TREES IN FOLKLORES

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You may or may not know me, but I am a tree native to tropical and subtropical regions of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Srilanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, to name a few ones.

People of these countries adore me so much that they love to call me by different names in their local languages and dialects.

I am a small-sized dry season, deciduous tree. It means that I can shed my leaves when the autumn dawns. I can grow up to 15 m (49 ft) tall. I admire my striking height.

Scientifically, I am known as Butea monosperma


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“When one of my plants dies, I die a little inside, too.” Linda Solegato

I wanted to confess. I withered my indoor plants by watering them every day. They died miserably in my presence.

Then one day, I mustered some courage to throw them outside so that they could have fresh air of their own or somehow magically grew up again, as usually happened in fairytales. What a silly thought, but the excuse was that I couldn’t bear the sight of dead plants in my room.

Taking care of indoor plants is quite the opposite of growing plants outdoors. It’s…


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I have been to places where I craved complete shut down of voices for attaining my inner satisfaction. I have been to places where I wanted to break down a thousand glasses of champagne without making any noise. Alright, I know it’s an expensive wish. But oh dear, I wished I have that magic power.

Bizarre, but what does that notion mean? Am I allergic to sound? Is there any classification for this phenomenon?

Fortunately, there is a Greek word for every medical condition in the world. Etymologists named it “Misophonia” on purpose for their “hatred of sound.”

If the…


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As Christmas is here, I don’t want to let go of this opportunity of not sharing anything related to the Christmas tree.

From ancient times, evergreen trees had a symbolic meaning in the lives of people around the world. They decorated their homes with pine, spruce, and fir trees to keep the spirit of gardening alive.

In many countries it was believed that evergreens would keep away witches, ghosts, evil spirits, and illness. Source

Top five great reads about Christmas trees

Here is the compilation of five great reads about these trees that I recently found on Medium. …


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Did he speculate that the arm will regenerate by itself?

When I read about this experiment for the first time, these questions ran through my mind. How can you manually rewire your brain? Or are you fooling my mind with your magic tricks? Tell me more about neuroplasticity!

A brief note on the history of neuroplasticity

Neural plasticity or neuroplasticity is a beautiful concept as far as my mind can perceive it. You might have heard the name of brain plasticity in which the individual neurons make new connections, and systematic adaptations like cortical remapping occur.

Talking about cortical remapping, let me first tell you about cortical mapping


Improve your mental health

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Dear reader, I hope you are in good health and treating yourself well. Today, I am going to talk to you about one of life’s greatest secrets. Can you guess what this might be?

There are two main possibilities to consider: death or destruction. Death is a boring topic. Let’s not get into that stuff. I am more fascinated to talk about destruction and change. Why not? It’s enigmatic.

Do you ever wonder why someone would wish to hurt themselves on purpose? Think for a moment, why they yearn to do something that will cause them more harm than any…


QUOTES ABOUT NATURe

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Before we invented civilization our ancestors lived mainly in the open out under the sky. Before we devised artificial lights and atmospheric pollution and modern forms of nocturnal entertainment we watched the stars. There were practical calendar reasons of course but there was more to it than that. Even today the most jaded city dweller can be unexpectedly moved upon encountering a clear night sky studded with thousands of twinkling stars. When it happens to me after all these years it still takes my breath away.

Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Random…


TREE STORIEs

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What to do when you find a bunch of lost keys on the forest floor? There are three possibilities to rule out the given scenario.

The first instinct that will come to your prestigious mind is to return it to its rightful owner. You will look for all the missing clues to track down that person and try to make all necessary efforts to give this belonging to him.

But to track down a person in the vicinity of a thick forest is hard to accomplish. Let’s leave the keys alone for some fairies to find them.

The other possibility…


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Rabia Akram

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