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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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Delicious Maacher Kaliya: A Fish Delicacy in a Bengali Home

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Spread the love            Maacher Kaiya is a fish delicacy in a Bengali home. Anumita, our Managing Editor, shares the recipe, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Geography has a vital influence on the food habits of the people. I hail from Bengal, and one side of that state in India had a beautiful […]


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Global Meet in Patna to Debate Marxian Thought

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Spread the love           An international conference in India on Karl Marx – ‘’Karl Marx-Life, Ideas and Influence: A Critical Examination on the Bicentenary’ (16-20 June 2018) under the aegis of the Asian Development Research Institute will take place in Patna, the capital of one of India’s most economically backward states. Its significance lies in the state’s […]


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Enchanting Bengali Wedding Rituals, Rites, and Banters

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Spread the love5          5Shares Ruchira tells us about the many rituals of Bengali wedding, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Twenty-six years ago I got hitched. However, I had neither the time nor energy to undergo a traditional ritualistic Bengali wedding. It was a simple court affair. Nevertheless, I love to attend Bengali wedding […]


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How to Settle Down in Your New Job?

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Spread the love            In whatever position you join, you need to understand that you were hired basis your competencies and because someone felt, that you are the right person for the job and most probably you are being paid at least 20% more than the person you are replacing. You also need to understand that […]


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Capt. Devika: An Officer and a Lady, who Personified Courage

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Spread the love           Maj. Gen. Raj recounts the true story of a brave lady doctor, Capt. Devika Gupta, and how she risked her life and limbs to save a wounded soldier. An engrossing anecdote, for Different Truths.  A true-life war zone incident of a lady doctor of the Indian Army, her story of grit and Hippocrates Oath […]


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Taste of Victory in Karnataka Emboldens Mayawati: BSP Leader Blames Congress for Damaging Campaign

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Spread the love           Mayawati hopes that after winning one assembly seat out of 17 seats it contested in Karnataka in alliance with JD(S), BSP will be able to bargain hard with Congress to form an alliance with SP-BSP and RLD in UP. A report, for Different Truths.  BSP national president Mayawati is now more confident about […]


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PM Not Confident of Victory in Karnataka: Outcome on May 15 to Impact Lok Sabha Poll

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Spread the love           Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP President Amit Shah came to personal levels, calling Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi names. Corruption charges, substantiated or unsubstantiated, were hurled at the Congress and its leaders. Even calm and composed former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had to say that no PM had stooped […]


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How to Handle Success?

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Spread the love            To most of us, success hits us on the head like a mighty blow. We are not hurt but we reach a high, which is close to insanity. We need to deal with it in the right way. Preeyan cautions us on how to handle success and not become its victim, in […]


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