Uma Shankari

Uma Shankari
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The utopia and the dystopia are genres of literature that explore social and political structures.
The princess of Troy had been cursed for not yielding to Apollo's advances. The gift she received from Apollo gave her only pain. She was considered a mad woman by her family and by the people of Troy.
Alia Bhatt's excellent performance in "hihway' brought back the memories of 'Vagina Monologues' that i saw a few days back
If you were to go to a distant planet and you were allowed only one medicine to take with you, you would do well to stock up on Triphala reputed to be a universal panacea.
What you may not see can trouble you. Though visceral fat may not be felt with your fingers, they expose you to several health risks.
Stomach vacuum is an effective way to work the transversus abdominis muscles that strengthen and shape your abs. Abdominal protrusion or a pot belly is caused by the weakness of the transversus abdominis.
To be effective, organizations need to ingrain innovation as part of their culture.
The underlying causes of diabetes also underlie cancer. Preventing diabetes can help prevent some cancers.
Kolam is a traditional art of drawing that is practiced by the women of South India.
Fenugreek is used both as an herb and a spice. Western medicine has now recognized its diverse medicinal uses.
Whole body vibration (WBV) is useful for the rehabilitation of the elderly people to enhance bone mass and to provide sensory stimulation and induce reflex muscle activation. This helps to prevent bone fractures.
Flat feet can worsen varicose veins, and can together cause knee and back pain.
Why Vitamin D deficiency amidst abundant sunshine? How can we ensure getting optimum levels of Vitamin D even in countries with fewer sunny days?
Death is an inevitable end to life, but we can ensure how we dispose the dead does not put undue burden on the environment.
The beginnings of obesity epidemic coincides with increasing prescriptions of serotonin-reuptake-inhibiting antidepressants (SSRIs) like Prozac and Paxil since the 80's for even simple behavioral and psychological problems. And this is not coincidental, but very much interconnected.
American educator Helen Keller overcame the adversity of being blind and deaf to become one of the 20th century's leading humanitarians.
Arranged marriages are no 'one size, fits all'. The parents who arrange their son/daughter meeting, make use of matrimonial sites to search for alliances fitting certain criteria. When the children okay the proposal, the parents make most of the wedding arrangements.
Will marriage upgrade from being an endangered species to becoming extinct?
Perhaps, resveratrol can explain the “French Paradox” –the enigma why the French eat a high-fat diet but do not gain much weight.
You are diet-conscious, yet when you step on the weighing scales, you are disappointed that there is no drop in the weight. What went wrong?
Scientists have created a novel, hybrid immune cell that combines two kinds of immune cells—T cells and natural killer (NK) cells, which can destroy cancer cells.
How to be a Google guy in a Google world, and avoid being barred by Google.
Cumin adds aroma to your food and fitness to your health.
Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, the Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru.
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