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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…

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It’s High Time Sri Lanka Took On Colourism ‒ And Here’s Why

Some weeks ago, the internet was taken by storm when Texas student Pax Jones and Sri Lankan sisters, Mirusha and Yanusha Yogarajah, started an online campaign, #Unfair&Lovely.

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Cycling At Independence Square

We recently wrote an article on helpful tips for potential cycling enthusiasts. Given the increasing popularity of cycling as an urban activity, Roar this…

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A Lankan Fest In Melbourne

The Sri Lankan community Down Under is vast and ever growing. This brotherhood has thrived over the years, slowly but surely becoming an integral…

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Traditional Sri Lankan Life Hacks Part II: When Dealing With Creatures

We recently gave you a bit of insight into little tricks and clever devices Sri Lankans of years gone by resorted to on a…