Book Review

Mountains and the Molehills: Nothing Exists Without a Comparison

Reading Time: 3 minutesBill Clinton was dwelling on journalism in the United States where every time a ‘mountain’ on President Donald Trump rises to the top of the news, a ‘molehill’ about Hillary Clinton also peaks. It is frustrating. This comparison. It drowns the “passion of the day”. The day Stormy Daniels takes centre-stage, Monicka Lewinsky becomes a […]

Bunch of Blooms: A Critical Analysis

Reading Time: 12 minutesPankajam, a very prolific poet of high repute, standing in the garden of literature, with joy and pride, with her Bunch of Blooms, her eighth collection of poems tempts her readers to go through each enchanting part of the book. Divided into seven parts, Bunch of Blooms is a beautiful garland of her thoughts and feelings and emotions, […]

Pak Junta Grounds ISI Durrani to Grind Him: Book Reveals Games Played by Spooks across the Border

Reading Time: 4 minutesLt. General Asad Durrani, once chief of Pakistan’s notorious Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), is in trouble. He danced a tango with ex-RAW head Amarjit Singh Dulat – who is in the habit of chronicling his years as a spy – and spilled ‘ISI-Beans’ that Indian journalist Aditya Sinha strung together with ‘Dulat Brand Chickpeas’ to write […]

The Dynamics of Creation in the Poetry of Basudeb Chakraborti – II

Reading Time: 3 minutesA patient has to be etherised, only then a major operation can take place. Similarly, in the creation of poetry too, our consciousness takes a leap, and we exist in our sub-conscious; let go of our senses and let the invisible forces play on our abstract mind. In the second part, Dr. Jernail and Prof. […]

Poetry of Basudeb Chakraborti is Rooted in the Indian Tradition – I

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt can be safely said that academicism and creativity often have an inverse relationship, as most the creative giants had nothing to do with the teaching of literature, and both of these fields overlap very rarely. It is in this rare overlapping that we place the work of Chakraborti who has a fertile grounding in […]

Mothering A Muslim by Nazia Erum Bares the Ugly Fangs of Social Reality in Contemporary India

Reading Time: 5 minutesMahima discusses Nazia Erum’s best seller ‘Mothering A Muslim’ with the author’s take as well as reader’s reviews from across the world, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Nazia Erum, the author of Mothering A Muslim, and I connect back to the days last year when she was one of the few among her […]

Kaleidoscope 2017

Reading Time: 6 minutesAn eminent writer, Sutapa, whose talked-about book is soaring the bestsellers charts tells us about her journey in the year that was. She also shares her review about some of the books she recommends, in the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. The year 2017 has been a watershed year for me. I have grown in many ways. […]

Looking Back, Looking Forward: In the Twilight of a Year-end and a New Year

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur Editor-in-Chief, Arindam, and the entire Different Truths Team celebrate the twilight of a year-end and a New Year. Here’s a three-day long Special Feature, exclusively in Different Truths. Or say that the end precedes the beginning, And the end and the beginning were always there Before the beginning and after the end. ~ Burnt […]

A Psychoanalytical Journey is a Voyage into the Minds and Psychological Concepts

Reading Time: 3 minutesMartin, the author, gets an opportunity to lead an education tour of Turkey through travel grant approved by the university. There are five couples in the group, four married couples and one lesbian couple, and the conversations between them majorly revolve around psychoanalysis and debate surrounding psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychodynamic therapy. Neerja reviews the debut […]

Love Bloomed Amongst Hatred, Revenge Violence and Deaths of the 1984-Carnage in When a Mighty Tree Falls by Amrinder Bajaj

Reading Time: 5 minutesDespite the deep hurt, Amrinder Bajaj’s novel, When a Mighty Tree Falls, remained objective. In the novel, she described how some Hindus, risking their lives and limbs, saved their suffering brethren. Her thorough research and journalistic acumen did not cloud her narrative.  An exclusive Book Review by Arindam, in Different Truths. Discrimination, deception, and stratification […]