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  • Designer Vaginas are in Vogue

  • Maximillian Isidore Robespierre and Tipu Sultan: Virtuous or Villainous

  • Tipu Sultan: A Hero or a Charlatan?

  • National Anthem Debate and the Apex Court: Individual Identity vs. National Identity?

  • Old Habits Die Hard

  • The Me Too Campaign: Women Stand Tall Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

  • An Abundant Life with Little

  • A Critical Analysis of Human Rights with Focus on Foundational Weakness and Dual Nature of Human Rights

  • Durga, a Lesser Goddess Grew in Stature during the Gupta Period

  • A Wonder that is India!

Designer Vaginas are in Vogue

Reading Time: 3 minutesA new branch of medicine RVS – Reconstructive Vaginal Surgery has emerged in recent times. The one way in which this branch differs from other aspects of plastic surgery is that it has a dual role to play. Not only is it responsible for making the area aesthetically appealing but also improves sexual function. The […]


Fables are Never Too Old

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe continuity of the oral tradition attested by The Fox and the Crow story found on the pottery of Mohenjo-Daro and Lothal archaeological sites of a civilisation six thousand years old. Tapati unearths the many layers of folk-stories, in the regular column, showing how they reappear in many modern folk-stories and in stamps of many […]


Deborah Smith and Ray Meeker­: Founders of Golden Bridge Pottery

Reading Time: 2 minutesChennai-based Sumita, an artist, and author, profiles Deborah Smith and Ray Meeker. She tells us how they came to Pondicherry and founded the Golden Bridge Pottery, exclusively in Different Truths. Deborah Smith and Ray Meeker came to Pondicherry within three months of each other in early 1971 and in the process of making it their […]



Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s a ballad from Sarala about the sensuousness of a woman, ready to unmask and take revenge, in Different Truths. Don’t take me for granted  She swayed her curvaceous body  Among the crowded audience  Teasing the young and old alike  With her touch, they were waiting for  Her sensual pouting lips  They dreamt of kissing  […]


The First Step

Reading Time: 3 minutesMotivation comes easy in Hong Kong. People take time out to exercise and work on their health. Every region has its own swimming pools and sports clubs and they are put to good use by the residents, says Suveera, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The pleasant chill in the air is just […]


Tagore and the Indian Press: Chintamani Babu Acted like a Friend, not a Businessman – II

Reading Time: 2 minutesTagore sent his emissaries to Babu Chintamani Ghosh with a request to make some arrangement for the benefit of Vishwa Bharati. At that time Tagore was in Colombo. Tagore had promised that he would abide by whatever decision Chintamani Babu took. Chintamani Babu didn’t think like a businessman but like a true friend and advised […]


Awaaz: Lending Assertive Voice to the Modern Women

Reading Time: 3 minutesSanchaari showcased various aspects of the modern women, in its two-day cultural meet. Here’s a report by Mariyam, exclusively for Different Truths. Sanchaari’s motive to revive the cultural heritage of Allahabad has tasted progress in a couple of years since its inception. The year 2017 marks the third successful year of the annual Sanskritik Parv. The […]


Mumma, Never Let me go Away!

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem about a child speaking to its mother, by Ritambhara, in Different Truths. The warmth of your arms defines my world The care you give is untold When you are away, I go astray Mumma O’ Mumma! Please never let me go away.   Unsafe is the world, I am unable to judge […]


Will the 2017 Local Body polls in UP Gauge Public Opinion Ahead of the 2019 Parliamentary Elections?

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhile the local body election will be the first major challenge for the Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh, for SP and the BSP this will be a way to gauge the public mood, points out Navodita, our Associate Editor, in the regular column, exclusively for Different Truths. The UP State Election Commission recently announced its poll […]


Mind Your Language

Reading Time: 4 minutesPreeyan tells us the importance of language and body language in a work environment, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. We work in a multilingual, multicultural and multinational environment. Small organisations are no longer fearing to hire expats and the larger organisations are hiring people from anywhere. The atmosphere that this creates is […]