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African Women Stand Tall against Female Genital Mutilation

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Spread the love           Butchering girls’ private parts, cutting out healthy flesh in the name of religious ritual is barbaric. Whenever a girl or a woman gets cut, she becomes exposed to numeric infection, including HIV, which is the deadliest of all. Statistics says the places where this practice still takes place are high in HIV infected […]


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The Chai that Cheers: The Inside Story

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Spread the love           Ruchira tells us the story of tea. She traces the antiquity of this wonder drink and how it spread to other parts of the world. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths.  “Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad […]


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Indian Eve: Still a Long Way to Go

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Spread the love            Ruchira tells us about the trials and tribulations of being a girl-child or a woman in the patriarchal Indian society, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. For fifty odd years, India has been my homeland. A city-bred educated woman, (to put it modestly), hailing from a comfortable middle-class family, I […]


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Virat and Anushka Smitten by the Modi Bug

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Spread the love4          4SharesModi was the guest of honour at one of Virushka’s marriage receptions. That seems to have kind of left a halo around the heads of Virushka. Anushka became a Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan ambassador with photographs of her promoting open defecation free India with the image of a toilet in the background, nowhere like […]


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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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Enchanting Bengali Wedding Rituals, Rites, and Banters

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Spread the love            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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Short Stories of Tagore: Vignettes from Human Life

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Spread the love            Ruchira critiques eight short stories of Tagore, in the Special Issue, exclusively for Different Truths. Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Mini who lived in a spacious house in one of the numerous by-lanes of Kolkata. By a quirk of fate, she struck up an affectionate friendship with […]


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Tagore, Ray and Basu: The Broken Nest, Charulata, and Stories from Rabindranath Tagore

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Spread the love131          131Shares There are many admirers of Satyajit Ray’s film, Charulata (1964), which is often seen as a retelling of the story of Rabindranath Tagore’s own time spent with his elder brother and his wife. To Nilakshi that is not only a reductive interpretation but also sheer belittling of the prodigious talent of Tagore in rendering […]


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Tagore and Einstein: Two Kindred Spirits

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Spread the love            Tagore’s meetings with Einstein which took place in 1930 and which elicited reactions, both respectful and not-so-respectful, from the scientific community were significant if only because of the opportunity they offered to two great minds of the modern age to know each other.  The apparent dissonance between the temperament of a poet and […]


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Remembering Tagore

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Spread the love            In all of his creative works, what touched Navodita is the poignancy and the deep feeling of emotion that flow with his thoughts – the sensitivity, the words and the meanings generated by every single sentence of his story or poem stand out to showcase not just his knowledge but also his […]


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