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A light illuminates salmon for sale at a store (Representational Image) | Photographer:Brent Lewin | Bloomberg

There’s low risk of food spreading the virus, experts say after salmon panic

Questions were raised over potential dangers of food after Covid infections were traced to the chopping board of a seller of imported salmon in Beijing.

The Covid crisis has changed what we eat and how we eat

People want comfort. They also want to eat their way to stronger immune systems. They’re stress baking, but they’re also eating healthier.
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Indians in lockdown find new passion in baking bread, and it’s helping them beat the blues

Be it supply-chain issues or the need to channel anxious energy, quarantined Indians are turning to the culture of baking bread in a big way.
The public food shelter has more than 10 boilers or steam kettles. Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

This South Delhi kitchen turns out 70,000 meals a day for lockdown-hit homeless & migrants

Funded by Delhi government and run by NGO People's Welfare Society, the kitchen has been cooking for migrant workers & homeless people since 29 March.

4am Dairy Milk, dancing prawns, langar — what coronavirus did to how we eat

The first few days of lockdown were about discipline, then a dash of nihilism seeped in. Food won't be the same in post-pandemic India.
Sweets shaped like coronavirus | ANI

Sweet and salty ‘corona’ food — because Indians need variety even in a pandemic

Creativity of Indians is on the rise during the Covid-19 crisis with some of them even composing songs and writing poems based on the coronavirus.
A banana market in Africa (Representational Image) | Wiki Commons

African cities are struggling with food supply chain in coronavirus lockdowns

Before the Covid-crisis, food was already expensive in African cities. Now with the pandemic, supply chains are struggling to function.
Policemen have been deployed to ensure social distancing is being maintained in Delhi's Azadpur mandi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Vendors or buyers, no one can afford social distancing at Delhi’s wholesale vegetable markets

As odd-even rule kicks in amid lockdown, fruit & vegetable wholesale markets are also staring at rotting produce & huge losses.
File photo | Women queue up outside a Bank of Baroda branch in Ajmer to withdraw cash from their accounts | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

No matter how you look at it, India’s lockdown-2 can cost as many lives as it will save

In the kind of lockdown extension PM Modi has announced, the costs outweigh the benefits. And it could claim many more lives over time. Government must assure food and security.
A file photo of migrant labourers gathered at a bus stand in Jaipur | PTI

My lord, migrant labourers need more than just food, just like we all do

The act of feeding is a conscience cleaner, a hand wash that also kills hopes of the poor wanting anything more than food. These are old models of charity.

On Camera

No reason to believe Biden won’t be as friendly to Modi and India as Trump is

All administrations will see the world through the prism of US national security interests and India’s importance – with or without Modi – will weigh heavily.
Drought in India

Global GDP could fall 20% over next 80 years due to climate change, economists warn

According to an analysis, tropical and subtropical countries whose average temperatures are already warmer than 15° C today face catastrophic economic degradation.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

India considering ITBP patrols in LAC ‘grey zones’ to keep the peace on China border

This could mean that Army will be away from grey zone areas of LAC, where forces from both India and China patrol and come face to face. At present, Army & ITBP jointly patrol grey zones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.