Religious

Osun: The River Goddess of Africa

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Spread the love           The Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove is situated along the Osun River in the city of Osogbo and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Here, a statue of the goddess Osun stands by the river with her arms outstretched as if to welcome visitors to her forest. Since ancient times, worshippers arrive at the Osun […]


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Sojourner Truth, First Feminist to Assert Black Identity: Intersectionality and Truth

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Spread the love           What Sojourner Truth may have been most famous for, not unlike the firebrand anarchist Emma Goldman, was her public speaking. Illiterate throughout her life, she nevertheless had a remarkable gift for language, and from 1840s onwards, went on several speaking tours with both women’s rights groups and abolitionists. In 1850, she also began […]


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The Challenges of Working in Africa

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Spread the love           Preeyan tells us about the challenges of relocating to work abroad, particularly in Africa. He cautions that if you are moving to a country in Africa you expect what you see on TV, but for any country it is not the case. A Different Truths exclusive for the Special Issue on Africa. Your […]


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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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Time the Church Took the Confession Test

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Spread the love           A woman confessed to pre-marital sex with a priest to another priest. That libido in robes told the secret to two other ‘brothers’. And all three had a time blackmailing her to submit to the missionary position! Four priests in all. It was exploitative. It was humiliating. A report, for Different Truths. A […]


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What Makes Jaitley Go Berserk: His Hitler or the Historical Hitler of the Yore?

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Spread the love           The Hitlerian mindset is in full force. This time it might be an expensive gaffe by the great nonperformer, Arun Jaitley. That millions died, killed by barbaric methods under Hitler did not happen during the Emergency. Only a hapless Jaitley was taken away for short while from his air-conditioned comfort to the jail. […]


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Unworthy Political Manoeuvrings: Where the Nation Stands Today – II

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Spread the love           In the second and final part of his political commentary, Dr. Kulmeet shows us the huge gaps between the promises and realities by the Modi-led government, in the Centre, exclusively for Different Truths.  The hopes that the slogan ‘abki baar Modi sarkar” brought along with it lie abysmally in the deep pits of polarisation, poverty, […]


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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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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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Amit Shah Using Sampark to Redefine Political Contours

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Spread the love           Modi rode to power riding on the support of the urban middle class. But unfortunately, this middle class has turned his bitter critic, notwithstanding every attempt to refurbish his image. It is this class which Shah is targeting for his mission. Shah knows that while the government and the party must fulfill the […]


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