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  • Rajnikanth: The Advent of a New Star-Politician

  • Dispute over Honorary Doctorate for West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

  • Professor Obaid Siddiqi: A Tribute on his Birth Anniversary!

  • Celebrating Women: The Year That Was!

  • How fair is the First Past the Post for Indian Democracy?

  • Hinduism Never Considered Homosexuality a Disease or a Crime

  • Crisis of Western Human Rights: No Answer for the Suffering Millions Globally

  • Ethiopia: Panoramic Beauty and a Primitive State Untouched by Colonialism

  • The US Military: Extended Reach and Challenges in the Face of Budgetary Pressures

  • Designer Vaginas are in Vogue

Three Northeast States go to Polls in February

Reading Time: 5 minutesThree northeastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland go to polls in February, the Election Commission announced that counting will be held on March 3. It is going to be a contest to watch in each of these states as both Congress and BJP will attempt to make new inroads in each of the states, […]

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It Does Not Cost extra to be Polite!

Reading Time: 6 minutesMost senior officers in the government service are full of themselves. They do not have the courtesy to offer seats to juniors, anguishes Hemashri, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. How do you feel when you enter an officer’s chamber and you are warmly asked, “Please have a seat!” Have you ever come […]

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What it is to be a Wife of a Geologist!

Reading Time: 3 minutesHere’s a tongue-in-cheek account by Dr. Preeti about what it’s to be a geologist’s wife. A humourous account of a rocky relationship, exclusively for Different Truths.   “Civilisation exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.” ~ Will Durant An army wife is called a ‘Braveheart’ but a geologist’s wife is called a ‘Stone-heart’. She […]

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Will Sops in the Forthcoming Budget Undo the Ills of Two Mammoth Steps, Demonetisation and GST?

Reading Time: 4 minutesA populist budget with more sops is expected. The Modi government would justify the reasons for the two mammoth steps, demonetisation and GST, aimed at cleaning the economy. These policies made in the dark, reasons Navodita, our Associate Editor, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. This year’s budget is going to be around […]

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Three Easy Behavioural Interpretations of Body Language of Dogs

Reading Time: 2 minutesRitambhara tells us three signs that would tell us more about dogs, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. In a world where the difference in the language, culture, colour, and food habits among humans is witnessed with every few kilometres, humans have mastered the art to understand distinct behaviours of the animals. An […]

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Slaves Still Rule: A Soliloquy from Kritodash

Reading Time: 3 minutesKabir translates a famous soliloquy of a slave from the play Kritodash in Bengali. Crossing the barriers of time and place, the slave talks of the human consciousness from the beginning of time. A Different Truths exclusive.   “Who am I, how old am I, and where I was born I do not know,” said […]

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Rajnikanth: The Advent of a New Star-Politician

Reading Time: 6 minutesConvinced of the need to now play a true-life saviour to the masses in real life rather than in reel-life Rajnikanth, who is yet to name his party believes that ‘Democracy is in a state of distress in the state’. So the way forward is to he says ‘Push for spiritual politics without caste or […]

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Crisis in Democracy: Is it a Protest or a Mutiny by the Four Judges to Rebel against the CJI?

Reading Time: 5 minutesLegal stalwarts and eminent personalities like former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee and former Attorney-General of India Soli Sorabjee have expressed great condemnation towards the step taken by the judges. The act has been criticised on the grounds of shaking the base of faith in the judiciary and involving politics. The mutiny has been stated […]

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Political Kite Flying, App Looking at the Big Picture, Child-Friendly Police Station, Mice Have a Field Day

Reading Time: 3 minutesNarendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu, two PMs, bond over kite-flying at Sabarmati Ashram and they paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi. The App WeCroak is born of Bhutanese folklore saying that to be happy, one ought to contemplate death five times a day. A police station in Kerala serves as a clinic for children too. A pair of mice […]

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Birthing of a Muslim

Reading Time: 1 minuteBushra fears the divisive and communal world her grandson would inherit in this poem, for Different Truths. In a world torn asunder With hate, prejudice, and conflict I gasp as I struggle to breathe As vicious fumes of toxicity Threaten to pollute The air of normalcy My eyes mist as I look at my babe […]

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