Author: Tapati Sinha

Why I Respect the Dogs!

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn this reflective and soul-searching outpouring, Tapati takes a hard look at our weak-kneed legal system, where rapists commit their dastardly crimes with impunity. She also talks of an Australian dog that saved a child recently, a deep compassion from an animal. The author asks if we are worse than animals, exclusively for Different Truths. […]

Nature and Environment as seen by Rabindranath Tagore

Reading Time: 6 minutesTagore’s love of Nature was extremely subtle. For him the wide-open skies, spaciousness, and tranquillity of the countryside symbolised freedom.  His numerous writings reveal the intensity of his relationship with nature wherein Nature in her various moods has been the inspiration. Tapati explores Tagore’s love for Nature and environment, in the Special Feature, exclusively for Different […]

A Potion to Heal and Kill

Reading Time: 8 minutesSince thousands of years poisons have been both a deadly threat and a protective tool used around the world. Poisons have played a dominant role in our history and legends, persisting both as evil potions and curative antidotes. Tapati traces its antiquity, along with its recent use, in the regular column, exclusively for Different Truths. Recently, […]

A Child Lost in his Special World

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe pain and agony of a mother of an Autistic child, crushed by the pressures of her life, takes a grim toll. Tapati recounts a heart-wrenching account, based on a real-life incident, in the Special Feature, Exclusively for Different Truths.  The young child was playing with crayons spread around. Mindlessly he would pick up one […]

Financial Frauds Continue Since Ages…

Reading Time: 7 minutesFinancial frauds are perhaps as old as human civilisation. Tapati traces the antiquity of the swindle, as recorded in various ancient civilisations. Kautilya lists forty kinds of misappropriation of funds by the bureaucrats. Here’s to a better understanding of human nature – greed, avarice, and fraud – in the regular column, exclusively for Different Truths. […]

The Game of Life and Death…

Reading Time: 6 minutes  The concept of ‘good death’ (euthanasia) existed in the ancient world.  Medical assistance was not needed when the Homeric warrior died as a hero and was expected to accept death with resignation. Later the city-state regarded as heroes the men fallen for the cause of the community, honouring these model citizens as those who died […]

Women Achievers Inspire Us to Fight Against all Odds

Reading Time: 5 minutesAs we look into the lives of the women achievers who could overcome extreme situations and hurdles of life against all obstacles, we are forced to mull over reasons why we brood over being women instead of taking a right call as a confident woman. We don’t know how many of us know the real-life […]

An Open Letter to my Dear Daughter

Reading Time: 6 minutesTapati raises several issues that concern women, in her open letter to Sukanya, her daughter, as part of the Special Feature. A Different Truths exclusive.  Dear Sukanya,  Sukanya, I am fine. Today your voice from thousands miles away was not clear; should I blame the technological snag, I don’t know. But I have a lot […]

A Historical Perspective of Transgender, a Different Community

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn the earliest ages, these people were quite often thought to possess the wisdom that traditionally-gendered people did not, and were venerated for this. As civilisations transformed from matrilineal and communal societies into male-driven patriarchal societies, people set out to crush the transgender community because they were threatened by a persistent belief that those who […]

The Third Gender: Why Transgender Are Seen as a Different Community?

Reading Time: 8 minutesThe LGBTQ community is in a cheerful mood since the petition quashing of section 377 of IPC has been considered for their good; the Supreme Court of India has ordered the petition to be reviewed by a bench. More commonly known as the Hijra community, they are often the victims of abuse and discrimination. The transgender community […]