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Know Your Bugs

Did you know that trillions of bacteria, yeasts and fungi live in your gut and trillions more live on your skin. The organisms in our guts live in a symbiotic relationship with us. We give them shelter and food to eat and they assist in digestion and help us to access nutrients required for the… Read More »

What Is Raja Parba, Yearly Menstruating Time for the Goddess Earth? Know More About Odisha’s Unique Festival Celebrating Womanhood

Raja Parba sand art by Sudarsan Pattnaik (Photo Credits: Twitter) Odisha’s Raja Parba, that celebrates menstruation, Mother Earth’s womanhood and the commencement of monsoon has kickstarted. In 2019 in India Raja Parba begins on June 15 and ends on Tuesday, June 18. The day is known as Mithuna Sankranti or Mithun Sankranti as per the… Read More »

‘I worry about the future. I want to know where Emma will go if I’m not able to mind her’

These breaks have been few and far between. They’ve never been away from home for any more than a few days at a time and have never taken a foreign holiday. Emma was born with a rare genetic condition called Angelman Syndrome which is characterised by severe intellectual disability. She is non-verbal – although she… Read More »