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Dawood Depressed, Dawn of a New Son, Peak XV Everest, and From Akhila to Hadiya

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Mafia don Dawood’s only son has become a Maulana. Is he paying for his father’s sin, who is depressed with his son’s decision?  The gharana politics is so deep in the Congress party that he is the sole contender for the post of Congress Party. The highest mountain in the world is named after […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Ramanaka – LII

Reading Time: 2 minutesContinuing with the story of Kaliya, Nilanjana retells the story of Ramanaka Island, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. “Ramanaka Island? My curiosity is kindled for this story now,” Parikshit confessed. Sukha smiled, “Well your curiosity is insatiable. You see human beings are scared of snakes. Hence they try to keep the snakes […]

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The Antiquity of Gingerbread Houses, a Christmas Decoration

Reading Time: 3 minutesChristmas has many ancient traditions associated with it. Along with turkey, eggnog, Xmas cakes, Yule logs, cookies, there is a custom of baking gingerbread houses. Nuremberg, Germany was the recognised Gingerbread capital of the world. Spreading across Europe in the 13th century, the recipe spread to Sweden by German immigrants, Lily tells us, tracing its antiquity, […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna tames Kaliya – LI

Reading Time: 2 minutesSukha continued narrating the tale of Krishna and Kaliya. Nilanjana retells the story from Bhagavatam, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “However, Kaliya was enraged. Unaccustomed to be treated in this manner his arrogance made him wild. He opened his five hoods and pounced on Krishna to sting him. He kept on striking […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Kaliya and Krishna – L

Reading Time: 2 minutesNilanjana retells the story of Krishna slaying the mighty poisonous snake, Kaliya, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. “Krishna jumped into the poisonous waters?” Parikshit said. “Oh, yes,” Sukha continued narrating, “Krishna jumped into those waters as if it was a regular lake. He dived deep down and was not seen for some […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: The Polluted Lake – XLIX

Reading Time: 2 minutesNilanjana recounts the tale of the polluted lake and Kaliya, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Parikshit observed, “The life of Krishna was most certainly not easy. From his birth through childhood, he was constantly challenged.” “Oh yes,” Sukha agreed, “Krishna was most certainly a brave lad. The way he handled Kaliya is […]

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Music to the Ears, (Un)beatable Indigo, Harry Potter Gamer, Robot Sophia one-up on Saudi Women, Pope Berates Mobile Clad Bishops

Reading Time: 3 minutesUNESCO recognises Chennai’s rich musical tradition; in a horrendous act Indigo staffers were caught on camera assaulting elderly passenger at IGI terminal Delhi; Niantic Labs, the developer of the once immensely popular Pokémon Go, is now making a Harry Potter AR game; Sophia is Saudi Arabia first robot citizen and during his weekly address in St. Peter’s […]

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Olympus to Meru: Pantheons of Gods and Goddesses

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira draws a parallel between the Hindu and Greco-Roman pantheons of gods and goddesses, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I am an avid reader of fiction. And one of my favourite areas happens to be mythology.  In the course of my reading, I have extensively read legends and myths from Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads, and legends […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Balarama and Dhenuka – XLVIII

Reading Time: 2 minutesNilanjana retells the story of Balarama and Dhenuka, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Sukha continued narrating the stories about the birth of Vishnu as Krishna. Adisesha, born as Balarama, was Krishna’s constant companion in Vrindavan. They would go out to the field every day to graze the cows and enjoy themselves along […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Doubt of Brahma Deepens – XLVII

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe divinity, manifest as Krishna, multiplied himself. From one he became many. He became the cowherds, the calves that were grazing, the rope around the neck of the calves and each and every aspect of existence that Brahma had hidden. Nilanjana recounts how Krishna played the cosmic game with Brahma, in the weekly column, exclusively […]

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