Humour

Humour

Of Unwanted Guests and the Guest who Came for Dinner and Never Left!

Reading Time: 3 minutesHere’s a humourous account, by Soumya, of gatecrashing parties as unwanted guests and how the misdeed caught up with the protagonist, many moons later, much to his embarrassment. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  Having read Ten Days that Shook the World and having seen the film Reds, where John Reed is played brilliantly […]

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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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Taaru-da, Kaalu-da and the Banquet Scene

Reading Time: 3 minutesDurga Pujo and plays are inseparable. Neelum recalls, tongue-in-cheek, about her grandfather’s, who directed a play, in the 1930s, in Allahabad’s oldest Colonelganj Barwari, on the very important day, Oshtumi. A fiasco during the staging of the Banquet Scene from the Shakespearean Macbeth changed everything. Here’s a special feature, exclusively in Different Truths. Way back […]

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

Reading Time: 5 minutesArindam, our Editor-in-Chief, traces the history of Durga iconography. Historians at Allahabad Museum opine that the stature of the Goddess grew during the Gupta period. He introduces the three-day long special feature on Durga Puja, between Tuesday (Sept 26) and Thursday (Sept 28). Special mention of Anumita Chatterjee Roy, our Managing Editor, must be made […]

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Cast(e)ing Aspersions on a new Bride

Reading Time: 2 minutesOur humourist, Soumya, tells us how the grandmother-in-law of his new bride from another community was questioned. Find out more, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The new bride was undergoing an interview with her grandmother-in-law. It was their first meeting. They did not share a common language so a bevy of eager […]

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Devi in Dilemma

Reading Time: 2 minutesHere’s a tongue-in-cheek account of the plight of Goddess Durga, on Earth, her parents’ abode, in verse, by Tapati, in Different Truths. Here arrives autumn with sky, a deep blue crystal, With clouds floating like huge cotton balls, The earthy aroma is calling with sweet smell of Lotus, For my descent, the yearly invite from […]

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And a Chipko is Born…

Reading Time: 3 minutesHumourist Soumya tells us how a Chipko was born in their home. He shares the experiences with a young girl from the hills and her love for nature, weeds, wild flowers and all. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. We have a young girl from the hills to help out with […]

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The Liquid Path

Reading Time: 3 minutesHumourist Soumya talks about coming of age and an initiation in drinking, in his style, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I feel that the idyllic memories of schooldays, the nostalgia for the carefree happy days of school, without worries stress and tension, are largely exaggerated, and fuelled by alcohol induced amnesia. The […]

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No Country for Shy People!

Reading Time: 4 minutesHumourist Soumya tells us about two men, Ram and Shyam, each other’s foil and what happened to them in a bawdy house Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Ram Kumar and Shyam Singh were colleagues, Punjabis, professionals, batch mates and friends in a large corporation, posted in different towns of Punjab […]

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The Unique Satyanarain: Secularism, Goan Style!

Reading Time: 2 minutesHumourist Soumya keenly observes rituals in government offices in various parts of India. Goa holds the surprise. Smile with him, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Traditionally, offices in the government sector in our secular country do not observe any religious ceremony of any faith. This is largely followed in the Eastern sector, […]

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