Literature

Literature

The Sun is the Center of the Universe

Reading Time: 4 minutesProf. Ashoka tells us how Copernicus challenged a 2,000-year-old belief that the earth sat motionless at the center of the universe and that planets, sun, and stars rotated around it. His work represents the beginning point for our understanding of the universe around us and of modern astronomy. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively […]

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Lost Realm

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s a poem by Aishwarya that depicts the trial and tribulations of life’s journey and the final destination, for Different Truths. I feel at times I am not me Who can it be, If I am not me?    I feel at times my realm, I seek If it isn’t with me; Where else can […]

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Genesis

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s an inward-looking, intense poem by Deeya, for Different Truths.  The river of mind Swift turquoise virulent Sings of phallus and sickness   Shimmering sands cajole The overriding spirit Clacking shoes like devils shriek   The Sonata  In the serenity of zeroness sucks   The river meanders  It flows virtually Never to make happen a […]

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The Cold Winter Night…

Reading Time: 1 minute A love poem in the backdrop of a cold winter night, by Madhumita, for Different Truths. Wintry night embraces, shivering, frigid and piercing, Lonely in love, my heart hibernates, gelid and cold, Sleep returns in the dream-laden eyes slowly, of old times reminiscing,  To strike the glacial barrenness, in its warmth to hold.   Each memory […]

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The Story of the Barbed Wire

Reading Time: 3 minutesBarbed wire was invented in 1860 in France by Leonce Eugene Grassin-Baledans. But, it was Joseph F. Glidden, an American farmer, in 1873, who is often credited for designing the first commercially successful barbed wire. Prof. Ashoka tells us about the famous inventions that changed human life, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. […]

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The Winter Ahead!

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem by Arun, celebrating winter, for Different Truths. The horny hunger That your cursed self Has fallen for Is but an unfailing bait, To trace the rogues of your ilk Roaming free on earth.   You may last longer Than the noble souls – By ditching the decent And relishing the rank – […]

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Love

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn intense love poem by Madhumita, for Different Truths. The air is thick with the grey damp fog, wet and cold, as the frost gradually froze, Yet I still see through the smoggy blanket and the frozen icicles suspended in the air, Running around like a whirlwind in this world of emotional tempests, With the […]

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Remains of Love

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn enigmatic poem about love and its loss by Nandita, for Different Truths. We have reached into the depths of a void plucked from the carnage of vestiges of love Not a flicker of emotion sustains, silent grudges in sober voices is all that remains drenched in uncertainty sheathed in the resplendence of promises never […]

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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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I am Thinking

Reading Time: 1 minuteDevesh imagines a beautiful world and wishes it is true, in the verse, for Different Truths.  I’m thinking So I’m a thinker I ‘m writing So I’m a writer And my imagination reaches far… Beyond the sun… I ‘m crafting So I’m craft’s man But Not able to rebuild this world A world of unique […]

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