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Prayers and Hope: A Severe Outbreak of Flu in Hong Kong

Reading Time: 3 minutesHong Kong is an overpopulated, crowded place where people are closely packed together for lack of space. Add to that high humidity levels, and it is the perfect breeding ground for viruses. It witnessed one of the worst ever outbreaks of Flu, says, Suveera, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. It feels like […]

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A Life Coach Reveals the Secrets of Happiness

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn spite of high-stress levels at work, Rachana Gupta rarely experienced Monday blues. People around her were intrigued. But, over a period of time fancy designations, income, awards, none of it made her happy anymore. A strong urge to share the secrets of happiness inspired her to bid adieu to a corporate career. Mahima picks […]

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Calcutta Cameo: Of Fetidness and Joy!

Reading Time: 3 minutesHumourist Soumya presents two snapshots of Calcutta as he saw it, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. During a recent visit to my hometown – the city that defies definition, a couple of scenes, framed by the rattling windows of the city’s cacophonic local buses, stay frozen in my mind. The first was […]

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The Year of the Dog: Chinese New Year 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe celebrated Chinese New Year yesterday (Friday, Feb 16). Legend has it that ‘Nian’, a monster used to terrorise the people of a village. Everyone would leave their houses to go to safer grounds, before the monster’s annual visit. However one night, a wise old man decided to stay and confront it. It’s year of […]

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The Bridge across the Oceans

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt is a concern for most expats, with increasing number of people finding employment overseas, it’s a continuous endeavor to strike a balance between aging parents back home, and the promise of a new land. A struggle between the three generations feels Suveera. She talks about the balance between various relationships, in the weekly column, […]

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Braveheart Captain M.N. Mulla Chose the Dignity of Death over Dishonour

Reading Time: 4 minutesBraveheart Capt. Mahendra Nath Mulla MVC wilfully chose never to forsake his men; leave them behind when a torpedo fired from the Daphne-class Pakistani submarine PNS Hangor struck his ship, INS Khukri, sliding it to its final resting place, off the Kathiawar coast. Maj Gen Raj pays a tribute to the Braveheart, in Different Truths. When […]

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Idiosyncrasies of the Administrator

Reading Time: 4 minutesNo amount of agitation, street theater, or NGOs can accomplish what one civil servant who is ‘civil’ and believes in ‘service’ can. So the time and energy spent in deciding how to change the world, like we did in our misspent youth, would be better-used mugging up thick tomes and Manorama Yearbooks, or whatever it […]

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Homaji Vyrawalla, the First Lady of the Lens from India

Reading Time: 3 minutesLate Homaji Vyrawalla, the first lady photojournalist of India who was absolutely at ease in the then male-dominated bastion. She captured the birth and growth of a new nation. In 2011, Vyrawalla was awarded Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award. Mira profiles the first lens woman of India, exclusively for Different Truths. India has […]

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The Future is Smiling in Hong Kong, the Jewel of Asia

Reading Time: 5 minutesSuveera began penning the Hong Kong Diary, a weekly column, in 2017. She glances back at the close of the year and tells us what life has been in the Far East. Her gaze is focussed in the future too, with her wish list. Read more in the Special Feature, exclusively in Different Truths. The year 2018 is […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: In the Twilight of a Year-end and a New Year

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur Editor-in-Chief, Arindam, and the entire Different Truths Team celebrate the twilight of a year-end and a New Year. Here’s a three-day long Special Feature, exclusively in Different Truths. Or say that the end precedes the beginning, And the end and the beginning were always there Before the beginning and after the end. ~ Burnt […]

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