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Apps Transform Farming in India

Vijayaragavan Viswanathan, a scientist with the European Organization for Nuclear Research, resides in the Czech Republic, but he’s no stranger to his native land’s agrarian woes. Growing up in southern India, Viswanathan saw firsthand how limited access to education and basic crop information kept many farmers locked in a cycle of low productivity and poverty. […]

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Egg War: Why India’s Vegetarian Elite Are Accused Of Keeping Kids Hungry

India is in the midst of a war of sorts — a war over eggs. To eat them, or not to eat them. Actually, it’s more about whether the government should give free eggs to poor, malnourished children. It all began in late May, when Shivraj Chouhan, the chief minister of the Indian state of […]

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In India, a Pilgrimage to a Feast for Thousands

No one within memory in his family, extended clan or village had reached 100. Determined to get there himself, he cut down on the yolks in the raw eggs he swallows daily for breakfast, took extra care on his daily four-mile walk to the local Hindu temple and started planning for a party the likes […]

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Blame it on the Onion: Food and Indian Politics

by Fabio Parasecoli I recently spent two weeks in Bangalore, India doing research viagra online 50mg on geographical indications and on the food industry in one of the global IT capitals of the world. More about that in the coming weeks, but when I was there, I could not help but be intrigued by recurring […]

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Cultivating Wine Connoisseurs in India

Wine lovers and even absolute amateurs have recently been getting invites for the craziest pairings in town. In Mumbai, the Cheesecake and Wine Wednesday by Sula is just one of the many occasions when connoisseurs and actual walk-in customers are egged on to pair their wine with a cheesecake. All in a bid to grow […]

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Health Concerns Spur Organic Gardening in Indian Homes

Ritu Mathur poked the soil in the potted plants and flowerbeds of her garden filled with organic vegetables and fruits. “Snails!” she exclaimed — before finishing, “are a problem.” Getting rid of pests can be the biggest challenge in organic farming, which is done entirely without pesticides or insecticides. Mathur uses pheromone traps and sticky traps […]

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Cow Thefts on the Rise in India

Cattle rustling, called “lifting” here, is a growing scourge in New Delhi, as increasingly affluent Indians develop a taste for meat, even the flesh of cows, which are considered sacred in Hinduism. The police say they have increased patrols and set up roadblocks in an effort to stop the trafficking. In some cases, officers have infiltrated […]

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Why did you get a tattoo of a pig?!

by Kunal Chandra There are two kinds of people when it comes to tattoos: those who have them and those who don’t. It’s that simple. Those who don’t have tattoos either don’t want one or can’t decide on their chosen ink. Some are reluctant because of the impending pain, some fear social repercussions and a […]

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Heritage Radio Network: A Taste of the Past Hosted by Linda Pelaccio, Interview with Fabio Parasecoli

(As seen on the Heritage Radio Network Website) A Taste of the Past – Episode 89 – Fabio Parasecoli First Aired – 02/16/2012 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode) From food culture in 800BCE to the present day, this week’s episode of A Taste of the Past will take you there. With the help of New School professor […]

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IFC: Indian musicians go on a “Dosa Hunt”

“What do you get when seven Indian guys who work in the music industry pile in a van? It sounds like the build up to a joke, but when the seven guys in question are Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), Vijay Iyer (Vijay Iyer Trio), Ashok Kondabolu (Das Racist), Alan Palomo (Neon Indian), Amrit Singh (Stereogum), […]

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