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Basant Panchami 2018: Why Do Bengalis Refrain From Eating Ber (Jujube) Fruit Before Saraswati Puja

It is that time of the year again. The biting cold weather is slowly giving way to the beauteous and bountiful spring. The blossoming flowers, the ripened fruits and the lush green fields, there is a reason why Spring is also dubbed as the King of all seasons. Various communities and countries across the world have different ways to celebrate ... Read More »

‘Stop having sex at Christmas’: Exhausted midwife begs couples to refrain during the festive season – because it leads to a surge in September births

It seems a little early for a Christmas appeal. But one midwife has asked people to refrain from having sex during the season of goodwill after a spike in babies born this month. September is traditionally a busy time for maternity units, coming nine months after the frivolities. London-based midwife Mhairi Maharry, 33, took to social media to jokingly ask ... Read More »