An excerpt from ‘Inheriting the Hamam Dasta and its Stories,’ a chapter by Maya Mirchandani in ‘Looking Back: the 1947 Partition, 70 Years On’.
If people perceive vegetarianism as a position that allows for no exception, they are probably less likely to become vegetarian.
The conflict between Nigeria’s armed forces and Boko Haram has created a man-made famine in the country, and experts stipulate that it will only get worse.
During the late 1800s, Kolkata (then Calcutta) was a migrant hub. Among the Chinese, Greeks, Burmese, Armenians and Parsis were the Baghdadi Jews. This unique community is striving to keep its culture alive and food is playing a major role.
“This is the third season in a row that families have had to endure failed rains – they are simply running out of ways to cope,” the FAO said.
Numerous policy decisions have made the domestic market less remunerative for farmers.
Amazon confirmed winning government approval for its plan to sell food products, but it declined to provide further details.
Investigations by the Income Tax department indicate that the sudden spike in the prices of particular pulses in 2015 was a consequence of the formation of international and Indian cartels of traders. These allegations are denied by the players concerned.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation, the world is facing its worst food crisis since the Second World War.
Due to supply crunch retail prices of tomato have more than doubled, peas saw a price increase of around Rs 40-50, while cauliflower, potatoes and lemons have also seen hikes.
The move comes after things took an ugly turn between Connaught Plaza Restaurants Private Limited, the local joint venture between Vikram Bakshi and McDonald’s, and the fast food giant.
Native varieties of millet which can grow in drought-like conditions are making a comeback thanks to the indigenous Dognria Kondh community in Odisha and its growing traction among affluent consumers for their many health benefits.
A young entrepreneur from a refugee camp in Algeria has opened the first pizzeria run only by women; their speciality is the camel pizza.
“We’re here today to say that in cooking, in the kitchen, there are no differences. We’re all the same, we’re all human.”
If push comes to shove, tourism and allied business interests is what will dictate the BJP’s beef policy – at least in Goa.
Hit by weak monsoons, inadequate infrastructure and catastrophically poor water conservation efforts, India faces unprecedented water shortages.
As the beef ban issue rages on, an animal rights activist believes that the new cattle slaughter notification does nothing for the ‘greater good’ – there’s no end in sight, but there’s no compromise either.
Abattoirs and meat sellers in UP, the country’s top buffalo meat exporting state, went on strike in March after a crackdown on unlicensed abattoirs.
“I cannot compromise on the sentiments of the Garos,” Bachu Marak said while resigning.
Thos leading the protest said they were “satisfied” with what the Shivraj Chouhan government was offering.
Recent research is beginning to throw some light on whether eating meat during pregnancy impacts the development of the foetus’s brain.
The Modi government’s silence on attacks against those eating beef sends out a clear message: It might not agree with the gau rakshak’s methods, but it agrees with their intentions.
R. Sooraj was beaten up brutally by a group in the IIT-M campus after some students held a programme to discuss the Centre’s ban on cattle slaughter.
In addition to destroying livelihoods linked to dairy farming, leather production and beef export, the government’s move will lead to an explosion in the number of ‘stray’ cattle.
Political leaders in Kerala and industry associations for buffalo meat exporters have slammed the move, saying that the move will destroy a sector that employs thousands of people.
The vault on the Svalbard archipelago seeks to safeguard the world’s food supplies from cataclysms such as nuclear war or disease in natural permafrost.
The ban is as much an assertion of religious beliefs held by the majority Monpa community as it is an attempt to address the growing fear of “outsiders”.
At one time, this multi-layered ice-cream was the ultimate luxury, but in recent years it has been overtaken by other desserts