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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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The History of the Iteru – The Nile

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Spread the love           The Nile which is one of the longest rivers in the world passes through nine countries in Africa before it reaches Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea. It covers from start to finish a length of 4000 miles, flowing south to north, of which only 900 miles actually go through Egypt. The origins of […]


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Do the Lions Have Their Own Storytellers?

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Spread the love           Arindam, our Editor-in-Chief, talks about the ownership of the narrative of Africa, by its people, using the ‘lion’ metaphor, by Chinua Achebe. He tells us how he discovered Africa within him, during his formative years. Four insightful edits by the Africa Special Issue editors, Michele Baron, Luz María López, Olaitan Maryam Mojisola, and Swati […]


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Snapshots from South: A Redux

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Spread the love           Ruchira tells us about two getaways, both quaint, in Kerala. These are Poovar and Padmanabhapuram Palace, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. While writing my memoirs about certain places of tourist interest down south, I had inadvertently missed out on two unique places. Later, however, to quote Wordsworth, they “flashed upon […]


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The Unseemly Noise over Taj Mahal: Judges Wade into Unchartered Territory

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Spread the love           “Either we will shut down the Taj Mahal or you demolish or restore it”, a two-member bench comprising Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta were reported to have said while considering a petition that called for the proper maintenance of the16th century mausoleum, which has over the years changed colour from white […]


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Sunny Rain-N-Snow: An Olio of Poetry for Pleasure

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Spread the love           Bhaskaranand reviews the poetry of U Atreya Sharma and critiques his book Sunny Rain-n-Snow, exclusively for Different Truths. Sunny Rain-n-Snow is a beautiful folio of sixty-three poems well-wrought by U Atreya Sarma, a seasoned writer, mature poet and impartial critic of contemporary times. Divided into twelve sections, the collection explores various themes – from […]


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Love is Not Love Till you give it Away!

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Spread the love            Hemashri pays tribute to a former IAS officer, who was also a pro bono lawyer. His immense love and compassion for others set him apart. In him, she found a friend, philosopher, and guide. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I was completely cheesed off sitting in a […]


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Unworthy Political Manoeuvrings at the Cost of the Nation – I

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Spread the love           This undeniable fact of black money being the basis of our proud democracy is sad. For all of the elections and land acquisitions are done by utilising this undeniable acquisition through various allocations, be it coal or spectrum, opines Dr. Kulmeet, in part one of his opinion piece, exclusively for Different Truths. The […]


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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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