Author: Mira Pawar

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. […]

The Class of 92 of Hyderabad Public School Celebrated Silver Jubilee Reunion

Reading Time: 4 minutesEstablished in 1923 as Jagirdars College by the Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, Sir Osman Ali Khan, the school was meant exclusively for the aristocrats and elites. Sometime in the early fifties, when the Zamindari tradition was abolished, the name of the school was changed to Hyderabad Public School. Mira reports the Silver Jubilee Reunion of […]

Homaji Vyrawalla, the First Lady of the Lens from India

Reading Time: 3 minutesLate Homaji Vyrawalla, the first lady photojournalist of India who was absolutely at ease in the then male-dominated bastion. She captured the birth and growth of a new nation. In 2011, Vyrawalla was awarded Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award. Mira profiles the first lens woman of India, exclusively for Different Truths. India has […]

Dish Garden: Beautiful Gardening in Limited Space

Reading Time: 3 minutesHyderabad-based Meera tells us about dish gardens. An expert, Rekha Bayanker, gave invaluable tips at a local club. Here’s a report, exclusively in Different Truths. In big cities where people are living in apartments and the privilege of a garden seem impossible; dish garden could be the answer to many enthusiasts who would like to […]

The Mystery and the Return from the Comatose State: A Near-death Experience!

Reading Time: 7 minutesHow to bring a coma patient back to consciousness? As we all know that before the surgery, the doctors administer anesthesia on the patient so that there is no pain or discomfort when the surgery is being performed. This, in simple terms, mean that the patient’s mind and body is numb/put to rest during the surgery. Once the […]

Arg-e- Bam: The Oldest and Largest Mud House in the World

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe mud house, Arg-e Bam, is built on about 44 acres of land. The origin of the UNESCO World Heritage site, on the strategic Silk Route, might be traced back to the Achaemenid period, 6th to 4th century BC. The earthquake in 2003 killed about 26,000 people, the Bam city was adversely affected. Its restoration has been on […]

Earth Day: Genesis & Celebrations

Reading Time: 6 minutesMira tells us about the beginning of the Earth Day, tracing its genesis. Now, 192 countries celebrate the event. Rather than paying lip service to the degradation of the Earth, it’s necessary to be proactive and aware. Here’s Different Truths’ special feature on Earth Day. Earth Day is an event celebrated across the globe to spread awareness […]

How to overcome fear in Yogic Terms

Reading Time: 3 minutesFears are our creations. Though a figment of imagination, it’s real. Fear torments and breaks us. Mira, cites the way of the renowned mystic, Sadhguru Yogi, to help us understand how we can overcome and win over fear. The way to being fearless is possible. It’s real too. Most of us harbor fear in our mind of […]

The Majestic Zafrani Biryani

Reading Time: 3 minutesMira tells us about traditional Zafrani Birayani and shares the recipe. Enjoy preparing, serving and eating a delicacy from Hyderabad at home. Every country, state or region has its own distinctive gastronomic uniqueness. Some emerge due to the requirement, others due to the available ingredients and some due to their historical background. Hyderabad has had a very interesting […]

A Love Story that Bloomed into a City

Reading Time: 4 minutesMira reviews the play, Quli: Dilon Ka Shahjada, unraveling the love story that led to the foundation of Hyderabad. A poet-king’s love for a Devadasi is a part of our cultural heritage and history. It is essential to appreciate the past if we want to be familiar with the present. History is important to accomplish the required objectives […]