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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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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Vrindavan Longs for Krishna – LXXXIV

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Spread the love            Nilanjana recounts the tale of Vrindavan’s longing for Krishna, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Parikshit said, “So Krishna was now busy in his new role?” Sukha sighed, “Yes, the cosmic consciousness took the human form for a purpose. But then he never forgot his dear ones at Vrindavan. Krishna […]


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Secure Your WhatsApp from DroidSheep Hijacks

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Spread the love           Cyber Security expert, Reetwika, warns us from DroidSheep hijacks on WhatsApp and gives invaluable security tips, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Do you own an Android-based smartphone? Are you a WhatsApp freak? If your answers to the above questions are both yes, then congratulations! You are highly vulnerable to DroidSheep […]


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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Kuvalayapida and Krishna – LXXVIII

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Spread the love           Nilanjana retells the famous story from the Bhagavatam about how Krishna vanquished Kuvalayapida, the mighty elephant of Kamsa, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Sukha was narrating Krishna’s stay in Mathura to Parikshit. “The next morning, the entire city was dressed up for the festival. The great bow was already broken […]


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How Classical is Our Yoga?

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Spread the love           There are various ways of attaining the sublime and the surreal – Yoga takes you towards that. But today’s scientific day and age ask for more – how can energy be viewed while doing Pranayama and meditation, some ask and doubt the real effects of Yoga. For such skeps, Yoga is more of […]


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Virat and Anushka Smitten by the Modi Bug

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Spread the love4          4SharesModi was the guest of honour at one of Virushka’s marriage receptions. That seems to have kind of left a halo around the heads of Virushka. Anushka became a Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan ambassador with photographs of her promoting open defecation free India with the image of a toilet in the background, nowhere like […]


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Some Problems of Translation: A Study of Red Oleanders by Tagore – I

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Spread the love9          9SharesThe journey of the theme and the meta-theme, encoded into one language, to another language, is the kernel of the translation process. We need to remember in this connection that the translation process is no longer considered a mechanistic one. Mechanical transfer of theme and linguistic features from one language to another is impossible. […]


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Marx Was a Great Scholar in Mathematics, Linguistics

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Spread the love           Perhaps very few Marxists and admirers of Marx know that Marx’s contributions were not at all limited to economics and politics. Mathematics apart, his notes, manuscripts, and correspondences cover chemistry, geology, ethnology and even linguistics inter alia. Those studies are of great relevance to the so-called ‘peripheral economies’ like India and its neighbouring […]


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The Full Moon in the Dark

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Spread the love           An evocative poem, celebrating nature, by Ayub, exclusively for Different Truths. The ocean was destined to dance, But what happened to the moon!  Whose evil eye has caught The full moon of fourteenth night, Bordered by the black clouds. O! Night, Open your eyes, See for a while, Beyond the seashore, The old […]


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South India with its Polite People was a Pleasant Shock

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Spread the love            Carefree and happy-go-lucky student days in Delhi came to an end when Soumya received an appointment letter. He had to report to the Madras office. He shares the juicy details of his train journey and his arrival in a city that seemed like another country. Here’s a humourous take, in the weekly […]


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