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The Glamorization of Alcohol

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When the gods churned the ocean of milk, amongst the many treasures that emerged there was a lady called Varuni, daughter of the sea-god Varuna, who was the goddess of wine. Actually goddess of alcohol, but wine sounds so much better than alcohol.

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That Delightful Honeymoon

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In the mouths of political celibates, the word ‘honeymoon’ can become vulgar. But the word itself is full of tenderness, anxieties and aspirations of newly weds.

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The Good Death

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Euthanasia means a good death and is a term used for an old or sick person voluntarily choosing death to relieve himself/herself of pain and suffering either by refusing treatment, or by asking the assistance of a doctor to facilitate his/her death either actively (administering a poison, for example) or passively (not administering a treatment, for example).

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Mother Brahmi

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In Jain mythology, the first Tirthankara, Rishabha, who brought civilisation to humanity, had a daughter called Brahmi and she is said to have invented writing.

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