Interviews

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 […]

Marx Was a Great Scholar in Mathematics, Linguistics

Reading Time: 6 minutesPerhaps very few Marxists and admirers of Marx know that Marx’s contributions were not at all limited to economics and politics. Mathematics apart, his notes, manuscripts, and correspondences cover chemistry, geology, ethnology and even linguistics inter alia. Those studies are of great relevance to the so-called ‘peripheral economies’ like India and its neighbouring countries. A […]

Reetwika Banerjee: Five Books, Three Films, 13 Awards makes her a Young Achiever

Reading Time: 8 minutesReetwika Banerjee, a columnist with Different Truths, is a young achiever. She has won 13 awards for her five books and three films. T Mukherjee interviews her, exclusively for Different Truths. TM: Tell us about yourself, Reetwika Banerjee. RB: I am a professional Cyber Security expert and I aim to be a face of women in […]

Marxism has to be Scientifically Applied in India

Reading Time: 6 minutesKarl Marx was a great scientific thinker, yet there are some pseudo-intellectuals who have distorted Marxism. They have written books to prove that Marxism is no more relevant in the contemporary world. Their main aim is to continue with the status quo and serve the existing bourgeois society. Here’s a tribute, for Different Truths. Karl […]

Mahaguru and Mahatma: A Reflection on the Relationship between Tagore and Gandhi

Reading Time: 5 minutesThere were many striking contrasts between these two personalities. Yet they found some common chord and there began a friendship which lasted till Tagore’s death in 1941. As early as 1915, we find Tagore referring to Gandhi as ‘Mahatma’ and Gandhi readily adopted the form of addressing Tagore as ‘Gurudev’. Theirs was not a friendship […]

Time has come to Rediscover Karl Marx

Reading Time: 6 minutesMarx sought to question every new socio-economic projection. He rejected dogmatism. Such was his contempt of the dogmatists in his own days that shortly before he died in 1883, he wrote a letter to the French workers’ leader Jules Guesede and his own son-in-law, Paul Lafargue, rebuking them for “revolutionary phrase-mongering”. And he added, “If […]

Lord Archibald Fenner Brockway: An Englishman with an Indian Soul

Reading Time: 4 minutesArchibald Fenner Brockway died almost exactly 30 years ago on the 28th of April, 1988, six months short of his centenary. Just before his demise, he had completed his last book titled Ninety-nine Not Out! A Pacifist, he opposed imperialism. He opposed Gandhi’s arrest in 1930 and was suspended from the British parliament. The author […]

Charlie Chaplin: The Tragicomic Tramp Who Won Many Hearts Ruchira Adhikari Ghosh

Reading Time: 3 minutesSir Charles Spencer Chaplin, (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977), an English comic actor, better known as Charlie Chaplin, is the greatest comedian that the cine world has ever produced. Charlie Chaplin, the Tramp, is depicted as passing through several rough and tough patches. There are times when he is treated shabbily, duped, jilted, […]

Is Subramanian Swamy the Enoch Powell of Indian Politics!

Reading Time: 5 minutesTwo prominent politicians, mavericks in their own rights, Enoch Powell, in the UK, and Subramanian Swamy, from India, have a lot in common. Prof. Ashoka draws an interesting parallel between them, exclusively for Different Truths. Most sovereign parliaments in a democratic polity have been known to nurture superlative debating talents. The House of Commons in Westminster […]

Gordan Ćosić: A Visual Author of Life and Times

Reading Time: 9 minutesTatjana interviewed Gordan Ćosić, an eminent artist, illustrator, designer, and photographer, from Serbia, exclusively for Different Truths.  Gordan Ćosić, a renowned Serbia-based artist, and photographer, authors his life and times visually. His works represent a microcosm of his creative world.  Tatjana Debeljački interviews him for Different Truths. What are your hometown childhood memories?   I […]