Cover Story

  • 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!

  • Is the Indian Democracy Declining?

  • Kannur: Where Beauty and Death go Hand in Hand

  • Madhuri Dixit: The Prima Donna of Indian Cinema

  • Islamic Contributions to Science

  • Balraj Sahni, An Activist Writer-Actor, believed a Good Actor is a Good Person

  • Man and his Universe: Evolution of Chemical Elements – II

The Summer of Freedom and the Sunshine of Human Rights

What of those caught within the borders of unpublicised, unseen, unspoken battles for power, for control? What happens when people, due to values of faith, of fealty, of finance, find the summer sun eclipsed by exigencies of circumstance, of access, of politics, of the clash between a global concept of human rights, and a local […]


Karishma and Arjun Struggled to Carve a Place for themselves in Bollywood

Karishma Kapoor, a girl-child of the renowned Prithvi Kapoor family broke the family traditions, where women of the family do not act. She had drop school and become an actress to support her single mother and younger sister. Her mother, Babita, an actress, had divorced her husband. Arjun Kapoor, too had an unhappy childhood, following […]


The Magic for My Soul

Farheen is a moon lover. Her endless monologues with the moon made her realise that her secrets are well-guarded. A selenophile, she likes all the eight phases of the moon. Her communion with the moon holds the magic of her soul. Read more about it, exclusively in Different Truths. How Oscar Wilde rightly said, “I think it’s […]


Haunting Melodies from the Dignified Royal Prince of Tripura, SD Burman

SD Burman, also known respectfully and endearingly, as Sachin Korta, came from the royal family of Tripura and was very dignified person. He took his work very seriously and would not take more than four films in a year. The Prince of Melody stole many hearts with his music. Samina profiles the great music director, […]


Nayantara Sahgal: A Novelist of the Indian Corridors of Political Power

Basudeb profiles Nayantara Sahgal, the second daughter of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (sister of Jawaharlal Nehru). An important woman novelist of the 20th century, she penned many political novels too, having seen and experienced it closely. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.   Nayantara Sahgal was the first Indian woman novelist, who could […]


Raindrops on Paper

A nostalgic rain poem by Soumya, an autobiographical rendition of various times and places, in Different Truths. Sitting on the balcony, watching the distant sea go gray and mist over, The rains are approaching. The dark clouds are scurrying over A gust of wind, raindrops splattering on my face, my glasses get cloudy A slight […]


Body Piercings: A Modern Style that is rooted in Ancient Traditions

What many seem like a simple puncture wound may have a very emotional and personal significance to the bearer. Body modification is just one way you can express your personality and make a statement. The ancient practice of piercing can mark spiritual rites of passage and liberation. Our Fashionista, Kula Lumpur-based Shameena, delves into the antiquity of […]


Celebrate Eid with Delicious and Yummy Sheer Khurma

Our foodie, Sonali, shares an Eid recipe, Sheer Khurma. It’s a traditional dessert that is prepared on this day. It’s a vermicelli pudding made with milk and sweetened with dates. Read more about it, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.   I had some friends in school who were from different cultures. I […]


How important is Your Relationships at Workplace?

Bangalore-based HR Professional, Preeyan, tells us about the importance of relationships at the workplace, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Your relationships at work are completely governed by the policies at your workplace and the work culture of the organisation you work for. We are social beings and cannot function without relationships. Relationships […]


The Magical Flying Ambulance: A Redeemer

The cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) by bystanders, who witnessed a cardiac arrest can considerably improve survival. A defibrillator drone is a quadcopter that carries an AED. Bangalore-based Farheen tells us how drones can help save lives, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Cardiac arrest is a medical […]