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Rendering Four Million People Stateless: Hidden Agenda to Disenfranchise Settlers

Reading Time: 4 minutesAbout four million people will become stateless in Assam. They will cease to be citizens of India. Losing citizenship means they will not be able to get the Aadhaar card which, in turn, will entitle them to get a mobile phone, open a bank account, get a domestic gas connection, etc. They will not be […]

A Lesson on Life Management

Reading Time: 3 minutesAppearances are often deceptive. Hemashri tells us the story of Gitali, a cleaner in a government office. At a young age, life taught her much more than the books of the educated and well-placed women. Read this real-life story, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I first saw this pretty girl, Gitali, among […]

In Defence of Social Media

Reading Time: 3 minutesRuchira celebrates the influx of social media sites that have made like enchantingly interesting. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. To see a World in a Grain of Sand  And a Heaven in a Wild Flower  Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand  And Eternity in an hour We are […]

Summer Vacations: Then and Now

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira reminisces about summer vacations. Life in the past was simpler and uncluttered. The simple joys of yesteryears are passé. The concept of family outings has changed now. The tech-savvy generation, joy is just a flick of a button away, she opines, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Seeing summer vacations come around, every year makes […]

A Friendship Soured

Reading Time: 6 minutesHemashri recounts a painful, real-life experience, in a fictional voice, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Syamoli still wonders whether colleagues could ever be friends! She simply wishes this was true. Friendship with women seems to be a mismatch or maybe it is nature’s curse! Reeta was her dearest colleague. Shyamoli wanted Reeta […]

What Causes Human Misjudgement?

Reading Time: 3 minutesTanya tells us what causes human misjudgements, according to Charlie Munger, exclusively for Different Truths. Charlie Munger, the famous investor, and partner of Warren Buffet stated the following reasons for human misjudgement. Psychological denial: This is the situation we find people or ourselves in quite a lot. I think we need to learn how to embrace […]

Enchanting Bengali Wedding Rituals, Rites, and Banters

Reading Time: 6 minutesRuchira tells us about the many rituals of Bengali wedding, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Twenty-six years ago I got hitched. However, I had neither the time nor energy to undergo a traditional ritualistic Bengali wedding. It was a simple court affair. Nevertheless, I love to attend Bengali wedding ceremonies which I […]

World Record Holder Anshu Jamsenpa, Queen of the Everest, the only Woman to Scale Mt. Everest Five Times

Reading Time: 6 minutesAnshu is a world record holder to have scaled Mt. Everest five times. The first Indian woman, she is rightly called the ‘Queen of the Everest’. She is also an acclaimed actress and celebrated model. Lovita profiles the young achiever, on the first anniversary of record holding feat, exclusively for Different Truths. Tsering Wange exchanged […]

Religious Fervor and Symbolism of Weddings in Andhra Pradesh

Reading Time: 6 minutesRuchira tells us about weddings in Andhra Pradesh, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Nearly four years ago, along with my family, I had flown down to Hyderabad to attend…yes you have guessed right … a typical traditional elaborate Telugu (read Brahmin) wedding. And trust me it was an eye opener, an experience […]

Capt. Devika: An Officer and a Lady, who Personified Courage

Reading Time: 5 minutesMaj. Gen. Raj recounts the true story of a brave lady doctor, Capt. Devika Gupta, and how she risked her life and limbs to save a wounded soldier. An engrossing anecdote, for Different Truths.  A true-life war zone incident of a lady doctor of the Indian Army, her story of grit and Hippocrates Oath that doctors […]