Potpourri

Potpourri

Offensive Song Sung in Muslim Marriages for Ages

Reading Time: 4 minutesAsked what she felt being declared the ‘National Crush’ after winking to glory and fame, Priya Prakash Varrier expressed happiness: “I feel so happy to be loved by so many people.” Little did she know the “fringe” was waiting to invade, raise a couple of eyebrows of their own! Here’s a report for Different Truths.   […]

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V-DAY is Alien to our Culture: Dating has no Equivalent in Indian Languages

Reading Time: 3 minutesGrowing up in India, many born before the millennial years did not need a V-Day to express love, get tied. It was so much more peaceful. The flirting was year-round and there was no particular day to date. Dating itself was alien, and still is. The British, who ruled India for a couple of centuries, […]

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Feel the Jail, Ice Chunks Fall from Skies, Temple Idol Goes Savvy, Shikkari Shambu Sued

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Telangana prison department runs the unique jail tourism programme called ‘Feel the Jail’ where anyone can stay for 24 hours inside the Sangareddy Prison, built during the Nizam era in 1796. An icy ball which fell on a Haryana village that was suspected to be an extra-terrestrial object was frozen human waste leaked from […]

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Losing Out the Loved Ones…

Reading Time: 7 minutesLife is about moving on. Hemashri shares the transient world of love and affection, working in different offices, in the inward-looking realisation. Here’s the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. She looked resplendent in bright yellow silk saree! She presented her Ph.D. thesis. God was perhaps having a relaxed day while creating her! She was […]

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Cakes or Kebabs: We owe it to the Alien Cultures

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira tells us how the composite Indian culture developed synergizing with other cultures, which the jingoists prefer to call alien, something that is corrupting the pure Hindu culture. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. This has been going on for quite a while. Might go out of hand anytime soon.   We […]

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What it is to be a Wife of a Geologist!

Reading Time: 3 minutesHere’s a tongue-in-cheek account by Dr. Preeti about what it’s to be a geologist’s wife. A humourous account of a rocky relationship, exclusively for Different Truths.   “Civilisation exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.” ~ Will Durant An army wife is called a ‘Braveheart’ but a geologist’s wife is called a ‘Stone-heart’. She […]

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Political Kite Flying, App Looking at the Big Picture, Child-Friendly Police Station, Mice Have a Field Day

Reading Time: 3 minutesNarendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu, two PMs, bond over kite-flying at Sabarmati Ashram and they paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi. The App WeCroak is born of Bhutanese folklore saying that to be happy, one ought to contemplate death five times a day. A police station in Kerala serves as a clinic for children too. A pair of mice […]

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When Faith Turns the Divider

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira anguishes that the Indian society is becoming increasingly intolerant and parochial. The walls of religious divisions are sharper now. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Oh, lift me as a wave, a leaf, a cloud! I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!                                                                         ~P.B. Shelley Mazhab nehi […]

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A Letter to my Favourite Books

Reading Time: 4 minutesAshu pens a letter to his favourite books, as gratitude, in the regular column, exclusively for Different Truths. Dear Books, I hardly remember the day we met for the first time but I am sure it was probably one of the best. Some of you grew up with me as my best pals whereas many […]

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The Class of 92 of Hyderabad Public School Celebrated Silver Jubilee Reunion

Reading Time: 4 minutesEstablished in 1923 as Jagirdars College by the Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, Sir Osman Ali Khan, the school was meant exclusively for the aristocrats and elites. Sometime in the early fifties, when the Zamindari tradition was abolished, the name of the school was changed to Hyderabad Public School. Mira reports the Silver Jubilee Reunion of […]

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