It was recently reported that the Indian Medical Association called on the health minister, himself a doctor (Dr. Harsh Vardhan), to provide evidence that Ayurveda and yoga are effective in treating the coronavirus.1 This has been the source of ongoing, and sometimes contentious, discourse. The story of Asha (not her real name) illustrates this point.
‘Bengali’ is not a pejorative term, but endows the recipient with a sense of self-worth and respect rooted in glory.
Ramli Ibrahim, the legendary odissi dancer, narrates the journey that women choreographers in odissi have taken and the central role that Sutra Foundation has in bringing them to the fore.
It’s been just over two years since Aneeta and I first met. I was the subject of her article ‘All Paws For A Support System’, published in New Straits Times in March 2017. She gave me the privilege of sharing with her the story of ‘Pawse For A Cause’, a project I founded that brings the entertainment industry together to raise resources for needy animal shelters.
By Jason Kincaid
[This story first appeared on https://medium.com/descript and is reprinted here with permission from the author.]
If you’re a writer — of books, essays, scripts, blog posts, whatever — you’re familiar with the phenomenon: the blank screen, a looming deadline, and a sinking feeling in your gut that pairs poorly with the jug of coffee you drank earlier.
By Sreelata Menon
[This story first appeared on firstwriter.com and is reprinted here with permission from the author.]
Are your articles being subjected to unnecessary editorial changes?
Are you beginning to think your writing’s at fault?