and relatives saris and sweet […]


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Psychology of Crime in India Changing Fast: Sex-Related Crimes at Alarming Level

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Spread the love           Sex-related offences are increasing at a very fast rate, which needs special attention of lawmakers, criminologists, sociologists, and educationists. Simply making stringent laws, such as we have recently seen in the ordinance relating to rape, is not sufficient to deal with the epidemic of sex-related crimes. The government’s approach to making provision for […]


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