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South Sudan: A Country in Perpetual Turmoil

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Spread the love           Salva Kiir Mayardit took oath as the first president of the Republic that day in 2011, the new nation not only gratefully savored its first moments of independence from North Sudan but also remembered with sadness the more than two million people who had sacrificed their lives for that very moment. Tears rolled […]


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Every Soul has its Song of Life!

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Spread the love           There is a tribe in central Africa, some say it is the Himba Tribe, while some say it is the Ubuntu Tribe, which have a unique tradition. When a woman wants to become a mother, she recluses herself from the tribe and goes to stay in the forest. She stays amongst nature and […]


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The Inspiring Story of the African American, George Washington Carver

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Spread the love           Veena Gavankar came across the English biography, George Washington Carver, an African American agriculturist, botanist, inventor and environmentalist, written by Shirley Graham and George Lipscomb. She was fascinated with his life and wanted to share his inspiring story with her children. She went on to do a lot of research on Carver and […]


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The End of all Arguments

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Spread the love           There was a culture hero who lived in what is today’s West Africa. He was especially well known and praised by the Ashanti People of Ghana. He was none other than the spider Ananse, the trickster, the master of all the stories of the world after he bought the stories from Nyame the […]


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Dandora Dumpsite is a Bedroom for the Urban Poor in Nairobi

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Spread the love           Dandora is the biggest dumpsite in Nairobi, an estate littered with dirt and overflowing sewers pouring into the drainage system. For most though, it is the high level of crime, thanks to the jobless youth, who idle in the area, youth who strike fear in residents, even in broad daylight. It is a lifeline […]


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Uncertain Times for German Politics

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Spread the love           Dangerous developments connected with a rising fascist movement under the banner of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) are underway. Germany’s Left Party (die Linke), on the other hand, could well be on its way toward mounting an effective fightback. The German version of the Nazis and KKKers who descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, last […]


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Vajpayee Was Diametrically Opposite to Modi: Gujarat Riot in 2002 was a Dividing Line

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Spread the love           Behind the current proximity between the party and its mentor is the attitudinal difference between Vajpayee and Modi. Unlike Vajpayee, Modi has always belonged to his party’s more hawkish sections, a reputation which was highlighted by the Gujarat riots when Vajpayee had counselled the then chief minister of the state to adhere to […]


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Freedom for Independence Day

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Spread the love           A lot more barriers need to be broken and freedom needs to be realised in an imperfect ‘social structure’ that exists in India and abroad. You still need to fight racism, sexism, casteism, class-ism and boundaries you have created for yourselves in your head because of how you were conditioned to think or […]


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Meeting Simba, the Lion

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Spread the love           Now in the third installment let us talk about a real folk we came all the way to the Dark Continent to meet up with, our colourful four-footed cousins of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian varieties. Soumya takes us on a tour of the Masai, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Our […]


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My Story: Renu – I

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Spread the love           Here are four stories from a novella that deals with love, marriage, and relationship, by Meenakshi, in the weekly column. Here’s the first part, exclusively for Different Truths. Hi! Well now that you want to hear about me, let me tell you, it’s pretty boring. I am a housewife who gave up her […]


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