Tribute

Charlie Chaplin: The Tragicomic Tramp Who Won Many Hearts Ruchira Adhikari Ghosh

Reading Time: 3 minutesSir Charles Spencer Chaplin, (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977), an English comic actor, better known as Charlie Chaplin, is the greatest comedian that the cine world has ever produced. Charlie Chaplin, the Tramp, is depicted as passing through several rough and tough patches. There are times when he is treated shabbily, duped, jilted, […]

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Prof. Birbal Sahni: The Father Figure of Paleobotany in Asia

Reading Time: 4 minutesProfessor Birbal Sahni exemplified genuine excellence in science. It would not be hyperbolic to describe his as the father figure of paleobotany in Asia. He set up an institute in Lucknow which until a few decades ago was regarded as the Mecca of paleobotany all over the world. Here’s a tribute by Prof. Ashoka, on […]

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Fifty Years after the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Issues of Racial Inequality, Injustice Still Relevant in the United States

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe steps our country has made toward justice and equality since King’s death have been partial victories, born of mass collective struggles of the African-American, women’s, labour, immigrant, LGBTQ, disability rights, and other democratic movements. They are neither forgotten nor finished. Here’s a report, for Different Truths. Five decades have passed since the Rev. Dr. […]

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Veteran Communist Leader of Pakistan Jam Saqi is no More

Reading Time: 4 minutesJam Saqi, former general secretary of the Communist Party of Pakistan passed away on March 5. Suffering from multiple ailments, he died of renal failure. Here’s a tribute, for Different Truths. Jam Saqi, former general secretary of the Communist Party of Pakistan passed away on March 5. Suffering from multiple ailments, he died of renal […]

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Protest against Oppression on the Martyrdom of Chandra Shekhar Azad

Reading Time: 2 minutesGlowing tributes were paid to Chandra Shekhar Azad on his 87th martyrdom anniversary. Protests were also voiced against imperialist and fascist forces. Here’s a report, for Different Truths. Naujavan Bharat Sabha (NBS) observed the 87th martyrdom anniversary of the nationalist revolutionary, Chandra Shekhar Azad on Tuesday (Feb 27) by holding a seminar on rising unemployment and […]

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National Youth Day at the FTTI Pune

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is celebrated as National Youth Day in India in most educational institutions. In 1984, the Indian government had declared that his birthday which falls on the 12th of January should be celebrated nationwide.  Swami Vivekananda’s teachings and philosophy has been an inspiration to millions especially the youths of our nation. […]

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Braveheart Captain M.N. Mulla Chose the Dignity of Death over Dishonour

Reading Time: 4 minutesBraveheart Capt. Mahendra Nath Mulla MVC wilfully chose never to forsake his men; leave them behind when a torpedo fired from the Daphne-class Pakistani submarine PNS Hangor struck his ship, INS Khukri, sliding it to its final resting place, off the Kathiawar coast. Maj Gen Raj pays a tribute to the Braveheart, in Different Truths. When […]

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Lionhearted Raj Ahlawat

Reading Time: 4 minutesMaj Gen Raj gives us a feel of the Army life and pays tribute to his friend, philosopher, and guide, Lionhearted Raj Ahlawat, exclusively in Different Truths. What can you say about an iconic officer who died young at 70? That he was a sterling embodiment of an old world, true-blue Cavalier? That he was Mai-Baap to […]

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Kishore Kumar: The Maverick Singer-Comedian Lives amongst his Fans

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira pays a tribute to the maverick singer-comedian, Kishore Kumar, on his 30th death anniversary (Oct 13). This Friday, the 13th, need not be scary, as we remember the talented singer, who continues to live amongst us. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. On 13th October 1987, the golden voice that had […]

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Teachers Play an Important Role in our Lives and Shape our Careers

Reading Time: 4 minutesTeaching is a professional career. It is not demeaning to be a teacher. It should be a planned wise move. Teaching has to be an informed decision that one needs to take, opines Preeyan, paying tribute to the teachers, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. This week we celebrated Teachers’ Day. And I […]

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