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Listen: War and Peas – the Science Behind the Indian Army’s Diet

Indian Army soldiers and U.S. Army Alaska set up security around a simulated Black Hawk helicopter during a static loading rehearsal. Credit: dvids/Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Indian Army soldiers and U.S. Army Alaska set up security around a simulated Black Hawk helicopter during a static loading rehearsal, in 2010. Credit: dvids/Flickr, CC BY 2.0

The burgeoning Indian army contingent fighting in the Second World War faced problems apart from just the ones it encountered on the field of battle. The Indian recruits were found to be sickly and deficient in essential nutrients. The Intersection investigates how nutrition research has evolved since then and how the Indian army overhauled its diet, while simultaneously overcoming the challenges posed by our country’s diverse food culture and habits.

This is the latest episode of The Intersection, a fortnightly podcast on Audiomatic. For more such podcasts visit audiomatic.in​.