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    বানপানী  (Bānapānī, Assamese) Flood Photo by David Talukdar/Unsplash In the words of the Adi people, it is a river “that flows through our heart,” chronicles Aarti Kumar-Rao i...

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    землі (zemli, Ukrainian; land) ‘Take these seeds and put them in your pockets so at least sunflowers will grow when you all lie down here.’ The context for these words is what makes them p...

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    Why did the mushroom walk into the bar? To expand its network! Jokes aside, fungi networks are so vital that they are termed the “circulatory system of the planet”. Fungi can colonise, multiply...

  • snow 

    हयों (Garhwali: Hyun; Snow) A huge shout out to the Waste Warriors and Linger teams for this digest’s title. There are dozens of words for snow and snowflakes: Qanik (snow falling; Inuit/...

  • dragon fly 

    ڀنڀوري (Sindhi: Bhimbhori; Dragonfly) Migrations make for spellbinding stories and compelling heroes. November started with a bird setting the record for the longest recorded flight by a land...

  • Naseem Bagh Srinagar 

    शरद (Hindi, sharad; Autumn) Salaam. When there’s a nip in the air, when there’s a cold breeze blowing, when some of the birds begin to leave, when the trees switch to a riotous wardrobe a...

  • sunset 

      പ്രതീക്ഷ (Malayalam: pratīkṣa; Hope) What might you expect from a story of two men behind prison walls? That perhaps it’s about violence? Is bleak? Even tragic? The Shaw...

  • forest fire 

    ತಾಪ (Kannada: taapa; heat, fire) August was the month of warnings and wildfires. The IPCC released its “most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system” as part of it...

  • river 

    धारा (dhaara; stream) Greetings for a new month! Rain is one of the things that sets a dhaara, a stream, in motion. Record rainfall in July triggered streams and rivers to flood many regio...

  • Monsoons in Goa 

    Petrichor Salud! No, you did not sign up for this. But do stay for a bit. And then some. This is our first monthly digest. We hope to encapsulate our activities and learnings from the last month, h...