Photo Feature

Versions of Vara Lakshmi Devi on Sravana Shukravaar

Reading Time: 2 minutesRupa tells us about the Vara Lakshmi Vratam, which is performed on Sravana Shukravaaram (Friday, Aug 24), in parts of South India, mostly Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. A Different Truths exclusive. As per mythology, Goddess Parvati was advised by Lord Shiva to perform Varalakshmi Vratam on Sravana Shukravaaram(Hindu month of Sravan as per lunar calendar and 2nd Friday ideally (or from the […]

Ethiopia: Panoramic Beauty and a Primitive State Untouched by Colonialism

Reading Time: 6 minutesVery little is written about Ethiopia and online research does not give a true picture of someone who is looking at taking up an assignment here. Ethiopia is the only country in the world that has stayed independent and did not allow colonialism hinder its primitive state. People have lived here for many years undisturbed […]

A Slice of Life from my Mornings

Reading Time: 2 minutesAnumita shares snapshots of her early mornings when her days begin, in this photo essay, exclusively in Different Truths. It is 4:30 am and my cell phone alarm tune goes off. Eyes closed, I reach for it and silence it. In an automated motion, I swing my feet off the bed. Eyes still closed, I […]

How to Begin Wildlife Photography?

Reading Time: 3 minutesDo you love photography and want to be a pro in this field? We introduce a regular column, from this Sunday, by our Photo Guru, an ardent wildlife photography enthusiast, Dr. Ajay, who lives in Bahrain. He gives relevant guidelines for beginners and showcases four photographs with technical details, exclusively in Different Truths. I wonder […]

The Mumbai Deluge Defeated by the Resilience and Bonding of the People

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere is no city in the world like Mumbai when it comes to human bonding and resilience at the time of crisis. But, how much of resilience tests does Mumbai need to give? Basically, 2005 has taught us nothing? We are still ill equipped to deal with deluges and high tides. Mumbai-based Abhilasha, a photo-journalist, […]

The World of Waters

Reading Time: 2 minutesAnumita captures the enigmatic mystery of water bodies that she had visited, in an enchanting photo essay, exclusively for Different Truths. Water, a compound with two parts Hydrogen and one part Oxygen, so fluid, yet so strong. It molds and carves while caressing in its gentle waves. It envelopes more than half of the earth, […]

Autumn: When the Leaves Blush!

Reading Time: 4 minutesAutumn brings in a riot of colours. As Albert Camus said, “autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower,” nature blushes into the brightest colors of red, orange, yellow and gold. There seem to be a competition among the foliage to show off. Each tree becomes a spectacular vision. Writers and poets have talked about […]

Toronto: The Enchanting Getaways of Canada

Reading Time: 7 minutesTravel with Anumita into the many enchanting getaways and tourist delights of Canada. The Lion Safari Park in Hamilton is a 700-acre land with almost 1000 animals of different species. Lions basking in the sun, giraffes poking their heads at the windows, and curious ostriches were the highlights. The Ontario Royal Museum, one of the largest in North […]

World Photography Day: A Click in the 19th Century Brought about a Revolution!

Reading Time: 3 minutesOn the occasion of the World Photography Day, Anumita walks us through the history of photography. A first click in the 19 th Century has brought about a huge revolution in the 21 st Century. Shooting a picture seems like a child’s play – thanks to the technological advancements. Now, approximately 350 billion photos are clicked, each year, […]

A Night out in Hyderabad during Ramadan

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe razzamatazz and the hustle bustle of the market place, Charminar and adjoining areas, in the old city of Hyderabad, is indeed wondrous! Sarika, who was in the UK for few years, and has made Hyderabad her home presently, was amazed by the sight and sound. Trigger happy, she captures the celebratory mood of the city. […]