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Mumbai: The sixth edition of the ‘Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest’ will be held in the city from October 29 – November 1, with 120 celebrated authors and thinkers from over 14 countries participating.
The festival will be held simultaneously at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point and Prithvi Theatre, Juhu.
Some of the speakers include Egyptian-American Mona Eltahawy, who is making headlines for her book “Headscarves and Hymens”, Germaine Greer, one of the pioneers of the international feminist movement, Kiran Nagarkar, Indian novelist, Vikram Seth and Hussain Zaidi, investigative journalist and author of Dongri to Dubai.
Seven awards would also be presented during the fest, organised by the Tata Group, to celebrate remarkable works in fiction, non-fiction, business writing, poetry, a lifetime achievement award along with a book of the year award for fiction and non-fiction.
“We’re thrilled to announce a fantastic line-up for this edition. Indian writers will be sharing the stage with authors from over 14 countries. This year’s edition also brings a riveting line-up of international performances from across the globe,” said director and founder of the festival Anil Dharker in a statement.
As a part of the four-day fest, audience can expect discussions, debates and talks with actor and activist Lisa Ray, Kalki Koechlin, author Stephen Kelman, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on discussions like “What is authentically India?” among others.
There would also be performances of dance and poetry, plays like the “Comedy of Horrors”, directed by Vivaan Shah, son of popular stage and film actor Naseeruddin Shah, among others.
The MHRA states that its surveillance data does not support a link between changes to menstrual periods and Covid-19 vaccines, since the number of reports is low in relation to both the number of people vaccinated and the prevalence of menstrual disorders generally. However, the way in which data is collected makes firm conclusions difficult, Male noted.
She argued that approaches better equipped to compare rates of menstrual changes in vaccinated versus unvaccinated populations are needed, and pointed to the study that the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has undertaken. Indeed, the menstrual cycle may be affected by the body's immune response to the virus itself, with one study showing menstrual disruption in around a quarter of women infected with SARS-CoV2.
If a link between vaccination and menstrual changes is confirmed, this will allow individuals seeking vaccination to plan in advance for potentially altered cycles, Male contended. In the meantime, clinicians must encourage their patients to report any changes to periods or unexpected vaginal bleeding after vaccination. And anyone reporting a change in periods persisting over a number of cycles, or new vaginal bleeding after the menopause, should be managed according to the usual clinical guidelines for these conditions, she suggested. (IANS/MBI)
Keywords: vaccine, menstrual cycle, period, covid, women, health
It began expanding outside of the United States in Canada in May 2019 and has now launched in India. So its become simple and easy for anyone to sell items from their closet, enabled by a full suite of end-to-end seller tools and services, including seamless listing, merchandising, promotion, pricing, and shipping. Indian consumers will be able to join Social marketplace Poshmark, Inc. (Nasdaq: POSH), a booming community of more than 80 million users and a vibrant network of millions of shoppable closets to make money, save money, connect with others, and foster entrepreneurship.
(Article originally written by: N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe)
Keywords: Clothes, garage, Poshmark, India, Old Delhi, social marketplace
Beak-shaped masks worn during the Great Plague of London Image source: wikimedia commons
Children are often seen forming circles by holding hands and reciting loudly,
Pockets full of posies
We all fall down"
An illustration of the Great Plague of London, 1665 Image source: wikimedia commons
Keywords: Rhymes, Ringa-ringa-roses, Great Plague of London, WWII, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Folklore