Freedom for Independence Day

Reading Time: 4 minutesA lot more barriers need to be broken and freedom needs to be realised in an imperfect ‘social structure’ that exists in India and abroad. You still need to fight racism, sexism, casteism, class-ism and boundaries you have created for yourselves in your head because of how you were conditioned to think or made to […]

Phil: Nigeria is Alive to the Demands of an Emerging and Demanding Job Market

Reading Time: 8 minutesIn an extensive interview with Swati, Phil Diana Maduagwu addresses many queries about Nigeria as a middle-income, mixed economy and emerging market. A Different Truths exclusive. Phil holds a Master’s Degree in International Human Resources Management from the Cranfield University, UK, and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Benin. She is an alumnus of Howard University […]

The Joys of Breastfeeding my Daughter

Reading Time: 4 minutesOn the occasion of breastfeeding week, Shweta shares her experience and tells us the joys of feeding a baby. A Different Truths exclusive. I last breastfed my daughter some 15 years back. I breastfed her for two-and-a-half- year. Surprised? I couldn’t wean her out. Didn’t have the heart to. She was kind of addicted. Her […]

How Long Will the Earth, the Holy Cow and a Mother Endure!

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe earth, the holy cow, and a mother have to endure (Dharti, Maiye, aur Gaye ko sahna parta hein), says a Bihari proverb. Hemashri details the insensitivity of the bureaucratic machinery towards the sufferings of women, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Kundal Sinha was a beautiful Manipuri woman in her early 30s. […]

Time the Church Took the Confession Test

Reading Time: 4 minutesA woman confessed to pre-marital sex with a priest to another priest. That libido in robes told the secret to two other ‘brothers’. And all three had a time blackmailing her to submit to the missionary position! Four priests in all. It was exploitative. It was humiliating. A report, for Different Truths. A confession in […]

Shelter Home Rape a Blot on the Reputation of Good Governance of Nitish

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe girls, 29 out of 43, were not merely raped by politicians, they were also presented to people in Delhi and other places. These powerful people were running a brothel behind the facade of shelter home. It is really surprising how the Bihar police did not come to know of such large-scale operation involving so many […]

When Solutions are worse than Problems: Analysing Amendments in POCSO and Rape Laws

Reading Time: 10 minutesThe death penalty of convicts, definitely, does not hold an answer to the burning question of a rise in rape and related crimes. Even Justice Verma Committee has said, “…death penalty would be a regressive step in the field of sentencing and reformation.” Earlier, in the case of Nirbhaya, in December 2012, a similar demand […]

Indian Eve: Still a Long Way to Go

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira tells us about the trials and tribulations of being a girl-child or a woman in the patriarchal Indian society, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. For fifty odd years, India has been my homeland. A city-bred educated woman, (to put it modestly), hailing from a comfortable middle-class family, I consider myself fortunate […]

Capt. Devika: An Officer and a Lady, who Personified Courage

Reading Time: 5 minutesMaj. Gen. Raj recounts the true story of a brave lady doctor, Capt. Devika Gupta, and how she risked her life and limbs to save a wounded soldier. An engrossing anecdote, for Different Truths.  A true-life war zone incident of a lady doctor of the Indian Army, her story of grit and Hippocrates Oath that doctors […]

One Less Ma

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe trials and tribulations of staying far away from homeland are many. Our Managing Editor, Anumita, shares the grief of losing one of her Mas (mothers). Here’s her soulful tribute to all her Mas and her departed Mejoma, as Mother’s Day Special, exclusively for Different Truths. Last week, my call lasted for 10 minutes and […]