Cover Story

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

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

  • Melting Glaciers, Climate, and Water Quality: Are We Heeding to the Environmental Warnings?

  • Politics within Politics in Uttar Pradesh; What about Social Justice?

  • No Confidence in Rahul Gandhi: Where Are Our Leaders?

  • Human Rights Justice: Methods of Testimonial Therapy to Generate Human Rights Movement – II

Vajpayee Was Diametrically Opposite to Modi: Gujarat Riot in 2002 was a Dividing Line

Reading Time: 4 minutesBehind the current proximity between the party and its mentor is the attitudinal difference between Vajpayee and Modi. Unlike Vajpayee, Modi has always belonged to his party’s more hawkish sections, a reputation which was highlighted by the Gujarat riots when Vajpayee had counselled the then chief minister of the state to adhere to the raj […]

Soya Chunks and Kidney Beans, a Protein Rich Vegetarian Delight

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhile cooking, Anumita often puts different things together, adds spices and comes up with an entirely new recipe. She decided to marry the two proteins, soya chunks, and kidney beans, with chopped mushrooms to create a texture and taste which could be had with rice or roti. Here’s the recipe, in the weekly column, exclusively […]

Delhi High Court Verdict on Begging has Wide Ramifications: Decriminalisation Poses Questions for Other States

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Delhi High Court, in a landmark verdict, stated that criminalising begging is a wrong approach to deal with the underlying causes of the problem. It ignores the reality that people who beg are the poorest of the poor and marginalised in society. Criminalising begging violates the most fundamental rights of some of the most […]

Fear is the Key and Khauf Se Azzadi: Umar Kahlid Stares at Death Ahead of Talk on Fear

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis gangster Ravi Poojary, who has got hold of the Injun-trick – Fear is the Key! Apparently, the “Mafia Don” has threatened to kill not one but three political in-the-news activists who have positioned themselves firmly in the anti-Hindutva camp, firebrands who hold a candle for the “oppressed and threatened”. A report for Different Truths. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fear Stalks Rain-Ravaged Kerala: Grim Tale of Death, Destruction

Reading Time: 3 minutesKerala is no stranger to rain havoc and the resultant flood fury. But the ordeal by water the state is undergoing at present has no parallels. The solitary exception, perhaps, is the rain of misery which battered the state 90 years ago. To say that fear and tension stalk the state is perhaps an understatement. […]

Is Modi a Hype or Real Achiever?

Reading Time: 4 minutesNearly four-and-a-half-year after Modi came to power, has his government delivered on good governance or is it just a hype? Has Modi delivered on his promise of good governance or has he just been a good event manager? The growing perception is he has failed to deliver. The reality is a few good things have […]

BJP Should Replace a Muslim Street Name with That of Naipaul

Reading Time: 4 minutesNaipaul saw the Taj as “an extravagance that speaks of the blood of the people” at a time when “North” (India) saw “mosque on temple; ruin on ruin”. It is probably his “ruin on ruin” thesis which made Naipaul describe the reduction of the Babri Masjid to a ruin to make room for a temple […]

Lok Sabha Elections in December is now a Strong Possibility

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe war room of the saffron party at 11, Ashok Road, the erstwhile party headquarters, is  sending to the leadership the results of their media analysis on day to day basis and it is becoming clear that in the  crucial assembly polls in the three BJP ruled states, the state leaders including the chief ministers […]