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  • Playing Ducks and Drakes with the Unique Ethos of Kerala

  • India through Her Stamps

  • Education, Employment, and Empowerment of Women in India: From 1986 Onwards

  • Rousseau: A Citizen of Geneva and a Truest Cosmopolitan

  • Does Diversity of India Require Structural Changes to Manage Ethnic and Religious Tussles?

  • The Story of the Coconut

  • The Summer of Freedom and the Sunshine of Human Rights

  • Religion in Public Sphere: Can we Apply Rawls and Habermas Perspectives in the Indian Context?

  • Dogfight in a Typhoon on Delta 169, Atop Mediterranean, her Dream Sortie in a Red-Flag Eurofighter

  • Is Undeclared War Worse than a Declared One!

Celebrate with Wine!

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe well-known earliest traces of wine are from China in 7000BC. Georgia had wine in 6000 BC and Iran in 5000BC. The earliest winery that we know of is 6,100 years old Areni-1 winery in Armenia. It travelled to Balkans in 4500 BC and was consumed in Greece, Rome and Thrace. Lily traces the origin and […]


What is Man?: Symbols, Language, Mind, Communication & Social Realities – III

Reading Time: 6 minutesLanguage is a mode of persuasion, a means by which men obtain the cooperation of one another. The mind is largely a linguistic product, constructed of social realities— patterns of cooperation — and the communicative materials creating and maintaining such patterns. Here’s the third part of the six-part series, by Prof. Ashoka, in the weekly […]


A Poem on Everything that Cuts

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn intense poem by Poornima, in Different Truths, that talks of the territorial nature of man, and more. Have you seen a marked territory? A border that defines what is yours and what is mine A chalk line that you ought to be careful about Memorise it in your head all the time A border […]


Gorakhpur Hospital Deaths: Passing the Buck is no Answer to Grim Tragedy

Reading Time: 7 minutesThe scarcity of oxygen due to non-payment of bills caused deaths of nearly 70 children in Gorakhpur. A parent came up with a heart-wrenching tale of the attending doctor not providing him with a death certificate after his child had passed away. Under the circumstances, it would be very difficult to get at the whole […]


No Independence Celebrations Day in Assam: Are we Truly Liberated?

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen the whole nation is decked up in tricolor, saffron, white and green, Assam is terribly silent. It observes bandh, year after year. The saddest part of it is that even small children are deprived of enjoying the I-Day celebrations. They are learning a complete wrong lesson about India’s independence. Here’s an eye-opening report by […]


We are the Living Dead!

Reading Time: 3 minutesOn the occasion of the 70th anniversary of India’s independence, Farheen asks some pertinent questions and wonders where is the secular India that the Founding Fathers of our liberation had dreamt of. A Different Truths exclusive.   The dream I see The valour of my countrymen intact be With pride by my one side And the […]


Freedom! Woman, you hold your Key

Reading Time: 2 minutesMahima was inspired by her cousin to pen this poem. Most of the women are chained to their thoughts. They have to set their minds free first. A tribute to the women of this country, on the I-Day, exclusively in Different Truths.   At the stroke of the midnight hour,                             This 15th August just […]


Krishna Consciousness and the Story of the First Metrosexual Man in History

Reading Time: 2 minutesKrishna happily spends time with the women and his music, chills out with friends, takes care of his looks; in fact, he is the first metrosexual man in history. Humourist Soumya pays tribute to Lord Krishna, on Janmashtami, in the regular column. A Different Truths exclusive. On Janmashtami, I was flooded by messages on WhatsApp […]


The Story of Krishna-Astami

Reading Time: 4 minutesOn the occasion of Janma-ashtami – variously known as Krishna-Ashtami or Gokul-Ashtami – Nilanjana retells the story of the birth of Krishna. This sampurna avataar (complete incarnation) was born with all the glory associated with Narayana. A Different Truths exclusive.    After the death of all her seven children at the hands of her brother Kamsa, Devaki […]


Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga: The Ancient Tradition of the Eight-limbed Path

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga codified and popularised by K. Pattabhi Jois, during the 20th century, and is often promoted as a modern-day form of classical Yoga. Our Yoga expert, Navodita, details it, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Of all the schools of Yoga, there’s yet another school of Yoga called Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, codified […]