Literature

Literature

Swashbuckling Splendour

Reading Time: 1 minuteA motivational poem by Manthena, in Different Truths.  Let us grow our wings to cherish things Holding the strings we sway over wings Finally, felicitous faith fuels our ambition Revitalising rapture renders final fruition. We do not access opportunities at hand We must create them to keep our brand Propelling  striking situations for all care […]

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The Heart of Donna Rai: Fugitives – II

Reading Time: 8 minutesHere’s the second part of the three-part forthcoming novel, The Heart of Donna Rai by Sumita, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  1:00 am, Tuesday, 3rd June to 01:00 am, Saturday, 21st June 1975 I couldn’t sleep. My aunt’s latest attempt at weaving horror had knotted my intestines. Shutting eyes meant a full-colour rendition […]

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Celebrating Stories, Celebrating Literature

Reading Time: 2 minutesHere’s a report on the launch of a collection of poems, titled Arz Hai, early this month. Read more in Different Truths. Team Arz Hai, a group of young poets and authors organised two events in the city to launch their book and celebrate the beginning of the winter season, the most awaited time of […]

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Close Encounters of the Wild Kind –1

Reading Time: 5 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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I Love my Sips of Sorrow

Reading Time: 1 minuteA lyrical poem by Arun, that’s inward-looking, in Different Truths. I love my sips of sorrow For, when they get in, They engulf me in a cocoon That happiness must sweat To break.   I love my sips of sorrow For, they send me to a trance And help me have Soulful talks with my […]

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The Heart of Donna Rai – I

Reading Time: 2 minutesHere’s a book extract from the forthcoming novel of Sumita, who writes under the penname ‘Shoam’. It is a coming of age story of a thirteen-year-old girl, set just before the Emergency, in 1975, based in a remote corner of Bengal. We serialise the first three chapters of the novel, in the weekly column. A Different […]

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Dementia, the Demon

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn intense, social awareness poem on dementia by Sarala, in Different Truths. He was the much sought after engineer in a well-known firm  With foreign trips plenty  A man with wit and brains  And a good dress sense!   I have been watching him for about five years now with the slow degeneration of brain  […]

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A Psychoanalytical Journey is a Voyage into the Minds and Psychological Concepts

Reading Time: 2 minutesMartin, the author, gets an opportunity to lead an education tour of Turkey through travel grant approved by the university. There are five couples in the group, four married couples and one lesbian couple, and the conversations between them majorly revolve around psychoanalysis and debate surrounding psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychodynamic therapy. Neerja reviews the debut […]

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Salad Bowl and Americanism

Reading Time: 4 minutesAmerican writers of the Indian sub-continent are women.  They are Mary Anne Mohan Raj, Bharati Mukherjee, Jhumpa Lahiri and Bapsi Sidhwa, Pakistan’s important diasporic writer. In their writings, what we experience is the writhingly nostalgic pain, crises of their individual identity and rootlessness, opines Basudeb, in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths.      […]

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Where is the Edge?

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s an evocative, soul-searching poem by Monika, in Different Truths. A strenuous path, the future seems. Even if we tread, it would be like a Voyage to nowhere, deprived of hope. It was devoid of light, as we look back; now looking ahead, we fathom, our days in the Sun are numbered. The World we […]

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