Travel & Getaways

Florence: The City of Flowers

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira takes us on a tour of Florence, the fountainhead of European Renaissance. The very mention of this movement conjures up names of legendary artists – Leonardo DaVinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli among many others. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Florence is the fountainhead of European Renaissance. The very mention […]

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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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Lucknow: Of Nawabs, Kebabs, and Tehzeeb

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira takes us on a tour of Lucknow, where currents and crosscurrents of divergent cultures intermingled and blended, to finally emerge as a new composite whole. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Lucknow always fascinates me. For long it remained a Carrefour where currents and crosscurrents of divergent cultures intermingled and blended, to […]

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Beauteous Sunset at Kanyakumari, the Southernmost Tip of India

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira takes us to Kanyakumari, where the waters to two seas mingle with an ocean, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Mahatma Gandhi had once remarked about Kanyakumari, “…this is no port of calls for vessels. Like the Goddess, the waters around are virgin.”  Decades later his words ring true. Indeed Kanyakumari, or the erstwhile […]

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Different Truths Honed the Writer in me in 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutesPreeyan, an HR professional, began writing a column for this webzine, in 2017. Here he revisits his journey as a writer, in the year gone by, in the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. A year has gone by and the onset of a new year, we are looking forward to the best days of […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: In the Twilight of a Year-end and a New Year

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur Editor-in-Chief, Arindam, and the entire Different Truths Team celebrate the twilight of a year-end and a New Year. Here’s a three-day long Special Feature, exclusively in Different Truths. Or say that the end precedes the beginning, And the end and the beginning were always there Before the beginning and after the end. ~ Burnt […]

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An Oasis of Serenity: Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira tells us about Sanchi, a famous Buddhist site, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I had first read about the place in my New Horizon English Reader, as a grade I pupil, way back in the 1970s. I have since travelled to major parts of India; however as Sanchi is located slightly […]

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Embrace the Spirit of Travel when you cannot get Away!

Reading Time: 4 minutesTravel is a state of mind, other than the journey. Mahima tells us how she was bitten by the travel bug. She tells us how to prepare for a getaway, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  There have been times when I have over-burdened myself with work and responsibilities. And then came the […]

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Bangkok: As You Like It!

Reading Time: 5 minutes  Ruchira takes us on a trip to Bangkok, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “You will find Bangkok a lot like older parts of New Delhi,” the guy at the travel agency had told me while booking my trip to Thailand. Later, I discovered that he was right.  On a warm October […]

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Close Encounters of the Wild Kind –1

Reading Time: 6 minutesFancy-free and footloose, three friends decide on an adventurous trip. They meet an Australian bicyclist and decide to visit a wildlife resort, meeting villagers and a sadhu. Here’s the first part of the two-part serial, by Soumya, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The tourists spotted some movement in the grass and a […]

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