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The Girl Who Married a Stranger

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Spread the love           Tutu recounts a popular folktale from the Calabar region of Nigeria. It’s about a stunning young woman, Afiong. She had bright eyes and velvety smooth skin, the colour of the deepest golden honey. She was also tall and carried herself with poise and grace. But, she was vain and turned down several marriage […]


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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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A Life-Enriching Training

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Spread the love            Hemashri shares her experience of a training as a bureaucrat that enriched her. She shares her experience, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I was nominated for a training on ‘Good Governance’, in the Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon. I started preparation for the two-week stay in Gurgaon, in 2011. […]


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BJP Ministers Insensitive to Plight of Farmers

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Spread the love           During last four years of Modi government rule, in spite of long sustainable movement, the government continues to be unmoved. Thousands of subsistence level farmers and peasants committed suicide, but these deaths did not have any impact on the government. A report, for Different Truths. Like his illustrious leader, Union agriculture minister Radha […]


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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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I Feel Your Presence

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Spread the love           A verse in memory of a loved one, by Ritambhara, in Different Truths. I feel your presence, no matter where I am I feel your presence, no matter what I do I can sense the touch when I first held your fingers and took my first step I can sense you in every […]


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German Industry Divided on Links with Iran: Social Democrats, Left Hit by Factional Fights

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Spread the love           Only days after Netanyahu’s press conference attack on Iran, Trump tore up the U.S. copy of the Iran nuclear agreement. Only hours after that Israel launched its heaviest missile strike in Syria since 1973, with a reported 28 warplanes hitting Iranian sites south, north and east of Damascus, including a munitions warehouse at […]


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Electricity to all Villages, but Issues Remain: Mission Unfulfilled until Every Home has Power

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Spread the love           There are six lakh villages in India and majority of the population still lived in rural areas. What Modi government has done in the last four years is to provide electricity to nearly 19,000 villages, which still did not have power. Electricity was provided to other 5.8 lakh villages by the previous governments […]


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Nipah the Virus on a Killing Spree in Kerala

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Spread the love           The fruit-bat borne virus has already killed 11 in Kerala’s Kozhikode and Malappuram districts after the first three deaths in a family were diagnosed as Nipah, the name that spells panic. One of the 11 dead was a nurse named Lini. Her body was cremated without much ado by the government and her […]


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Democracy is Dead; Long Live Democracy!

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Spread the love           The truth is that democracy is being murdered in this country every day. No party has the moral right, at least none among the mainstream parties, to criticise any other party for the murder of democracy. Each one has been committing the crime with impunity and citing the precedent set by the very […]


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