Humor

Mapless in Madras

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe columnist and his young wife were next woken up at Kanyakumari, which was completely deserted and pitch dark, at about two in the morning, and the bus went off, as did the passengers who alighted there. We two were left quite literally in the dark, lost souls in what appeared to be a ghost […]

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Giving out the Prizes

Reading Time: 5 minutesA new legislation made it mandatory to spend money on CSR. This excited the author and brought him back to his activist college days, before decades of selling to earn his daily bread and tipple had dulled all sensibilities. What happened in a village school, reveals Soumya, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. […]

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The Custodian

Reading Time: 5 minutesSoumya shares the highs and lows of hitch-hiking in a truck, after a cancelled flight to Delhi, with two men and a lady. Read more about this adventure, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. It was the worst trip of my life. My guardian angel was working overtime battling some ancient curse which […]

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When Names Determine the Sex!

Reading Time: 3 minutesHumourist Soumya tells us the gender confusion that names create, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. In the days before gender identity became infra dig and when fond parents gave toy cars and guns to little boys and dolls and ribbons to little girls without being politically incorrect. I was burdened with a […]

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Close Encounters of the Wild Kind –1

Reading Time: 6 minutesFancy-free and footloose, three friends decide on an adventurous trip. They meet an Australian bicyclist and decide to visit a wildlife resort, meeting villagers and a sadhu. Here’s the first part of the two-part serial, by Soumya, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The tourists spotted some movement in the grass and a […]

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Was it a Brush with Ghosts?

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat do we fear more, ghosts or the scare of ghosts? In black humour, Soumya tells us that he almost had three brushes with ghosts, in his weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Since my teenage days, I had been fascinated by the idea of ghosts.  From Doyle to Poe to more popular contemporary writers […]

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Out of the Mouths of Babes and Infants

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur humourist, Soumya, shares hilarious moments with his baby daughter, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. There was a popular American Television programme where a celebrity host asked some questions to various toddlers and get perfectly honest and logical responses which sound hilarious to adults. All parents I am sure have gone through […]

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Live from Kailash

Reading Time: 11 minutesHere’s Tapati’s fictional Durga-Shiva dialogues, full of banter, repartee, wit, and humour, create a laughter riot, in the special feature. A Different Truths exclusive. “Shiva seems too busy these days! Don’t know what’s going on behind the closed doors. Some meeting is going on, but such a long meeting; I need to check and keep […]

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Not so Funny

Reading Time: 4 minutesHumourist Soumya plays Love Guru and advices a young couple, recalling what his wife had to say about marrying him, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Recently at a friend’s house, I met a stand-up comic, who strongly resembled the laughing Buddha figurines. He was brilliant in his repartees and had all of us in tears with […]

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Bollywood Films: Mélange of Coincidence and Fantasy

Reading Time: 4 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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