Articles by Ruth Dsouza Prabhu
Apr 14, 2018
How ancestry DNA testing is helping people better understand their roots, illnessesThe results of ancestry DNA testing show that humans are hybrids at varying levels, who share a common origin | #FirstCulture
Jan 30, 2018
In Kutch, one project looks at documenting, reviving 50 styles of embroidery practised by 12 local communitiesThe Living & Learning Design Center is India's first craft museum, which has thrown the spotlight on embroidery techniques practised by Kutch's local communities | #FirstCulture
Jan 08, 2018
Food distribution initiatives across India are helping citizens reduce wastage, feed hygienic meals to poorEncouraging food distribution initiatives, the FSSAI hopes to go beyond its mandate of ensuring safe and standardised food to the needy.
Dec 28, 2017
Food trends in 2017: From rising demand for local ingredients to molecular gastronomy's fade out2017 was all about cutting out the drama in food and drink, going back to our roots and putting the focus where it should be – on good, clean, tasty food. | #YearInReview | #FirstCulture
Dec 10, 2017
Legendary Swiss drummer Jojo Mayer talks about his band NERVE, Indian percussion and moreJojo Mayer reveals in an interview his major musical influences, global drumming culture and his future projects.
Nov 19, 2017
Echoes of Earth 2017: Bengaluru's 'green fest' straddles diverse musical genres and artBengaluru is hosting the second edition of the Echoes of Earth (EOE) festival today
Nov 12, 2017
Royal Afghan turns 35: Time seems to have stood still at this fine dining establishmentAfter 35 years of its existence, the Royal Afghan — at the ITC Windsor in Bengaluru — has passed the test of time
Aug 27, 2017
Trendy barrel-aged cocktails prove the best things in life do get better with ageWhat makes good cocktails great? Barrel-ageing.
Jul 05, 2017
DNA testing becoming increasingly popular to diagnose and treat lifestyle diseases, reduce health riskDNA as well as gene-based testing is gradually gaining momentum as methods that help in two primary ways – curative – to deal with a specific issue on hand that may have remained unresolved despite multiple measures, and preventive – to understand how pre-disposed one may be to particular ailments.
May 06, 2017
Rare diseases: India needs to rejig its medical courses as over 70 mn patients suffer without careIt's ironic that rare diseases affect over 70 million people in India, yet there is so little being done by way of research, drug creation and counselling of patient and families across the country.