Advocacy

A Nation in Exile

In 1959, the situation inside Tibet led His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama to seek refuge in India and ever since millions of Tibetans are living as refugees in exile, in fact, there are more Tibetans living outside Tibet than in Tibet. On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, Eswar talks of a nation […]

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Will the Strong Social Message from Phullu ever reach the Right Masses?

Our Delhi-based columnist Mahima tells us why Phullu, a film meant for the masses to educate them about menstrual hygiene at the right age, will not reach them. And how are the educated masses reacting to the ridiculous act behind it? Read more about it, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I was […]

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Recognising the Warning Signs of a Stroke FAST

There are four identifying factors in stroke as stated by the World Stroke Organisation, using the acronym FAST–Face, Arm, Speech and Time. Stroke or brain attack is now the second commonest killer in the world after a heart attack and the first and foremost cause of permanent disability. In India alone, 4,500 people get a […]

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The Ripple Effect of Kindness

Shernaz talks about the act of kindness, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. After a small exchange on WhatsApp, a friend asked me “Are you short-tempered?” I denied it. Then more than once my sisters pointed out that I often snap impatiently at them. It set me thinking about the dichotomy of my […]

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Rubia: the Ruby of Paralympics, the Star of West Bengal

Differently Abled Rubia Chatterjee is the rising star of West Bengal in the arena of Paralympics. Aparajita profiles the promising athlete, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. West Bengal has always been the land of powerful female icons since ancient times. They have not just been consorts of great men, but they have […]

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The Choice to Eat: Restrict it to Your Platter, no Blood Splatter Please!

In the wake of the Kerala Beef Fest row in early May, Mahima, an animal lover, urges us to restrict the food on our platter and avoid blood splatter, in a soulful appeal, exclusively in Different Truths. My esteemed readers, before you begin to read this opinion piece, I would like to tell you a […]

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High Blood Pressure in the Elderly: Causes and Prevention

Rita dwells on the issue of high blood pressure among the elders. She tells us about its causes and preventions, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Blood pressure can be seen as a barometer of overall circulatory health. Someone with high blood pressure is at a significantly greater risk for heart failure, stroke, […]

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His Holiness the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, Thupten Gyatso

Eswar talks about His Holiness the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, likening him to the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh. Read more about His life and times, in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths. Whenever I think about His Holiness the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, Guru Gobind Singh’s mighty warrior image comes to my mind. From the day […]

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An Open Letter to Ms. Maneka Gandhi

The Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Ms. Maneka Gandhi, had sought suggestions from the public on how to make India better and safer for women. Our columnist, Payal, voices her concern on the said issue. Here’s her open letter to the minister, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A few days […]

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Shreeja: The Journey from Three Tulsi Leaves to a Football Academy for Tribal Girls

About 30 years ago, a sage had told Dr. Shib Shankar Dasgupta about the magical mystery of three Tulsi leaves. The fire in his belly made New York-based Dr. Dasgupta start a football academy for tribal girls, Shreeja. His holistic approach in empowering those in the margins have attracted many youths. Beginning this week, we […]

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