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    ਅਨਾਜ Anāja; Punjabi (Cereal/grain) Photos: Nandhu Kumar/Unsplash We are passing through a period of transition. As the Southwest monsoon takes leave from the Indian subcontinent, the khari...

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    शहरी पारिस्थितिकी (Shaharee paaristhitikee, Hindi) Urban ecology Rainbow Drive layout in Bangalore was one of the flood-affected areas this August and September. Pho...

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    برف کا تودہ (Barf ka toda, Urdu) Glacier Photo by Ahmed Radwan/ Unsplash From heatwaves and shrinking rivers to parched fields and monstrous floods, the world witnessed extreme events thro...

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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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    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...

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      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...