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  • The Path through the Forest to Our Soul

  • Greece Finally Ends its Bailout Phase: Many Questions Remain about Future of Economy

  • Eliminating Caste System, Communal Fascism, Patriarchy, and Neo-Liberalism: Does Neo-Dalit Movement Provide an Answer?

  • 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?

Media Literacy: A Need for Development of India

Reading Time: 5 minutesThere are very few mainstream news channels or news organisations that cover developmental issues with the aim of promoting ‘public service journalism’. Most organisations are lost in their need to retain profits, achieve targets in terms of audience, agenda-setting certain issues and themes which are ‘dominant’ in the political economic structure of the way news […]

What is the Othello-Boss Syndrome?

Reading Time: 5 minutesOthello had murdered his beautiful wife, suspecting infidelity due to jealousy. An Othello-boss is an insecure leader, who feels threatened, if his subordinates come up with bright ideas because he feels he is the boss, so no one has the right to think or work in a way, which gets appreciated. Such people are cancer […]

Thrills and Perils of Travelling Light

Reading Time: 3 minutesHumourist Soumya tells us about the thrills and perils of travelling light, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. From my student days, I had got addicted to the pleasures of unplanned and impulsive travel without fixed itinerary and agenda. The mode of travel used to vary from local buses, general compartment in trains […]

Decoding 50-Year-BJP-Rule Quip of Amit Shah

Reading Time: 3 minutesAmit Shah, has claimed that the saffron party will not only increase his party’s tally in 2019 general elections — get more seats than it obtained in 2014 polls — and, thereafter, it will rule India for 50 years. The claim is ridiculous and dangerous. A report for Different Truths.  The BJP President, Amit Shah, […]

Anti-Corruption Claims of Modi Govt. a Complete Sham

Reading Time: 4 minutesArun Jaitley has a lot of explaining to do over his meeting with Vijay Mallya in parliament and hair-splitting arguments whether it was ‘formal’ or ‘informal’ are beside the point. Piecing together various bits of available information, it is obvious that the fugitive billionaire left India with the knowledge of the finance minister, who could […]

The Path through the Forest to Our Soul

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere is a forest inside each of us. Just as we are a part of the forest, it is a part of us. The world soul, Anima Mundi, is, according to several systems of thought, an intrinsic connection between all living things on the planet, which relates to our world in much the same way […]

The Story of the Gumballs

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt’s believed that its invention was accidental by an anonymous German grocer, in New York. Whether this story is true is not known, but there were supposedly vending machines for stick or block-shaped gum as early as 1888. Prof. Ashoka tells us the story of the gumball, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. […]

Migrant Labour Issues Pose New Challenges to Labour Policy

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhile there is a policy vacuum at the Centre on migrant workers, Kerala offers a good model for how a state government should address the problems of incoming migrants and the Orissa government on addressing the issues of outgoing migrants. At the Central level, though the Aadhaar system has been in place for two years, […]

When Death is Money

Reading Time: 1 minuteA poignant poem by Kabir where he shows the futility of life as death is money and profit, exclusively for Different Truths. Flares burning in mid air  Rain extinguishing the separated parts of fire People slithering beneath them demand the spare   They sell the garments and others which are prior    There’s no one […]

Genghis Khan: Lessons in Leadership

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe writer of the book, Genghis Khan, Sutapa, tells us about her book. Her scholarship and research makes it a must read for one and all. Here’s her critique of her work, in Different Truths. The world knows Genghis Khan as a tyrannical despot, annihilator of entire nations, barbaric slaughterer of millions. To a large […]