Cover Story

  • Sir VS Naipaul: A Literary Giant; an Apparent Bundle of Contradictions

  • Phil: Nigeria is Alive to the Demands of an Emerging and Demanding Job Market

  • Melting Glaciers, Climate, and Water Quality: Are We Heeding to the Environmental Warnings?

  • Politics within Politics in Uttar Pradesh; What about Social Justice?

  • No Confidence in Rahul Gandhi: Where Are Our Leaders?

  • Human Rights Justice: Methods of Testimonial Therapy to Generate Human Rights Movement – II

My Story: Rishika – II

Reading Time: 5 minutesHere’s the second part of the four stories novella that deals with love, marriage, and relationship, by Meenakshi, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Hi! I am Rishika. I divorced recently. And I run my own little clothing line. I know I started my introduction with the divorce bit and it’s kind of […]

Word is Philosophy

Reading Time: 5 minutesA word is a multi-layered, multi-dimensional philosophy, which allows itself to be accessed, opening its many hitherto unseen, non-apparent implications, the hitherto invisible layers, meanings transcending the dictionary, as depending on the diction of our ever-evolving perception and hence on ever-changing experiences, change is the only constant. Their newer dimensions, thus, find mention in the […]

The Forgotten Melodies…

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem by Sarala about the curse of dementia, exclusively for Different Truths. He sits alone on a chair  Looking lost in his own world  He does not know his mind well A confused mind for years  Covered with grey and dark clouds  He has forgotten how to smile  Only a blank look on his […]

Quoting Vajpayee to Bring Modi to Heel: When Insaniat with Pakistan Could Not Deliver

Reading Time: 3 minutesTold by Nehru when young that he will become PM one day, Vajpayee never looked far for a role model. Vajpayee wept “like a child” at Nehru’s death, says journalist Sharma. But Vajpayee forgot that the BJP cannot be Congress and the Congress vice versa. The hard truth is the right wing base threw ‘Universal […]

Swachh Bharat a Skewed Mission: Long on Hype and Short on Real Achievements

Reading Time: 3 minutesModi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has already started crashing because it did not have the participation of common people. It was basically a drive for the social elites and rich to demonstrate their closeness to the power using photo opportunities. Modi exhorted people to make it a ‘Jan Andolan’ but it failed to acquire that character. […]

Vajpayee is in the Masterclass of Indian Politics

Reading Time: 4 minutesWho will not remember when the name Vajpayee is said the broad visage of a man with intense expression, with flowing dhoti, with tousled hair, with typical lisping diction, elaborating on timeless India. A man of multiple dimensions, and never so simple, he was a poet who would convey his ingrained optimism promising to light […]

Vajpayee Was Diametrically Opposite to Modi: Gujarat Riot in 2002 was a Dividing Line

Reading Time: 4 minutesBehind the current proximity between the party and its mentor is the attitudinal difference between Vajpayee and Modi. Unlike Vajpayee, Modi has always belonged to his party’s more hawkish sections, a reputation which was highlighted by the Gujarat riots when Vajpayee had counselled the then chief minister of the state to adhere to the raj […]

Soya Chunks and Kidney Beans, a Protein Rich Vegetarian Delight

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhile cooking, Anumita often puts different things together, adds spices and comes up with an entirely new recipe. She decided to marry the two proteins, soya chunks, and kidney beans, with chopped mushrooms to create a texture and taste which could be had with rice or roti. Here’s the recipe, in the weekly column, exclusively […]

Delhi High Court Verdict on Begging has Wide Ramifications: Decriminalisation Poses Questions for Other States

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Delhi High Court, in a landmark verdict, stated that criminalising begging is a wrong approach to deal with the underlying causes of the problem. It ignores the reality that people who beg are the poorest of the poor and marginalised in society. Criminalising begging violates the most fundamental rights of some of the most […]

Fear is the Key and Khauf Se Azzadi: Umar Kahlid Stares at Death Ahead of Talk on Fear

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis gangster Ravi Poojary, who has got hold of the Injun-trick – Fear is the Key! Apparently, the “Mafia Don” has threatened to kill not one but three political in-the-news activists who have positioned themselves firmly in the anti-Hindutva camp, firebrands who hold a candle for the “oppressed and threatened”. A report for Different Truths. […]