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

Two Dark Poems

Reading Time: 3 minutesDifferent Truths introduces poems from this issue. Ratan pens two dark poems that deal with hatred, violence and deaths, unleashing untold miseries that men in the supreme ignorance bring forth on others. It is also a time of resolute strength, patience, hope and love. Martin Luther King Jr. rightly said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only […]

Chennai Deluge: Bring us Some Sunshine!

Reading Time: 5 minutesSoggy Chennai is drowning. While the print media turns a Nelson eye to the plight of the people in the southern city, for the TV channels it’s a tamasha, a perverse ploy to play the high TRP game. In a personal account, Champa exposes the north-south discrimination and hopes that there is sunshine and an end to the […]

Dr Rupa Mehta, Different Truth’s Agony Aunt

Reading Time: 2 minutesWe are happy to announce that Dr Rupa Mehta has consented to be one of the Agony Aunts of Different Truths. She delivers therapy and other treatments to adult and adolescents with a wide range of emotional, behavioural, and adjustment problems: anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship, including sexual problems. You may send your queries, on sexuality and sex related issues […]

Three Books

Reading Time: 2 minutesDifferent Truths is introducing Book Club. If you are a busy corporate honcho, an executive-on-the-move, banker or homemaker, with little time to spare, you may send short book reviews marked ‘Book Club’ and email it to <>. Our Editorial Director, Arindam, gives us a glimpse of the Book Club.     A Gypsy in the World of […]

The Fervor and Gaiety at Pushkaram Festival

Reading Time: 4 minutesPushkaram festival is an auspicious fair-festival celebrated in Andhra Pradesh and Telengana states, every twelve years. During the Pushkaram festival devotees brave various difficulties. They rush to observe the holy tradition. This year it was a mega celebration. It is believed that Maha Pushkaram, which commences once in 144 years. The next Maha Pushkaram would be in 2159.  The […]

My long-lost Cousin Mithu: A Tribute to Innocence

Reading Time: 5 minutesBhaswati walks down the memory lane. She recalls her association with her cousin, Mithu, in a soulful account. The title is a misleading, because she was never lost, and it is me who had been away, yet that’s the adjective that came to my mind when I thought about it after seeing her. I was perhaps three […]

Sick by Birth

Reading Time: 3 minutesWas the Early Man, living naked in caves and treetops, more civilised than most of us? We have clothed ourselves differently and have created a chasm between us and our lesser fortunate brethren. Bhaskar takes a ‘journey within’ to expose the deep rooted sickness ingrained in the Indian society. Human civilisation, in time, as I see it, is […]

Menstruation: Misgivings and Myths

Reading Time: 5 minutes  Menstruation is a taboo. It’s loaded with misgivings and myths. Menstrual blood is not impure or polluted. Medical science says otherwise, opines Tejal. She debunks various myths and misinformations about a woman’s period. Here’s an eye opener. The term ‘menstruation’ derives its origin from the 1680s, from Late Latin menstruare, from menstruus ‘monthly’. Old English equivalent […]

The Nowhere Migrant

Reading Time: 3 minutesTinku takes a hard look at the underbelly of labour trafficking. Railway coolies are paid a paltry sum to undertake this risky job. One poor man sells another for just Rs 50/-. It’s distress migration, where the migrants have no choice. Here’s an expose. Economics of labour migration projects labour as an input of production that has […]

Reaching out to Africa in Literature

Reading Time: 4 minutesRatan maps the development of African Literature. African writings form the Fourth World Literature. This emerging voice has caught the attention of researchers and readers alike. Here’s an in-depth account. Jack Canfield once said, “One individual can begin a movement that turns the tide of history. Martin Luther King in the civil rights movement, Mohandas Gandhi in India, […]