Surrender

Locked with Lantern and a Good Luck

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Spread the love           Atrayee tells us an intriguing story about a NGC team, caught in the Eritrean-Ethiopian conflict and a kidnapping. What happened to Twisha? Here’s a literary thriller, exclusively for Different Truths, for the Africa Special Issue. Is it night already? So soon! The trace of daylight that has been permeating through that precarious locked […]


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A Remarkable Horizontal Vastness and a Rare Vertical Depth in the Poetry of Basudeb Chakraborti – IV

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Spread the love           Basudeb Chakraborti’s poetry has a remarkable horizontal vastness and a rare vertical depth. His poetry concerns itself with all the essential aspects of life and one feels the imprint of his originality of thought and expression. The riches of experience that he brings to bear invest his poetry with the authenticity of feeling […]


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The Making of my Mother

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Spread the love           Nanditaa recalls her time with her mother. She perhaps realised the meaning of motherhood when she became one. An inward-looking, reflective piece, as Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. It is nine months now since my beloved mother left for her heavenly abode – the same time that she had carried me in […]


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Mehbooba Mufti is a Darling, But Whose?

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Spread the love           Year-round foreign and Kashmiri terrorists go on a killing spree in J&K and Mehbooba wants to give them the Ramadan month off to rest their guns and limbs. She wants the Indian army to ‘ceasefire’ for the duration of Ramadan, which is right around the calendar. Here’s a report, for Different Truths. Year-round […]


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Self-Love and Thomas Hardy: Sue as Victim and Victimiser – IV

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Spread the love            Even as Sue punishes herself by returning to a husband she has never loved, she abandons the lover who has remained devoted to her. Sue occupies a dual role in the novel, victim (of Phillotson) and victimiser (of Jude). The roles are interrelated. In terms of ego psychology she identifies with the […]


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Media in the Times of Impeachment: Opposition Politicians, Mutineers Speak Same Language

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Spread the love           Ideologies are basically left of centre and right of centre. Governments are ideological. The judiciary has to be above politics. And media has to walk the tightrope. So, when a left of centre political party and its ideological allies move an impeachment motion against a judge, the ‘independent journalist’ has to stick to […]


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Always Listening, Always Recording Masters of the Universe: No Matter Phone on or off, Snooping is on

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Spread the love           Facebook has data about complete strangers, never logged, never clicked ‘like’ or ‘share’. That is the bigger cover-up. Tech giants like Facebook and Google, besides being evasive, are also invasive. They invade your privacy going back to your grandmother, in many cases right back to great-grandmother. Here’s an expose, for Different Truths. Ten […]


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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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BJP Determined to Devalue Nitish Kumar

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Spread the love           The major partner BJP has been systematically resorting to arm-twisting and giving a bad name to JD(U). The relation between the two has dipped to such a low in the wake of communal clashes in Bihar. Here’s a report, for Different Truths.  The marriage of deceit and intrigue is on the verge of […]


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