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

Modi Government Failed to Breathe Life into MSMES

Reading Time: 4 minutesA study released by the Reserve Bank of India says that the MSME sector was already decelerating at the end of 2016 when the government came out with the demonetisation plan, which led to a further decline. An analysis for Different Truths. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in India have been suffering for the last […]

Mamata Government Adopts Brazen Anti-Worker Stand

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf one visits the official site of Tea Board, one can see that tea prices are going up, exports are on the rise and profits of tea companies are booming in recent years. On the other hand, one hears of starvation deaths among tea garden workers and their Dickensian working conditions.  Activist Dr. Binayak Sen […]

Uncertain Times for German Politics

Reading Time: 6 minutesDangerous developments connected with a rising fascist movement under the banner of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) are underway. Germany’s Left Party (die Linke), on the other hand, could well be on its way toward mounting an effective fightback. The German version of the Nazis and KKKers who descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, last year are […]

Election Commission should not Allow Simultaneous Polls

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe controversy over holding  Lok Sabha and assembly elections simultaneously as was the practice in fifties was revived following the BJP President Amit Shah’s letter to the Law Commission that the party wants 11 state polls with 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The BJP denied that Shah has made any such statement. A report for Different […]

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 […]