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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Family Time – LXXXV

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Spread the love           Nilanjana recounts a tale from the Bhagavatam. Devaki and Vasudeva began telling them of the many relatives that they have had. Balarama and Krishna were eagerly listening to those stories. Of all that they heard the tale of Kunti, and her sons interested them the most. An exclusive for Different Truths.   Parikshit […]


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Kaifi Azmi Centenary: A Humanitarian Poet, who Rose Against Religious Boundaries

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Spread the love12          12SharesIt’s poet Kaifi Azmi’s birth centenary, today. Prof. Ashoka pays a befitting tribute to the humanitarian poet, who rose against narrow and parochial religious boundaries. An exclusive for Different Truths. Today (Jan 14) is the birth anniversary of one Akhtar Hussain Rizvi who was born exactly 100 years ago! We know him better […]


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Progressive Judiciary Eyesore For Regressive Sangh

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Spread the love           The government remains uneasy about the judicial “overreach” was evident when finance minister Arun Jaitley went to town recently with his criticism of a number of recent judgments relating to homosexuality, adultery and the entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple. In nearly all these cases, the gulf is obvious […]


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Togo: The Largest Voodoo Market in the World

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Spread the love           Togo’s capital city of Lomé is the birthplace of the largest Voodoo market in the world – a kind of super supply store for fetishes, charms and anything else one might need for a ritual. It is known as the Akodessewa Fetish Market. Practitioners from all over the African continent travel here in […]


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Do the Lions Have Their Own Storytellers?

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Spread the love           Arindam, our Editor-in-Chief, talks about the ownership of the narrative of Africa, by its people, using the ‘lion’ metaphor, by Chinua Achebe. He tells us how he discovered Africa within him, during his formative years. Four insightful edits by the Africa Special Issue editors, Michele Baron, Luz María López, Olaitan Maryam Mojisola, and Swati […]


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The Story of Masai, a Fascinating African Tribe

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Spread the love           The most fascinating tribe who constitute the largest section of the population are the Masai.  Their language, Swahili, is the official language of both Tanzania and Kenya and is widely spoken across central Africa.  The Masai are nomadic herders who have chosen to maintain their lifestyle and culture over the centuries with the modern world […]


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The Ancient Walled City

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Spread the love           The walls around Toledo are an example of one of the most fortified complex systems of the Middle Ages in Europe. It is one of the oldest cities of the region. We saw ruins which date back to 3000 years. This city on hills has seen several different cultures sweep over it. Paramita […]


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What Causes Human Misjudgement?

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Spread the love            Tanya tells us what causes human misjudgements, according to Charlie Munger, exclusively for Different Truths. Charlie Munger, the famous investor, and partner of Warren Buffet stated the following reasons for human misjudgement. Psychological denial: This is the situation we find people or ourselves in quite a lot. I think we need to learn […]


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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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BJP Seeks to Take India towards a One-Party State

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Spread the love           The one nation concept, as the Prime Minister would have it, embodies one law, one tax, one religion, one culture, one language, etc. Federalism, as understood at present and constitutionally delineated, would be gradually on the way out. We see already a beginning in the carefully defined Terms of Reference of the 15th […]


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