Author: Arindam Roy

Women Hold up Half the Sky[i]: A Special Issue on IWD 2017, in Different Truths

Reading Time: 8 minutesDifferent Truths (DT) has been publishing special issues and has also brought out seven Anthologies of Poems on several topics in the past. Here’s the eighth Anthology of Poems, on International Women’s Day 2017, as part of the three-day thematic issue. We thank our writers, poets, editorial team members. Without their active participation, this special […]

The V-Day Special Feature in Different Truths

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe, bring to you a Special Feature on the V-Day. Arindam thanks the Managing Editor, Anumita, all writers and poets, and the DT Team for making this a wonderful package. Hope you enjoy the exclusive package to celebrate Love in Different Truths. Love, in its various forms, has been a part of our humanising process. Though all […]

True Crime Story: When Marriages are made in Hell!

Reading Time: 5 minutesArindam shares a true crime story that he had witnessed closely during his stay in Bombay, in the mid-1980s. Trusting and gullible men were enticed and trapped in marriages. Within a few months, they were looted. It is necessary that we crosscheck and verify about a person’s antecedents before we decide to marry that person, especially in these […]

Om Puri Passes Away: A Brief Interaction Made a Lasting Impression on me!

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe versatile and gifted actor Om Puri passed away at his Andheri residence, following a massive heart attack on Friday (Jan 6, 2017). Arindam recalls a brief interaction with the actor, when he was working with the Times of India, in Bombay, in the mid-1980s. Here’s his tribute to the great actor. Om Puri is no more. The […]

The Costly Trade off!

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe adage, “Power corrupts absolute power corrupts absolutely,” is indeed true. Here’s the modus operandi of a senior bank manager – not all are like him – unscrupulous and wily. Tall and handsome Zafar had the charms of a devil. A white collared criminal, he was likable too. Arindam reveals the nexus of the high and the mighty, […]

First Anniversary of Different Truths: Felicitations and Team DT

Reading Time: 10 minutesDifferent Truths completes one year at the strike of the midnight hour, in India. A year back, two Founders dared to dream. Soon it became a shared vision. Poets and writers joined and a wonderful journey began. DT has over 500 Citizen Journalists, as of today. It also has a large number of poets. On the occasion of […]

Khuni Khan Jheel: Is the Lake in the Ridge Truly Haunted?

Reading Time: 4 minutesStudents of Delhi University, particularly in the North Delhi campus, have heard strange tales from their seniors about the Khuni Khan Jheel, the haunted lake within the wooded Ridge. Twenty five first year undergraduate students, of a prestigious college, wanted to crosscheck the ‘superstitious tales’. Well past midnight, on a cold and dark December night, they ventured into the […]

Diwali and the Enchanting Story of Nachiketa

Reading Time: 6 minutesArindam retells a well-known story of Nachiketa, a little boy, who faced Death (Yama) fearlessly to realise the deeper mysteries of death and life. This story from Katha Upanishad predates the Puranas and our two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Nachiketa, sees light, is freed Avidya, and as a disciple of Yama, understands the deeper meanings of […]

Diwali: The Brightest Dark Night

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn this curtain raiser, Arindam recounts some of the legends and folklore associated with the five-day Festival of Lights. He also gives a synopsis of the articles and poems of the special feature on Diwali, in Different Truths, which would appear this weekend, on Saturday and Sunday. Happy Diwali reading to illuminate our minds. The […]

A True Crime Story: The Price of Pleasure

Reading Time: 5 minutesIt was late in the night. In the adjacent bay, in an air conditioned compartment, of a Bangalore-Lucknow train, two men were discussing the narrow escape that they had in a cathouse. Arindam asked them for the details. They were reluctant and embarrassed. Once convinced that their identities would not be revealed, they agreed to speak to this […]