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The sweet somethings of Cheeni Kum: How Tabu's tanginess makes perfect palette cleanser to Amitabh Bachchan's saltiness
Entertainment

The sweet somethings of Cheeni Kum: How Tabu's tanginess makes perfect palette cleanser to Amitabh Bachchan's saltiness

In R Balki's 2006 film Cheeni Kum, Tabu and Amitabh Bachchan play lovers divided by age [34 vs 64], lifestyle choice [non-vegetarian vs vegetarian], and tastes [sweet vs bitter].

Round, substantial and velvety: Italy woos UNESCO with ’magical’ espresso coffee rite
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Round, substantial and velvety: Italy woos UNESCO with ’magical’ espresso coffee rite

Italians knock back some 30 million espressos a day, from Venice to Sicily, in porcelain cups or little glasses, with or without a splash of milk and see each one as a gesture of friendship

How Shoojit Sircar's Piku, Satyajit Ray's Aranyer Din Ratri transport me back to dining table, food escapades of my Bengali home
Entertainment

How Shoojit Sircar's Piku, Satyajit Ray's Aranyer Din Ratri transport me back to dining table, food escapades of my Bengali home

"Interestingly, Piku is obsessed with food in a way that's familiar to all upper-class Bengalis, but the obsession manifests through the constant talk of shit and diseases, which also, very honestly, is quite familiar to this group of people."

Watch: Customer trashes McDonald's outlet in Arkansas after waiting for coffee 'too long'
World

Watch: Customer trashes McDonald's outlet in Arkansas after waiting for coffee 'too long'

The incident is about a woman trashing a McDonald's outlet in the USA's Arkansas state. It happened when the woman grew impatient for her coffee at the eatery after she was told to wait for another five minutes as per the timer.

International Tea Day 2021: Significance and benefits of tea; all you need to know
India

International Tea Day 2021: Significance and benefits of tea; all you need to know

Over the years, many varieties of tea have been developed including white tea, oolong tea, green tea, yellow tea, black tea, or dark tea

Increasing agricultural demands by rich countries increases deforestation in tropics
science

Increasing agricultural demands by rich countries increases deforestation in tropics

Each person in G7 nations accounts for, on average, the loss of four trees somewhere else in the world per year.

A short history of the India Coffee House: Conversation, revolutionary politics and a different way to do business
Lifestyle

A short history of the India Coffee House: Conversation, revolutionary politics and a different way to do business

Unassuming, unostentatious, efficient, reasonably priced and other such adjectives are what spring to mind when the India Coffee House is spoken of.

International Coffee Day 2020: ICO to celebrate entrepreneurs in coffee sector this year; day raises awareness on cultivators' plight
World

International Coffee Day 2020: ICO to celebrate entrepreneurs in coffee sector this year; day raises awareness on cultivators' plight

The name 'International Coffee Day' was first used by the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, which organised a press conference on 3 October, 2009 to announce the first New Orleans Coffee Festival

Study reveals coffee consumption may slow disease progression and increase life expectancy of colorectal cancer patients
Health

Study reveals coffee consumption may slow disease progression and increase life expectancy of colorectal cancer patients

A study published in the journal JAMA Nutrition on 17th September 2020, stated that consumption of coffee can restrict the spread of metastatic colorectal cancer in the body

Tata Consumer Products to acquire PepsiCo stake in NourishCo Beverages; plans to scale up distributor, vendor networks
Business

Tata Consumer Products to acquire PepsiCo stake in NourishCo Beverages; plans to scale up distributor, vendor networks

Over the last decade, NourishCo has focused on building brands in the healthy hydration space and has Himalayan mineral water, Tata Gluco Plus and Tata Water Plus in its portfolio.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Agricultural, allied activities including fishery allowed to operate in 2nd phase of lockdown
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Agricultural, allied activities including fishery allowed to operate in 2nd phase of lockdown

Agricultural and allied activities including dairy, fisheries as well as tea, coffee and rubber plantation are allowed to function in the second phase of the COVID-19 lockdown, the government said on Wednesday issuing fresh guidelines

High times at the ISS: Agri-tech company to send cannabis, coffee to space to study microgravity's effects
science

High times at the ISS: Agri-tech company to send cannabis, coffee to space to study microgravity's effects

After a month in space, they will be analysed and studied for gene mutation and reaction to microgravity.

Coffee wars: What scientists have to say about the age-old debate over coffee and its impact on health
Health

Coffee wars: What scientists have to say about the age-old debate over coffee and its impact on health

A fair number of scientists have pronounced coffee good for health and an equal number have pointed out its adverse effects on the heart and brain health.

Araku coffee, a brand from the Eastern Ghats that won acclaim in France, is making its way home
Life

Araku coffee, a brand from the Eastern Ghats that won acclaim in France, is making its way home

Named after the region in Andhra Pradesh where the beans are sourced from, Araku coffee has a distinctly French ethos

60 percent of coffee varieties under threat of extinction from climate change
science

60 percent of coffee varieties under threat of extinction from climate change

Of the 75 coffee species studied, 13 were found critically endangered, and 40 endangered.

India's coffee exports decline 7.36% in 2018 due to fall in shipment of robusta, instant varieties
Business

India's coffee exports decline 7.36% in 2018 due to fall in shipment of robusta, instant varieties

The shipment of instant coffee also showed a decline of 39.87 percent to 29,157 tonnes in 2018 calendar year as against 48,496 tonnes in the previous year.

Long road to recovery for flood-ravaged Kodagu; tourism, coffee estates need time to recuperate
India

Long road to recovery for flood-ravaged Kodagu; tourism, coffee estates need time to recuperate

After devastating floods and landslides ravaged the Kodagu district in Karnataka last month, the road to recovery has been made tougher due to the hilly terrain

Coca-Cola agrees to buy world’s second largest coffee chain Costa from Britain’s Whitbread Plc for enterprise value of $5.1 billion
Business

Coca-Cola agrees to buy world’s second largest coffee chain Costa from Britain’s Whitbread Plc for enterprise value of $5.1 billion

Whitbread Plc said in a statement on Friday that the deal will give Coca-Cola almost 4,000 coffee outlets in the UK and across Europe

Nestle seals deal to market Starbucks coffee; pact to boost Swiss company's portfolio in North America
Business

Nestle seals deal to market Starbucks coffee; pact to boost Swiss company's portfolio in North America

Under the deal, some 500 Starbucks employees in the United States and Europe will join Nestle, the Swiss company said in a statement

Kodagu floods: Karnataka's coffee-growing region stares at heavy losses after rains, landslides damage plantations
India

Kodagu floods: Karnataka's coffee-growing region stares at heavy losses after rains, landslides damage plantations

With heavy rains and floods devastating Karnataka's Kodagu district, the country's largest coffee-growing region is staring at heavy losses as many of its plantations are in ruins, a top official said.