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Sashi Kapoor, the Charming Hero of Bollywood Bids Adieu

Reading Time: 2 minutesShashi Kapoor, the gentleman-hero of Bollywood, passed away in Mumbai, this evening, after a prolonged illness, barely three months before he turned 80. Ruchira pays a tribute to the charming actor, in Different Truths. Shashi Kapoor, the handsome hunk of Bollywood’s yesteryears is no more. He died Monday evening at a Mumbai hospital after a […]

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What is Art and What is Not: The Laws Relating to Graffiti in India

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere are no express provisions of law regarding graffiti in India. However, the Constitution of India lays down certain provisions in this regard. Kolkata-based Vedatrayee discusses the issue of graffiti and street art, in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths. The mundane streets of the City of Joy got an exalting makeover under a […]

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Padma Shri Sardar Gurcharan Singh: Father of Studio Pottery in India

Reading Time: 3 minutesSumita profiles Ceramicist Sardar Gurcharan Singh, a Padma Shri recipient, who pioneered the Delhi Blue Art Pottery, which later became the Delhi Blue Pottery Trust. Read more about the great artist, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. In a subcontinent where the traditions of pottery have passed down the generations almost unchanged from […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Music to the Ears, (Un)beatable Indigo, Harry Potter Gamer, Robot Sophia one-up on Saudi Women, Pope Berates Mobile Clad Bishops

Reading Time: 3 minutesUNESCO recognises Chennai’s rich musical tradition; in a horrendous act Indigo staffers were caught on camera assaulting elderly passenger at IGI terminal Delhi; Niantic Labs, the developer of the once immensely popular Pokémon Go, is now making a Harry Potter AR game; Sophia is Saudi Arabia first robot citizen and during his weekly address in St. Peter’s […]

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Exploring the Vignettes of Womanhood at Awaaz 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutesSanchaari Allahabad is once again all set to enthrall and enlighten the city with Awaaz – its annual fiesta for 2017. The theme for this year is ‘Vignettes of Womanhood’ and the two-day event will be held at the NCZCC, in Allahabad, on the 4th and 5th of November. Here’s a report by Tooba, exclusively […]

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Kishore Kumar: The Maverick Singer-Comedian Lives amongst his Fans

Reading Time: 3 minutesRuchira pays a tribute to the maverick singer-comedian, Kishore Kumar, on his 30th death anniversary (Oct 13). This Friday, the 13th, need not be scary, as we remember the talented singer, who continues to live amongst us. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. On 13th October 1987, the golden voice that had […]

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A Bollywood Analysis: AAP Yahan Aye, Kisliye?

Reading Time: 3 minutes  The intellectual in the drawing room had reached the conclusion, depending on affiliation, that AAP is BJP’s B team and Congress mole, says our humourist Soumya, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The phenomenal rise of the mango people party raised the skeptic’s eyebrows. No one believed them except the gullible mango […]

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Bollywood Films: Mélange of Coincidence and Fantasy

Reading Time: 3 minutesRuchira journeys through the masala Bollywood movies and tells us, tongue-in-cheek, with oodles of humour, who gains from it. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. For B-town filmmakers, each film is a vast, unlimited canvas upon which they can pour out their hearts’ fondest desires and longings, pet fantasies, and oodles […]

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