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A Gold Watch of the Bishop, a Stick of the Gardener and the Train

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Spread the love           A Bishop had blamed the son of the gardener for stealing his gold wristwatch. The gardener too had beaten his son blue-black. Was the boy a thief? A story by Swapna. A Different Truths exclusive for the Special Feature in Different Truths. There was a hue and cry in the morning! Lo, behold. […]


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Growing Up in Wilderness: African Stories of Doris Lessing

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Spread the love           Doris Lessing was born to British parents, Alfred Taylor and Maud Me Veigh, in 1919. After the First World War, her father migrated to Africa and purchased three thousand acres of land to do farming. Her parents, her isolated and lonely childhood influenced not only the themes in her fiction but also shaped […]


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Charles Dickens Depicts the Outrage of Child Abuse and its Vicious Circle – IV

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Spread the love           On the basis of his admissions and family dynamics, Joe is implicated in his wife’s sadistic treatment of Pip. An abused child, he seems to have chosen a spouse who resembles his abusive father. Unable to defend himself from a battering father, Joe prefers not to defend Pip from a battering stepmother. From […]


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The Price of Life

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Spread the love           Here’s an evocative real-life account of the survivors during the partition, in 1947. A little lad was celebrating the survival of his mother and him, dancing the Bhangra – a unique example of Black humour, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. The story goes back about 30 years when the boy’s […]


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Human Rights Justice: Who are the Torture Victims? – I

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Spread the love           Amit, our Editor-at-Large (Europe) analyses role of an India based Non-Governmental Organisation working for the torture victims of marginalised groups (such as Dalits, Muslims) using novel methods of testimonial therapy – employing it for the rehabilitation of torture victims providing voice for voiceless, mobilising human rights movement by bringing narratives of injustices of […]


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An Invalid Character Certificate

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Spread the love           A loose comments by a senior officer about the character of the author, in the presence of her husband – they are officers in the Assam state services – was humiliating for both of them. Hemashri bares the working of a government department, the insensitivity of some of its officers, lack of respect […]


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The Straw That Broke the Back of the Camel

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Spread the love           Aurangzeb’s father Mohammad Haneef took Modi’s name several times and warned that if Modi failed to deliver his son’s killers, his family would do the honours – “72 hours is all I give,” ex-soldier Haneef told the media, sitting distraught under a tree in his village, waiting to receive his soldier son’s body. […]


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Love is Not Love Till you give it Away!

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Spread the love24          24Shares 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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Nemesis

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Spread the love            Fears and karmas often catch up with us. Soumya shares a real-life incident, when rivals in hockey field, met as friends, years later. How were the worst fears of the protagonist dispelled? Read more, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. This story was told to me by a friend over […]


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Bunch of Blooms: A Critical Analysis

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Spread the love            Pankajam, a very prolific poet of high repute, standing in the garden of literature, with joy and pride, with her Bunch of Blooms, her eighth collection of poems tempts her readers to go through each enchanting part of the book. Divided into seven parts, Bunch of Blooms is a beautiful garland of her thoughts and […]


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