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A Visionary Auteur Goes Gently Into The Good Night

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Spread the love           “People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” —Edmund Hillary Armed with a pedigreed background in film world and a  distinct persona of her own, Kalpana Lajmi(1954) carved a special niche for herself as a sensitive film director on gender issues. Surrounded by trail blazers, she was the […]


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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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Great Chilean Musician Max Berrú Carrión Passes Away

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Spread the love           Despite not being born in Chile, Max Berrú became Chilean by choice and lived five long decades in that country and became an emblem of trans-Andean music. Together with Jorge Coulón, he joined a group that played Argentine folk music. In this period, they meet Horacio Salinas and Horacio Durán, together with whom […]


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The Abode of Peace: A Nest Formed in the Universe

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Spread the love            Badly in need of funds for his ashram, Tagore sought donations from abroad notably England and was dismayed to encounter the cool British snub. This was a fallout of his strong denouncements against the British imperialistic attitudes as well as his relinquishment of the knighthood. Yet the poet in him keenly empathised […]


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Turbans are the Identity of the Sikhs – IV

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Spread the love            Shameena tells us about the importance of turbans amongst Sikhs. It’s a part of their identities, she says, in the fourth part of her weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. A very important and exciting event in the life of a Sikh boy is when he starts tying the turban. In a […]


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Hail President Xi Jinping, Emperor of China: India Will Need to Keep a Weary Eye

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Spread the love           Media with few exceptions are already cautious not to ruffle Chinese feathers, refusing to acknowledge openly that Xi-President-for-Life is tantamount to Xi the de facto monarch, a throwback to 1911 when the last Chinese emperor was overthrown. Here’s an analysis, for Different Truths.  There is a slight change in the status of President […]


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V-Day Blues!

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Spread the love            Humourist Soumya shares a fictionalised story of his daughter, Medha, and her Valentine’s Day blues. Here’s a special feature, on the eve of the V-Day, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. My little girl had shared this funny story of heartbreak with me, which I am trying to fictionalise. Medha […]


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Tagore and Allahabad: Indian Press Published all his Books, from 1908-14, including the Nobel Prize-winning Gitanjali – I

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Spread the love           Between 1908 and 1914, Indian Press printed and published all Tagore works and made it popular. The books were printed by Indian Press, Allahabad and sold through Indian Publishing House, Kolkata. It consisted of 47 prose works and 40 poetical works, 87 books in all, including the Nobel Prize-winning Gitanjali, in 1911, says […]


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Hokey Godmen and the Mask of Celibacy

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Spread the love            Self-styled guru and father-figure Huzoor Maharaj Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh ji, is the latest Godman, who simply put could not control his urges and felt that his status in the Dera Sacha Sauda gave him rape rights. Now, he has been convicted of rape and sent to jail for 20 years rigorous […]


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Nobel or Not so Nobel

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Spread the love           The Indian Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satayarthi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, in 2014. As a Nobel Peace Laureate, his concern shall encompass issues of peace and burning conflicts, surrounding – if not the whole world, at least his home country India. From declining journalist freedom in India to the rape of […]


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