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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Statesman-Journalist-Poet, Former Prime Minister of India, Passes Away at 93

Reading Time: 3 minutesA parliamentarian for 47 years, a three-time Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, passed away this evening (Aug 16), at AIIMS, New Delhi. A report by Arindam, for Different Truths. A tall statesman of modern India, former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, passed away at AIIMS, New Delhi, at 5:05 PM, on Thursday (Aug 16). The […]

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 […]

Love is Not Love Till you give it Away!

Reading Time: 6 minutesHemashri pays tribute to a former IAS officer, who was also a pro bono lawyer. His immense love and compassion for others set him apart. In him, she found a friend, philosopher, and guide. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I was completely cheesed off sitting in a sealed AC cabin, […]

Great Chilean Musician Max Berrú Carrión Passes Away

Reading Time: 4 minutesDespite not being born in Chile, Max Berrú became Chilean by choice and lived five long decades in that country and became an emblem of trans-Andean music. Together with Jorge Coulón, he joined a group that played Argentine folk music. In this period, they meet Horacio Salinas and Horacio Durán, together with whom they created […]

Sashi Kapoor, the Charming Hero of Bollywood Bids Adieu

Reading Time: 3 minutesShashi Kapoor, the gentleman-hero of Bollywood, passed away in Mumbai, this evening, after a prolonged illness, barely three months before he turned 80. Ruchira pays a tribute to the charming actor, in Different Truths. Shashi Kapoor, the handsome hunk of Bollywood’s yesteryears is no more. He died Monday evening at a Mumbai hospital after a […]

Prof. Yash Pal, Former Chairperson of UGC, Passes Away; he Promoted Scientific Temperament

Reading Time: 4 minutesProf. Yash Pal, a celebrated scientist, and an erudite thinker passed away on Tuesday (June 25). He had once stated that it was the absence of scientific analysis that ultimately led to the partition of the country. A soulful tribute to the great scholar by Ashoka, exclusively in Different Truths. There are individuals who succeed in […]

The 1971-War Hero Commander B N Kavina VrC Passes Away in Australia

Reading Time: 7 minutesCommander Bahadur Nariman Kavina is the Navy officer we are talking about. As a husband, father, friend, boss and even stranger he was extraordinary, adoring, sensible, sensitive, wise, kind, charitable, adorable, considerate, and compassionate. Above all, this upright gentleman with a twinkle in his eye and an endearing smile on his lips was most unassuming […]

…And I Wept for Vinod Khanna, my Teenage Crush!

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe images of Vinod Khanna haunted Samina throughout the day and by the end of the day, she felt a heart-wrenching pain. It was unbearable and she found tears rolling down her cheeks. Huddled in cars with cousins and friends, she remembered going to see films like Khoon Pasina, Hera Pheri, Amar Akbar Anthony and […]

Vinod Khanna, Veteran Actor and BJP MP from Gurdaspur, Passes Away

Reading Time: 4 minutesA debonair actor of Bollywood, Vinod Khanna, who was the heartthrob of many women fans, young and old, passed away on Thursday, in a Mumbai hospital. The veteran actor-cum-politician was unwell for quite some time. He is survived by his two wives and four children.Smriti pays a tribute to him, exclusively in Different Truths. Veteran […]