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The cider side of apples

New Delhi, Dec. 16 -- While cider is a millennia-old drink in the Western world, in India it is a relatively new introduction popularized by the microbrewery revolution. Last week saw the launch of Sh... Read More


'Appams' from the island

New Delhi, Dec. 11 -- Imagine a perfectly fried sunny side-up ensconced in a snow-white hopper (the Sri Lankan version of the appam), crisp on the edges and soft in the middle. Served with a side of s... Read More


A woman's place is in the kitchen

New Delhi, Dec. 8 -- In 14 November, 32-year-old Garima Arora's Bangkok restaurant Gaa was awarded a Michelin star, making her the first Indian woman to win the honour. While the Michelin star is a gl... Read More


Mumbai curtain raiser of Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 is headlined by a powerful #MeToo panel

New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- From Nobel Prize-winning biologists to Dalit writers, from feminist scholars to female cricketers, the 12th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival will feature more than 350 sp... Read More


Science explains and religion gives meaning to the world: Neil MacGregor

Mumbai, Nov. 25 -- Neil MacGregor was director of the National Gallery, London, from 1987 to 2002 and of the British Museum from 2002 to 2015. In Mumbai as a speaker for the Tata Literature Live! fest... Read More


Gracian de Souza: From Mexico to Goa

New Delhi, Nov. 24 -- Gracian de Souza is a Mumbai-based chef who has worked across star hotels and is the man behind the now-shuttered Goan restaurant Porto & Poie. He has also served as a consultant... Read More


Kolkata: The timekeeper's city

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- Time is an elastic concept in the metropolis of Kolkata and boomerangs between the past and present. As the second city of the entire British Empire, Calcutta was a place that em... Read More


Garima Arora's Gaa wins a Michelin star

New Delhi, Nov. 15 -- Thirty two-year-old Garima Arora's culinary trajectory has been the thing that most chefs dream of. In the last ten years of her career she has worked in some of the most creativ... Read More


Space food: Martian potatoes and space 'idlis'

New Delhi, Nov. 9 -- In Ridley Scott's 2015 film The Martian, stranded astronaut Mark Watney's (played by Matt Damon) act of growing potatoes on the red planet is one of his first and most basic acts ... Read More


Michael Vrijmoed: Portrait of a chef

New Delhi, Nov. 9 -- Chef Michaël Vrijmoed, 38, can be described as a man belonging to a new generation of rebel chefs. His two Michelin-starred restaurant Vrijmoed, situated in the city of Ghent... Read More