Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Topic: food

Puran Poli to pickles—In Dapoli, women are bringing home-chef revolution to Konkan food

In the last 10 years, Maharashtra’s Dapoli has emerged as a prime tourist destination. And tourists want the authentic Konkani thali.

Not just sugar and lack of exercise, but salt and dehydration are behind obesity epidemic

Americans unwittingly behave like captive desert sand rats. It worked for our ancestors, but human beings can't live like that today.

Why food stores are letting go of ‘best before’ labels on ‘commonly wasted’ items

Food date labels appeared after WWII as people shopped at supermarkets and wanted 'the freshest food on the shelf'. But these dates rarely correspond to spoiling.

Cost of a veg Indian thali has jumped 42% since 2015. That too without curd, tea, fruits

For a family of five, the monthly thali cost jumped up from Rs 4,700 in 2015 to Rs 6,700 in 2022 for a lighter diet.

70% consumers unhappy with Delhi HC stay on rule restricting service charge at eateries — survey

LocalCircles survey finds that 20% consumers plan to 'fight and not pay the additional charges', while 37% say they will avoid restaurants levying service charge.

Covid’s made iron deficiency a health risk. Look at alternatives before you pick the pill

Even when we consume enough iron, typically only about 15–35% of it is absorbed. But keep in mind that conventional supplements have side effects.

Gluten to dairy—why is everyone having food intolerance? Say thanks to Dr Google

Hosting a dinner party is harder now. Are food intolerances increasing? Or do we just hear more about them now?

By 2050 you’ll be eating fake bananas and finger millets

The war in Ukraine highlights the dangers of relying on a few globally traded foods. To keep the world fed, scientists have identified alternate staples.

Charred, crisp and smokey: what makes food cooked on an open flame so tasty

Cooking on a grill may seem simple, but there is a lot of chemistry that sets barbecue apart from other cooking methods.

Fewer restaurant visits & new clothes, more non-veg food — how Covid affected Indians’ spending

According to govt data, food & household utilities were the only bundle of goods that witnessed a positive growth rate in 2020-21, the first pandemic year, compared to previous financial year.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.