Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: food

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.

Your modern diet is contributing to climate change — but here’s how you can fix it

Here are a few easy but effective ways to reduce our carbon footprint by making sustainable changes to our eating habits.

Food fights not new to India. Medieval texts show mud-slinging among Jains, Buddhists, Hindus

In the medieval period, meat was being eaten by most, irrespective of religion. And yet religious leaders were criticising others for doing so.

Replace half serving of eggs with avocadoes — it can prevent heart disease, US study says

There is a probable, 'statistically significant' link between eating avocados and a reduced risk of heart disease. But overall diet is what always counts

How the average Indian’s emotional dependence on food is fueling widespread obesity

In 'Generation XL', one of India's leading bariatric surgeons, Dr Sanjay Borude explains how India's passion for food leads to a generational predisposition to obesity.

Don’t trust the ‘superfood’ label. Here are five common foods to boost your health

Watch out for ‘superfood’ labelled packaged foods. It's a brand new trend in the diet industry without any substantial evidence.

Stay away from detox ‘scams’. No single food or drink can be your medical miracle

The belief that you can cleanse your body after a party, festival, or binge-eating weekend is a myth in medical science. Detox therapies are a scam.

Partition, my grandmother’s pain drove me to collect utensils as memory: Vikas Khanna

In ‘Barkat’, Vikas Khanna writes that his grandmother infused in him the values of sharing food, tinged with memories of Partition.

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.