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The Bohri Kitchen, Mumbai | Facebook/thebohrikitchen

Working at Google wasn’t cutting it, that’s how The Bohri Kitchen was born

Munaf Kapadia worked at Wrigley and then Google before leaving it all to start The Bohri Kitchen with his mother from their home in Colaba. Read an excerpt from his book.
Toor dal | Pixabay

Maida gets a dirty label but has the same level of protein as dal

In ‘Masala Lab’, Krish Ashok writes that a misconception about lentils is that they are rich in proteins.

You are what you eat — the connection between memory and our stomach

In ‘The Food Mood Connection’ Uma Naidoo writes about how seeing an ex can make you nauseous, pointing to the connection between your brain and gut.
British lecturer Edward Anderson poses with an idli, in a photo he posted on his Twitter account | @edanderson101 | Twitter

Indians’ food passion matched by generosity, says UK historian as ‘dumb idli tweet’ goes viral

British historian Edward Anderson has been flooded with idli advice and offers since he labelled the food item ‘boring’ on Twitter.
Crowds throng Delhi's Baba Ka Dhaba after a video about its owners' hardships went viral | ANI

Delhi’s Baba Ka Dhaba now on Zomato, drawing crowds after video asking for help goes viral

An elderly couple who run Baba ka Dhaba in Delhi's Malviya Nagar had been struggling since the lockdown. A video about their hardships went viral and now their food is selling out.
Posting pictures of food on social media | PxHere

Are Indian men posting more food pictures online? A new trend is emerging during pandemic

Yes, urban Indians are cooking much more during the coronavirus pandemic. But only that doesn’t explain why we are posting more pictures too.
Representational image | Jahangir Entertains Shah Abbas ca 1620 | Wikimedia Commons

Do-piyaza, blood-spitting paan, camels — The ‘bizarre’ food of Mughals in Western travelogues

In 'Tasting Difference', Gitanjali Shahani writes about the Mughal foods and traditions that early Western travellers considered 'ugly' and disturbing.
An air hostess wearing a PPE kit gives safety advisory to the passengers | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Govt allows meals on flights, passengers refusing to wear masks can end up on no-fly lists

No new order has been passed regarding the no-fly list as the airline is sufficiently empowered under existing DGCA rules to take action, an official said.
Representational Image of a Pizza | Pixabay

We asked 14 men to eat as much pizza as they can to study how bodies cope with excess

Throughout history, the human body has had to cope with periods of famine and abundance – this study is another demonstration of that evolutionary adaptation.
Dogs on the streets of Lucknow | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

The itch of mainland Indians to ‘civilise’ northeast hasn’t gone. Dog meat ban another example

There needs to be a ban on hypocrisy in India. To eat chicken or pork and tweet rabidly against dog-meat eating in northeast is a bit much.

On Camera

People sit at outdoor dining tables set up outside a restaurant at Covent Garden in London, on 11 May 2021

Why the Covid variant from India won’t halt UK’s reopening plans, at least not yet

The variant from India is now evident in most regions of the UK & it is likely to spread further. Yet there are reasons to be hopeful that this time will be different.
A volunteer shows an oxygen concentrator machine at Guru Tegh Bahadur Covid Care Centre at the Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in New Delhi, on 10 May 2021 | PTI

Commerce ministry exempts public procurement of Covid supplies from Make in India preference

The order issued by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade said the exemption shall be applicable till 30 September.

Defence

Representational image for the National Investigation Agency | Twitter

NIA arrests People’s Liberation Army leader for killing Assam Rifles official in Manipur

Mayanglambam Siromani, 32, was arrested for alleged involvement in an ambush on a road-opening party of 4th Assam Rifles in Manipur's Chandel on 15 November 2017.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.