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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our Charter for Independence Day: There Must be an Ease of Living Index

Reading Time: 5 minutesLet us have a speech talking of “Ease of Living in India” from the PM. Consider what a picture we were having of the experience of living in India. Women are unsafe anywhere in the country, where we are all beseeching by the chant of “Bharat Mata ki Jai”. Mob lynching is the order of […]

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 […]

Disguised Unemployment: A Boon or Bane?

Reading Time: 5 minutesTechnology promotes transparency, which has the potential threat to unmask shady zones and erode concentration of authority. Sadly, our system is very specially designed to abort the penetration of technology in the public sector. Thus, instead of being proactive for percolation of technology, the IT department – or any other departments – has been doing […]

Bowlby: Expressions of Loss, Grief, and Anxiety in a Child and Psychoanalysis – IX

Reading Time: 6 minutesBowlby makes the common observation that the psychoanalytic theory of normal development is almost entirely based upon work with adult patients. Obviously, in clinical practice, the psychoanalyst is constantly preoccupied with the understanding of defences that, although once useful for survival, are now obsolete. When these findings are projected back onto the theory of infant […]

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 […]

An Undeclared Emergency: Controlling Media from the 10th Floor

Reading Time: 3 minutesTelevision and the net media are making news, especially in the context of coverage given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It has been divulged by a fairly popular TV anchor that the Modi government is monitoring the media from the 10th floor of Soochna Bhavan with a 200-strong team of bureaucrats answering only to I&B Minister […]

Hindu Mob Vandalism: Kanwariyas, Not Gau Rakshaks, Have Put Centre on Dock

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhile the targets of the gau rakshaks are only Muslims, the rampages of the Kanwariyas affect all communities, especially the Hindu middle class who have to be careful while driving lest their cars brush against some of the pilgrims, arousing their wrath. Even when the Kanwariyas walk peacefully in towns and villages, or pass by […]