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Unlocking The Essence Of Ayurveda

Stories of weda mahaththayas and their unusual herbal remedies that claim to cure multiple ailments and sicknesses are not uncommon in Sri Lanka. Nowadays,…

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Celebrating The Mighty Mini

Sri Lanka has been celebrating its long and enduring love affair with one of the world’s most iconic cars, the Mini. More than 100…

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Frills That Add Flair: How The ‘Osariya’ Came To Be

The saree is one of the oldest forms of women’s clothing, which is believed to date back to 5,000 years ago, when cotton was…

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The Sri Lankan Geek’s Guide To Finding Merchandise (And Going Broke)

There was a time when being labelled a ‘nerd’ meant you were the laughing stock at your school or your workplace. But the term…

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Bring The Outdoors In: Seven Forgiving Houseplants (That Are Not Cacti)

For all Francis Bacon’s proclaiming that gardening is “the purest of human pleasures”, it isn’t always the easiest activity to engage in it. Time…

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Debunking The Myths Of Menstruation

Menstruation, despite being a completely natural and common occurrence for young girls and women for as long as our species has existed, is also…

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Know Your Yoga

The year may be drawing to a close, but it still isn’t too late to take control of your mind and body, we think….

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Sarong, So Right: Is The Sarong Making A Comeback?

Try as you may, the origins of the sarong ‒ also called a ṣārūn, lungi, fūṭah and so on depending on where in the…

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Sri Lankan Fashion Brands That Are Committed To Social Impact

Fast fashion is tempting, and we are all guilty. This is especially true when your favourite high street brand starts selling clothes and accessories…

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Switching To ‘Natural’ Cosmetics? First, Know What Those Labels Really Mean

The idea of ‘going green’ has increased in popularity for a number of reasons, and while the cynics would have us believe that being…

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What Is Wrong With The Sri Lankan Diet?

The Sri Lankan food culture is amazing. What with our fascinating fusion of local delicacies along with an array of cuisine adapted from various…

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A Sugar-Coated Problem: Death By Diabetes In Sri Lanka

The Avurudu season came and went in a flurry of age old customs and mouthwatering traditional sweets, dripping in oil and syrup. With it…