Relationship & Lifestyle

Relationship & Lifestyle

The Chosen Family

Reading Time: 3 minutesSuveera tells us how her family-of-friends became her family in a distant land in Hong Kong, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I still remember very clearly how five years ago, we tried to gather our life and packed it into four suitcases,  bid teary goodbyes to our families back home in Delhi […]

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A Sprinkling of Joy

Reading Time: 3 minutesNisha, our helper, is like thousands of other women, who have left behind their home and families in their countries, to seek a better future for themselves and their loved ones. Foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong, come from the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Nepal amongst others. They step out of their home countries […]

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How Relevant is Internal Engineering?

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen we talk about internal willingness, the term internal engineering is so relevant here. We want to make our internal machines (brain and heart) so powerfully driven by internal factors and keep the external at bay. This ideology is available since ages when our saints and monks preached us. Asmani examines it, exclusively for Different […]

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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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Put Life into Your Years

Reading Time: 3 minutesA couple of days back, we went for a picnic, to a picturesque country park. One of many in Hong Kong. We set base on top of a hill, where it was particularly windy. It is intriguing how in a relaxed atmosphere, the child trapped within us escapes. Before long we were all infected by […]

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Solo Travels of a Married Woman

Reading Time: 4 minutesMahima shares her experiences of travelling solo after her marriage. She also discusses her fears and demons, in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths.  We met at a formal interaction during the early winters of 2004 over a cup of coffee at a media-management learning seminar. We both were students then. Later, we met […]

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Three Ways to Maintain Your Composure in the Continence of Quotidian Stress

Reading Time: 2 minutesRitambhara tells us three ways to help us maintain composure in the continence of quotidian stress, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. “Calmness is the cradle of power.” ~ Josiah Gilbert Holland The present lifestyle with loads of pressure and uncertainty poses a great deal of stress. We seldom take care of our […]

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Anger in the City

Reading Time: 3 minutesMovies we do not like are banned, paintings that we do not fancy are not exhibited. Authors who do not mirror out thoughts are banished from countries. Newspapers shut down and even people killed in road rage. It’s all getting a bit too much. Suveera asks why this intolerance, in the weekly column, exclusively in […]

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Lionhearted Raj Ahlawat

Reading Time: 3 minutesMaj Gen Raj gives us a feel of the Army life and pays tribute to his friend, philosopher, and guide, Lionhearted Raj Ahlawat, exclusively in Different Truths. What can you say about an iconic officer who died young at 70? That he was a sterling embodiment of an old world, true-blue Cavalier? That he was Mai-Baap to […]

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