Potpourri

Potpourri

Close Encounters of the Wild Kind – II

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn the second and final part of the adventure, Soumya tells us of an escape by the skin of the teeth. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  We left our hero, i.e. me, in a dilemma, at the close of part one. This was resolved, quite literally, by a cliffhanger. I […]

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Sprinkle-some Baking Winters!

Reading Time: 2 minutes  Talking about winters feels exactly like talking about good food. It’s the same happiness, it’s the same kind of love. The temperature scales are dropping and the blankets slowly crawling out of their hiding places, and with these, our tummies also feel the need to be much more pampered, says Alisha, in the weekly […]

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Age is Just a Number

Reading Time: 4 minutesHere’s a tongue-in-cheek view on aging and how society views the elders, by Delhi-based Ruchira, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Honestly, I am thoroughly peeved with the ‘age’ obsession harboured by millions of my countrymen. Personally, yes I have completed 50 revolutions around the sun. I wear reading glasses, can’t thread my […]

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How the Ancient Mariner Lost his Albatross

Reading Time: 4 minutesHere’s a story within a story from Soumya, in a genre different from humour, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. He wasn’t that ancient really, being a well preserved old sailor, and he did not have to hold me with his glittering eye, as his tales of exotic places around the world were […]

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Self-acceptance: A Realistic and Subjective Understanding of our Worth

Reading Time: 5 minutesSelf-acceptance can be nurtured. It is not anybody’s exclusive property. The first step towards promoting self-healing is to be self-compassionate. Cultivating this compassion, helps us to like ourselves and eventually accept those parts that we have erroneously striven to hide or hate, writes Shernaz, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The loving acknowledgment […]

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The Winged Chair and Champagne

Reading Time: 3 minutesSuveera shares the plastic joys of a Diwali party in Hong Kong, in her weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. It’s a beautiful day. Perfect for the cup of coffee that has been beckoning me for the past few minutes. I pick it up and just as I’m able to enjoy it at my favourite […]

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The Silver Bowl

Reading Time: 2 minutesRuchira reminisces about a silver set for a cousin’s wedding, many moons ago, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Looking back now, I am inclined to believe it was merely a whim of a middle aged woman. However, little did she imagine that her idea would snowball into a big issue, causing heart […]

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Three Strategies on how to Subterfuge Stress in the Modern World

Reading Time: 3 minutesRithambara tells us the three things we need to do to subterfuge stress in our lives, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Building pliancy or resilience has nothing to do with veneering over tough times and purporting they didn’t happen; it’s about coping with them and finding out ways that allow bouncing back […]

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An Ode to Hinglish

Reading Time: 2 minutesLanguages evolve and transform with time and usage (read misuse and abuse too). Ruchira tells us about the advent of Hinglish, a new kind of lingo, where English has a smattering of Hindi, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  “Yaar, I have pataod the chick; maaroed money from my dad to treat her […]

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My Jigsaw Fairy

Reading Time: 5 minutes  Tooth Fairy or not, a fairy guided Shernaz through the jigsaw puzzle of life. Read more about it in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. When I lost my first milk tooth, I was told to wrap it, put it under my pillow, and make a wish for the tooth fairy to grant. […]

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