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Capt. Devika: An Officer and a Lady, who Personified Courage

Reading Time: 5 minutesMaj. Gen. Raj recounts the true story of a brave lady doctor, Capt. Devika Gupta, and how she risked her life and limbs to save a wounded soldier. An engrossing anecdote, for Different Truths.  A true-life war zone incident of a lady doctor of the Indian Army, her story of grit and Hippocrates Oath that doctors […]

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One Less Ma

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe trials and tribulations of staying far away from homeland are many. Our Managing Editor, Anumita, shares the grief of losing one of her Mas (mothers). Here’s her soulful tribute to all her Mas and her departed Mejoma, as Mother’s Day Special, exclusively for Different Truths. Last week, my call lasted for 10 minutes and […]

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Why I Respect the Dogs!

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn this reflective and soul-searching outpouring, Tapati takes a hard look at our weak-kneed legal system, where rapists commit their dastardly crimes with impunity. She also talks of an Australian dog that saved a child recently, a deep compassion from an animal. The author asks if we are worse than animals, exclusively for Different Truths. […]

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The Poinsettias: An Ode to Asifa

Reading Time: 3 minutesTwo doctors, Barnali and Patrick, who studied in AFMC, Pune, many moons ago, corroborated to pen a soulful piece, a prose-poem by Patrick, and a poem by Barnali, as an homage to an eight-year-old girl, Asifa, who was brutally gang-raped and murdered. A Different Truths exclusive. She is a happy child-woman: a girl of the […]

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Rabindranath Tagore: An Inquiry into Ideas and Ideals

Reading Time: 9 minutesIn order to acquire a worldview for himself, Tagore strove to achieve a balance between Humanism and Naturalism, Individualism and Determinism, Hedonism and Asceticism, all of them being the various ways of apprehending the ultimate reality. This balance helped him determine his own perspectives on life and times, and his role as a literary writer […]

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Biplab Deb Insulting Diana Hayden no Surprise: Tripura CM Betrays Sangh View of Minorities

Reading Time: 4 minutesBiplab Deb is a product of this xenophobic tradition, which gives pride of place to religion over the constitutional rights of every citizen, irrespective of his or her faith.  It is nearly impossible for him, therefore, to accept that an “alien” should not only represent India but even win a world title on the country’s […]

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Crime against Women in India: The Black Dot of Shame

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur society is ruled by two “M’s” – Males and Money. Genders were never equal and I doubt that they ever will be in this country. Ours is a social system in which men hold primary power and a woman’s life lies between pleasures at one end and danger at another end. We prefer to shut […]

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Toilet Trauma: Do Indian Women have the Right to Pee With Dignity?

Reading Time: 6 minutesThere are no proper women’s toilets at public places. Will it sound very odd if we start an agitation for proper lady’s toilet, now? We live in a world where women may be raped, molested right after her birth up to any age. Dignity, decency, care, kindness, concern, love need to be taught to the […]

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Of Midnight Knocks, Uncouth and Lecherous Men

Reading Time: 7 minutesA midnight knock in a Circuit House had scared Hemashri. She was about to raise an alarm to punish the drunkard. But, other incidents crowded her mind. She tells us how a young lady officer had to deal with lecherous and uncouth men, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. A midnight knock perhaps […]

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Girls and Autism: Missed Diagnosis and Mis-diagnosis

Reading Time: 7 minutesBoys are four times as likely to receive early diagnosis and intervention for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) than girls. There was a time when it was believed that ASD was prevalent only in boys. Girls are always taught to blend in and not stand out. While boys and men with Autism also use camouflage, researchers point […]

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