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tea, salt, and teranga

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Spread the love           Not all salt harvesters are held in equal esteem. As in many economically-challenged zones across the world, outside Dakar, in the shallow basin of Senegal’s Lac Rose, salt workers labour under the unrelenting heat of the dry-season sun, earning a pittance compared to the sums received by the package-marketers of the salt they […]


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I Feel the Essence of My Doting Dad

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Spread the love           It is eleven years to lunar date since his larger than life colorful persona was amongst us, yet his essence, words, royal laughter, humour linger stronger every day for me. His penchant for Telugu sametlu (proverbs); English proverbs, and appropriate usage by pulling out right one for situations was mind-boggling. When I found lazy-person-tricks to […]


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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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Bunch of Blooms: A Critical Analysis

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Spread the love            Pankajam, a very prolific poet of high repute, standing in the garden of literature, with joy and pride, with her Bunch of Blooms, her eighth collection of poems tempts her readers to go through each enchanting part of the book. Divided into seven parts, Bunch of Blooms is a beautiful garland of her thoughts and […]


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GDP Growth Looking Up, But Serious Problems Remain

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Spread the love           The high growth does not reflect the whole story. There is significant jobless growth. Only 8 lakh new jobs have been created against the requirement of nearly 50 lakhs over a four year period. Here’s a report, for Different Truths. The Indian economic growth figures for January- March 2018 quarter announced early June […]


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Repo Rate Hike a Waste of Breath: RBI Could Have Adopted Less Cautionary Approach

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Spread the love           The RBI Governor conveyed the picture of a robust Indian economy, surging ahead fast, with little spare capacity and demand rising on the back of bumper crop last season. All that good run in India was happening against the backdrop of an uncertain global economy, runaway oil prices and US Federal Reserve pursuing […]


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Beguni and Aam er Chatni: The Perfect Companion to Khichuri – II

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Spread the love            In the second part of Bengali comfort food, Anumita, our Managing Editor, shares the recipes of Beguni and Aam er Chatni, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. With the comfort food of khichuri, there is a need for its favorite side dishes. Salty Beguni and sweet Chatni make the perfect […]


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When Economics Morphs into Politics and Diplomacy: Trump Policies Bring Exalted Status to Russia

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Spread the love           Sochi and St Petersburg have become, in a way, the centre of the world this week. Leaders from across the world are converging on to the two hotspots, seeking support or solace from that country’s modern Tsar. President Vladimir Putin met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and he will be the guest of […]


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Maduro Re-Elected President of Venezuela: Trump Threatens to Impose Economic Sanctions

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Spread the love           This election season has been a wild ride for Maduro and Venezuela. After the death of President Hugo Chávez in March 2013, Maduro, a former bus driver and labour union activist, succeeded him with a mandate to continue the “Bolivarian Revolution” that had transformed political life in Venezuela and in the whole Latin […]


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Khichuri: The Perfect Comfort Food – I

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Spread the love            Our Managing Editor, Anumita, shares the finger-licking recipe of Khichuri, Bengali style, in the first part of her two-part article, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. It was raining the night before. The grey sky and the incessant drumming of the water droplets on the roof were creeping into my […]


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