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World Environment Day slogan Think. Eat. Save. (Blame the government)

Jun 06, 2013

World Environment Day slogan Think. Eat. Save. (Blame the government)

It's easy to blame the government for the colossal amounts of food that are wasted in India on the journey from the farm to our kitchen. But let's not forget to look inside our own refrigerators as well. #Food industry #FoodForThought #World Environment Day #Think Eat Save #food wastage
The vegan question Is there a cure for our meat and dairy addiction?

May 11, 2012

The vegan question Is there a cure for our meat and dairy addiction?

Our spiralling addiction to meat, butter, cream, and cheese is personal, political, and aspirational. A vegan cooking demo at the Taj raises the question: Can we ever be cured? #FoodForThought #Animal rights #Veganism #Cruelty-free #Vegan food
Amartya and Stiglitz: Why are we suckers for their views?

Jan 13, 2012

Amartya and Stiglitz: Why are we suckers for their views?

Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz know little about how the Food Security Bill will really work. Why do we want to listen to them instead of our own experts? #Amartya Sen #Food For Thought #Food security #Joseph Stiglitz
The price of eating out Why that steamed rice costs a bomb

Jan 02, 2012

The price of eating out Why that steamed rice costs a bomb

The restaurant business requires mastering the intricate math of pricing menu items. Roshni Bajaj Sanghvi explains why we pay way too much for rice for the privilege of eating lobster. #real estate sector #FoodForThought #American Chinese cuisine #Food reality television series #Street food
Food Security Bill is UPA-2's NREGA - costlier and riskier

Sep 14, 2011

Food Security Bill is UPA-2's NREGA - costlier and riskier

UPA-2's Food Security Bill is the biggest piece of social security legislation so far. It is horrendously expensive and carries huge fiscal and inflationary risks. #NREGA #NAC #FoodForThought #Food security
Between Sonia's claque and Manmohan's clique

May 26, 2011

Between Sonia's claque and Manmohan's clique

The Food Security Act that Sonia's NAC and Manmohan Singh's economic advisors are battling over is likely to make inflation our constant companion for the next few years. For no one has thought of the supply-side miracles we need to plan for to make it all work #Sonia Gandhi #Manmohan Singh #FoodForThought