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Knowing a mother through her food: Read an excerpt from Balli Kaur Jaswal's Sugarbread
Arts & Culture

Knowing a mother through her food: Read an excerpt from Balli Kaur Jaswal's Sugarbread

In Sugarbread, through the young protagonist's observations, the author delivers prose that not only captures the tangles within a family, but also turns food and delicious recipes into powerful metaphors depicting complex emotions.

MasterChef Australia season 12 winner Emelia Jackson on her win, upcoming projects and love for Indian food
Lifestyle

MasterChef Australia season 12 winner Emelia Jackson on her win, upcoming projects and love for Indian food

In an exclusive interview with Firstpost, Emelia Jackson spoke about her journey on MasterChef Australia: Back to Win and what lies ahead

Human body can cope with occasional over eating but continuous binging will have serious health effects
science

Human body can cope with occasional over eating but continuous binging will have serious health effects

As little as 24 hours of overeating can have some negative consequences for our health, including elevated blood sugar concentrations.

Over 275 million children in India suffer mild to severe effects of lead poisoning, as per new UNICEF report
India

Over 275 million children in India suffer mild to severe effects of lead poisoning, as per new UNICEF report

Lead has been found in food items like Chili powder, Garam Masala, etc and in a brand of instant noodles popular across India.

UN report states COVID-19 linked hunger is leading to the deaths of 10,000 children a month
science

UN report states COVID-19 linked hunger is leading to the deaths of 10,000 children a month

“The food security effects of the COVID crisis are going to reflect many years from now,” said Dr Francesco Branca, the World Health Organization head of nutrition

On the politics of hunger: In the midst of a lockdown and humanitarian crisis, notes from practising a meditative fast
Lifestyle

On the politics of hunger: In the midst of a lockdown and humanitarian crisis, notes from practising a meditative fast

Contemplate the politics of hunger; availability of food for all individual, community food practices; the vegan politics; vegetarianism; the beef ban; hunger strikes and who is able to do them or lead them and why, in a country like India.

With new food archiving initiatives, experts create a virtual repository of culinary history and culture in lockdown
Lifestyle

With new food archiving initiatives, experts create a virtual repository of culinary history and culture in lockdown

The lockdown has spurred a series of live chats centered on food, with non-celebrity experts sharing insights on food history, culture and traditions.

Indians have made Chinese food their own; boycotting it only betrays our culinary culture and middle-class
India

Indians have made Chinese food their own; boycotting it only betrays our culinary culture and middle-class

In the wake of the conflagration at the border, Ramdas Athawale, union minister, has decided that the patriotic Indian must launch a boycott of Chinese food. What he does not realise that Chinese food in India has as much to do with China as a Japanese curry has to do with our korma and qalia.

Padma Lakshmi's new docu-series Taste the Nation to explore food of US immigrants, indigenous communities
Entertainment

Padma Lakshmi's new docu-series Taste the Nation to explore food of US immigrants, indigenous communities

Taste the Nation sees Padma Lakshmi travel across the US to learn about food of US immigrant and indigenous communities

As COVID-19 fears, lockdown dull mango's sheen in Tamil Nadu, foodies recount fruit's indelible place in state's cuisine
Lifestyle

As COVID-19 fears, lockdown dull mango's sheen in Tamil Nadu, foodies recount fruit's indelible place in state's cuisine

Enthusiasts in Tamil Nadu find themselves adjusting to the new normal, as the joy of handpicking produce is lost during the COVID-19 pandemic and they settle instead for fond recollections of their favourite fruit and its varied uses in the state’s layered cuisine.

From Big Night to Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana — food films to inspire your lockdown cooking
long-reads

From Big Night to Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana — food films to inspire your lockdown cooking

The harmonised response to the coronavirus lockdown seems to be to get good at cooking. In that spirit, here is a pairing: simple, hearty dishes that can be made with easily available ingredients — inspired by food-centric films that serve as great backdrops for them (or binge-watch accompaniments alongside a meal).

Malaysia signs record rice import deal with India after rival suppliers restrict exports; shipment may rise this year
Business

Malaysia signs record rice import deal with India after rival suppliers restrict exports; shipment may rise this year

India is now offering white rice for around $390-$400 per tonne compared with more than $450 for other countries, exporters said.

Coronavirus scare cannot keep bats from menu in Indonesia, country's Tomohon Market continues to make money from wild meat
World

Coronavirus scare cannot keep bats from menu in Indonesia, country's Tomohon Market continues to make money from wild meat

The earliest cluster of coronavirus cases in the global outbreak was linked to a market in Wuhan, China, where live animals were kept close together, creating an opportunity for the virus to jump to humans.

During a sombre Ramzan in Tamil Nadu, the nombu kanji tells a fascinating story of state's Muslim communities
Lifestyle

During a sombre Ramzan in Tamil Nadu, the nombu kanji tells a fascinating story of state's Muslim communities

This Ramzan, amid the coronavirus-related lockdown, Muslim communities across Tamil Nadu are embracing a return to modest and mindful one-pot meals that are a testimony to both the spirit of resilience and the state’s distinctive cultural fabric

COVID-19 impact: Informal economy workers excluded from most govt measures, be it cash transfers or tax benefits
Business

COVID-19 impact: Informal economy workers excluded from most govt measures, be it cash transfers or tax benefits

Like demonetisation, the current lockdown has exposed millions of workers and their families to starvation, hunger, death and very bleak future prospects.

Lockdown Impact: World Bank says remittances to India likely to decline by 23% in 2020 due to COVID-19
Business

Lockdown Impact: World Bank says remittances to India likely to decline by 23% in 2020 due to COVID-19

Globally remittances are projected to decline sharply by about 20 percent this year due to the economic crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown.

Coronavirus Outbreak: PepsiCo partners CII to serve 2 million meals in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: PepsiCo partners CII to serve 2 million meals in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan

Food and beverage major PepsiCo India on Thursday joined hands with industry body CII to provide two million meals to the marginalised communities in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan

Wholesale price inflation cools to 1% in March from 2.26% in Feburary on sharp fall in food prices
Business

Wholesale price inflation cools to 1% in March from 2.26% in Feburary on sharp fall in food prices

The inflation based on wholesale price index (WPI) eased to 1 percent in March from 2.26 percent in February on a sharp fall in food prices in the country

Coronavirus Outbreak: Invisibility of circular migrants in host states is at the heart of their exodus from urban centres
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Invisibility of circular migrants in host states is at the heart of their exodus from urban centres

Since the start of the coronavirus crisis, many issues have begun to emerge from their dormant existence and unfold dramatically to capture the public's mind