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The Ancient Walled City

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Spread the love           The walls around Toledo are an example of one of the most fortified complex systems of the Middle Ages in Europe. It is one of the oldest cities of the region. We saw ruins which date back to 3000 years. This city on hills has seen several different cultures sweep over it. Paramita […]


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Four Years of Modi not a Bad Bargain for Economy: Probity in Decision-Making Seen Restored to a Degree

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Spread the love           The first positive score would be that in four years we have not had one single instance of a major scandal. Accusations of money making on the sly by high functionaries of the state have by and large been absent. In sharp contrast, this is what had dogged the functioning of the immediately […]


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Marxism is a Living Science 200 Years Later: Its Revolutionary Ideas are Guide to Action

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Spread the love           Marxism is a revolutionary theory. Without it, protests against capitalist exploitation and oppression are limited to demands for reforms, to efforts to alleviate symptoms, without curing the disease. Here’s an analysis, for Different Truths. The ideas of Marxism originated in the middle of the 19th century. It was then that two great social […]


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Tagore in Love: Letters from Shillong, Khublei Shibun

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Spread the love            It was in the month of May, Lovita was in Shillong with a sole sojourn to be there, where Tagore lived, 99 years ago (first time in 1919). She walked the aka-beka (winding) roads of Laithumukhra then walked uphill Laban. The pine trees are still there tall but older. Under whose shades […]


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Revisiting the Bengali Renaissance through the Eyes of Tagore

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Spread the love            Aseem critiques the Bengali Renaissance and the role that Tagore played in it, as Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. “I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come […]


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Make Time for Marx, not Just Market: Chinese President Xi Tells His Party Members

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Spread the love           The return to Marxist roots is a demonstration that the CPC seems well aware of the contradictions and questions raised by its program of market reform and opening up. Back in 2016, Xi went so far as to publicly announce, “The whole party should remember, what we are building is socialism with Chinese […]


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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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Ever Changing Political Psyche Puts Parties on Tenterhooks: Modi Losing the Rationale for a Repeat Performance

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Spread the love           BJP lost not only in Uttar Pradesh but also in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and had come to the verge of losing the majority in the assembly elections in Gujarat. In all three states, BJP had delivered a scintillating performance of winning all but two seats in Madhya Pradesh. Since 2014, by-elections for […]


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Vietnam is now a Story of Success and Growth

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Spread the love           Along the business center of the country, Ho Chi Minh City is today the hub around which Vietnam’s “socialist-oriented market economy” revolves. The oxymoronic nature of that phrase is symbolically demonstrated in the ideological war playing out on billboards, signs, and banners here. In busy shopping areas, the golden hammer-and-sickle insignia of the […]


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