A Happy Day

Reading Time: 2 minutesA poignant ballad, by Anika, about the pain, sufferings, ennui and the indifference – all a part of city life. An effective satire, exclusively for Different Truths. A happy day: I stood at the airport waiting. Drowning in an overwhelming uncertainty. And for a split second, I viewed myself, an epicentre of a corona discharge […]

My Story: Rishika – II

Reading Time: 5 minutesHere’s the second part of the four stories novella that deals with love, marriage, and relationship, by Meenakshi, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Hi! I am Rishika. I divorced recently. And I run my own little clothing line. I know I started my introduction with the divorce bit and it’s kind of […]

Word is Philosophy

Reading Time: 5 minutesA word is a multi-layered, multi-dimensional philosophy, which allows itself to be accessed, opening its many hitherto unseen, non-apparent implications, the hitherto invisible layers, meanings transcending the dictionary, as depending on the diction of our ever-evolving perception and hence on ever-changing experiences, change is the only constant. Their newer dimensions, thus, find mention in the […]

The Forgotten Melodies…

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem by Sarala about the curse of dementia, exclusively for Different Truths. He sits alone on a chair  Looking lost in his own world  He does not know his mind well A confused mind for years  Covered with grey and dark clouds  He has forgotten how to smile  Only a blank look on his […]

Till the Last Breath

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem about dreams from childhood till the last breath by Dr. T Ashok, exclusively for Different Truths. Thoughts, pave a way for new desires Desires in turn transform into dreams; Childhood, as it pierced through years Dreamed of youth, to dispel life’s fears. Days were delightful with ever-new cheer Youthful days soared like […]

My Tribute to a Statesman.

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe poet-statesman, former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away today (Aug 16). On behalf of Different Truths, Basudeb pays him a poetic tribute. We, with people all around the world, pray that he may RIP. I invoke the MuseTo empower Atal ji to outlive evenAfter his crossing the horizon.And to make him an institution […]

Sir VS Naipaul: A Literary Giant; an Apparent Bundle of Contradictions

Reading Time: 5 minutesSir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was a very misunderstood character and the interesting part is that he never made any effort to erase that misunderstanding wither through his writings or his personal life. He could be disarmingly charming, but for that to happen, the other person would have to make an effort to see what was […]

Naipaul: A Self-Confessed Exile Forever

Reading Time: 3 minutesIrreverence is every writer’s passport and Naipaul made it a habit, a twisted virtue the world recognised with a Nobel, a prize which eluded him for a long time, maybe because he was not noble in his use of words. He couldn’t be blamed for the bile in him because those who escaped the “area […]

How was the Distance of the Sun Discovered?

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe first accurate calculation of the distance from the earth to the sun, of the size of the solar system, and even of the size of the universe as discovered by Giovanni Cassini, in the year 1672, informs Prop Ashoka, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Our understanding of the universe depends on […]

What is It About You That I Love the Most?

Reading Time: 2 minutesAn intense sensuous and erotic love poem, by Meenakshi, for Different Truths. Your eyes, which open you to me The mirror of your soul that tells me when you have mischief on your mind And the deepest sorrows too Your eyes which see deep into my soul and when they lock into mine, I’m yours […]