Relationship & Lifestyle

Relationship & Lifestyle

The Colourful Kashmiri Wedding

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe picturesque northernmost Indian state of Jammu& Kashmir has its own distinct cultural heritage. Here, in a nutshell, are their wedding customs and traditions of the Kashmiri Hindus. A matrimonial alliance is fixed once the horoscopes match. For the Kasamdry (formal engagement), the two parties assemble at a temple. Prayers are followed by an exchange of flowers – […]

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Touching Lives

Reading Time: 5 minutesShe wanted to marry a classmate from her business school, who was from a different community and working in another small town at the end of the country.  They seemed perfectly matched with similar job profiles and taste and knowing that the young man was also a wannabe writer who had also read the author’s book […]

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Say it With Feeling: The World of Emojis!

Reading Time: 5 minutesMany people prefer using text messages to communicate these days, so they look to emojis – small digital images or icons to express an idea or emotion – to convey their feelings. Rina tells us about the world of emojis, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. It was a smooth sunny day, to […]

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One Less Ma

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe trials and tribulations of staying far away from homeland are many. Our Managing Editor, Anumita, shares the grief of losing one of her Mas (mothers). Here’s her soulful tribute to all her Mas and her departed Mejoma, as Mother’s Day Special, exclusively for Different Truths. Last week, my call lasted for 10 minutes and […]

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The Making of my Mother

Reading Time: 4 minutesNanditaa recalls her time with her mother. She perhaps realised the meaning of motherhood when she became one. An inward-looking, reflective piece, as Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. It is nine months now since my beloved mother left for her heavenly abode – the same time that she had carried me in her womb. […]

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Real-Unreal Binaries of Long Distance Relationship and the Alchemy of Love, Sex, and Dhoka

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe real-unreal binaries of long distance relationship are delusional. It’s heady. Perhaps it brings out the lust-factor louder because of the distance and anonymity. In certain cases, people hide behind fake profiles to snoop in on unsuspecting people, most often pretty naive. The dark side of it is crime – petty to serious.  It provides a […]

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Is the Mother of High Functioning Autism Children Nothing More Than a Fraud?

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe author’s children are high functioning autistic. The term “autistic”  used with her children felt wrong as if she used that as a label to get things to work. In medical terms, nothing like high-functioning autism exists. But, Wikipedia defines high-functioning autism (HFA) as a term applied to people with autism who are deemed to […]

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Singapore: It is a Faustian Deal

Reading Time: 5 minutesSingapore tops the ranks in Asia as the city with the best quality of living, well ahead of Tokyo and Hong Kong because of its efficient infrastructure. The multiculturalism of Singapore is felt through a lack of overly obvious religious symbols for all religions and ensuring that celebrations are truly joyous affairs. Rina explores her […]

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Love at First Sight with Kuala Lumpur

Reading Time: 5 minutesKuala Lumpur is where Asia melts into a brilliant rhythm of people, sounds, cultures, cuisines, lifestyles, architectures, and incredible nature. The city itself is another bustling urban hub full of busy days and people getting through sweaty and sunny days to work and home. What’s not lost is the humane approach to life through all […]

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The Challenges of a Single Mother

Reading Time: 4 minutesA single mother has to deal with the challenges of excelling at work to bring home enough for the child and for herself, while also playing the role of the primary nurturer, opines Rina, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. The two genders in the human race are for a reason – men […]

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