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To Wed or Not To Wed, That’s The Question

Though a South Indian, having studied Genetics in college, I have always cringed at the thought of marrying a relative because for me it amounts to incest. Yes, in South India the practice is much prevalent. Cousins marry each other and marriages often happen between the girl and her maternal ...

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Epilepsy vs Supernatural Eyes!

By Soniya Khan We are living in the twenty first century. But still some of our thoughts belong to the past. Brain is only part of our body which keeps on working 24/7 without any pause, without any break. Sometimes the parts from which the brain derives the main power ...

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Tips for Mobile Phones

Last week my smart phone conked off. Being in the midst of a 3-day conference I could not take it to the service centre. I went to the nearest one today and that became an eye-opening experience for me. The problem with my phone was just a software update issue. ...

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Idol Worship Is Good, Sycophancy Is Not

Power has an effect on people other than those in power as well. It makes them play games to please the person wielding the power. Admiration and worship becomes sycophancy and people start worshipping their very human idols. India has many fan clubs for cinema personalities. Reverence goes to such ...

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House-keeping Tips

1. Sometimes while lighting the burner of the gas stove, there is a sound like air is blowing across the holes. In such situations, if we blow air into the holes from outside, the sound subsides. 2. Summers are the time, when there are a lot of flies buzzing around ...

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House-keeping Tips

1. Phenyl and other house-cleaning chemicals can cause allergy in some people. Alternately, some neem leaves can be boiled in water, diluted in a bucket of water and some rock salt added to it. If this liquid is used for cleaning the house, it cleans well and is also effective ...

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Bringing up Hygiene-conscious Children

Often it is seen that children tend to scratch their private parts in front of outsiders – within home and outside because these parts have not been cleaned properly. The situation becomes awkward for their parents. If cleanliness is not taught to the children, the behaviour continues to adulthood making ...

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Kids Hurling Abuses

We have heard of child abuse time and again. Another problem concerning abuses and children has arisen, i.e. kids abusing others. This is an issue that needs to be taken notice of and rectified. Kids using abusive language mostly happen in the areas where the lower class resides. But this ...

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