Author: Soumya Mukherjee

Meeting Simba, the Lion

Reading Time: 3 minutesNow in the third installment let us talk about a real folk we came all the way to the Dark Continent to meet up with, our colourful four-footed cousins of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian varieties. Soumya takes us on a tour of the Masai, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Our guide asked […]

The Story of Masai, a Fascinating African Tribe

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe most fascinating tribe who constitute the largest section of the population are the Masai.  Their language, Swahili, is the official language of both Tanzania and Kenya and is widely spoken across central Africa.  The Masai are nomadic herders who have chosen to maintain their lifestyle and culture over the centuries with the modern world making an […]

The Price of Life

Reading Time: 2 minutesHere’s an evocative real-life account of the survivors during the partition, in 1947. A little lad was celebrating the survival of his mother and him, dancing the Bhangra – a unique example of Black humour, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. The story goes back about 30 years when the boy’s grandfather along […]

Matching up to England and Bowling out the Raj

Reading Time: 3 minutesWith the current India-England series on, Soumya recounts the life and times of his grandfather, a civil servant of the Raj, and his glee when India defeated England in Cricket in their country. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Now that beating England in Cricket is passé for India, and other […]

Jambo: Welcome to the Endless Grasslands

Reading Time: 4 minutesWe drove on through the Ngorang Ngora highlands and into the Savannah, where the great animal migration was gathering steam. We encountered thousands of herbivores from the gigantic giraffe to the diminutive diki diki, the ubiquitous gnu, the spectacular zebra, six types of antelopes and dozens of predators from the mighty Simba the Lion, the […]

Caught amidst Fierce Rain in Chail

Reading Time: 4 minutesWith lightning flashes and thunder in the background taking shelter under the trees didn’t seem advisable. Anyway, we were reluctant to leave the track and enter the dark woods. The track was fast turning into slush making running impossible. We made our way as fast as possible occasionally slipping and soaked up to the skin, […]

Nemesis

Reading Time: 5 minutesFears and karmas often catch up with us. Soumya shares a real-life incident, when rivals in hockey field, met as friends, years later. How were the worst fears of the protagonist dispelled? Read more, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. This story was told to me by a friend over drinks. I have […]

South India with its Polite People was a Pleasant Shock

Reading Time: 5 minutesCarefree and happy-go-lucky student days in Delhi came to an end when Soumya received an appointment letter. He had to report to the Madras office. He shares the juicy details of his train journey and his arrival in a city that seemed like another country. Here’s a humourous take, in the weekly column, exclusively for […]

Return of Gussy Fink Nottle

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe principal of an international school has read my book and admired it greatly and has shared her opinion and appreciation of the book in particular and my writing in general on the social media. Totally flattered on having an intelligent articulate attractive young lady fan, we were in touch through social media. Incidentally, a […]

Confessions of a Tech Challenged Blogger

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt’s worth noting that an author is an incurable multitasking addict – he is writing the blog, reading Fay Weldon, watching Anger Management on TV channel, has FB open on laptop, reading WhatsApp messages on phone, sipping beer, munching chips, smoking and trying to keep the ash from burning holes in his Bob Marley T-shirt. […]