Priyanjana Roy Das

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Bengal’s floor art Alpona: Food for the ants and an antiseptic
Fri, Oct 19, 2018

Durga Puja 2018: Bengal’s traditional floor art, alpona, is more than just a pretty art form.

World Egg Day: What the eeda? Understanding the Parsi love for eggs
Sat, Oct 13, 2018

From tomato per eeda to fried kera per eeda, we try to analyse the unending love affair which Parsis have with eggs.

Just what the doctor ordered: Are eggs all they are cracked out to be?
Fri, Oct 12, 2018

Touted as “nature’s large vitamin pill” by nutritionists and health experts, eggs provide many essential vitamins, anti-oxidants, micro-nutrients, and minerals required for a balanced diet.

A Guwahati Durga Puja pandal will have an ‘Abhi-Neel’ waterfall in memory of two lynched men
Mon, Oct 08, 2018

Social issues are gradually emerging as a central theme in many popular pujas pandals. Keeping in tune with this, a puja pandal in Guwahati will address the myth of Xupadhoras and the issue of man-animal conflicts.

Thanks to Delhi Street Art, the walls of New Delhi Railway station will now sport funky graffiti
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

The walls that looked worn out, are now adorned in bright colours with graffiti designs created by Yogesh Saini, founder of Delhi Street Art and his team members. 

Was Mahatma Gandhi India’s first nutritionist and diet guru? 
Wed, Oct 03, 2018

Tip for brahmacharis. Raw food. Vegan-ism. Gandhi’s experiments with food are worth taking a look at.

PSA message for vegetarians: A pulao is a pulao is a pulao – not a biryani
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

A biryani lover writes on why it’s time we wrapped our heads and taste-buds around the fine difference between a biryani and a pulao. 

Garbage to Gold: Delhi Gurudwaras switch to biogas to prepare langar food
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Delhi Gurudwaras that feed around 30,000 people daily decide to switch to biogas - a move that will help them manage kitchen waste, will be environment-friendly and will bring down the cost of preparing langar food.

Sea turtles can live for more than 80 years, but just one piece of plastic can kill them
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

As per studies rolled out by the Australian scientific institution recently, it was found that a tiny piece of plastic increases the risk of death of a sea turtle by 22 per cent.

‘Macaron queen’ Pooja Dhingra on finding her calling and one thing aspiring bakers must have
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Celebrity chef and Macaron Queen of India Pooja Dhingra on her love for chocolates and macarons, what she does to hold on to baking even if it gets really tough at times and the first macaron she ever tasted.

Teacher, MNC executive, retired police officer – a motley crew dedicated to educating children
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Time to recognize the rare breed of people who dedicate their lives to educating economically backward children.

The Cycle-wala Guruji: Aditya Kumar, the man trying to educate as many Indians as he can
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

With his cycle, books & a love for education, a labourer’s son, Kumar has been on a mission for the last 23 years to educate India’s children.

How cheese shaped human evolution
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

20,000 years back, no adult could digest milk. But now, thanks to the interesting role cheese played in shaping our evolution, we can sit back and enjoy our dairy - be it a bucket of ice cream, melting cheese on top of a pizza or a buttered toast.

Macquul, the catering service serving up a taste of Somalia in the heart of Delhi
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Refugees who’ve made India home, open up their kitchens to break down prejudices and introduce Delhi-ites to their culture.

Rent A Boy|Friend – helping women “avoid” & “cure” depression one boyfriend at a time
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

“Most girls who are fat and ugly face the wrath of guys and society at large. So, we train our boys to be polite to such people.” Kind, non-judgmental men, who can also help you deal with depression. Everything a woman wants.

Who said Raksha Bandhan was only about brothers protecting sisters? This is Rakhi for modern times
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

We speak to siblings scattered across the country and ask them how they celebrate Raksha Bandhan in 2018

Chennai on my plate: Food that defines this south Indian city
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Often misrepresented for being one dimensional, Chennai has a spread of dishes that is unique to its foodscape or is now an essential part of it.

For refugees in India, celebrating Eid is a bitter-sweet affair
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

When you’ve left your friends and family in another country, how do you celebrate Eid joyfully?

World Mosquito Day: Will we ever rid this planet of mosquitoes?
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Science, technology and decades of invention and research – here are all the advances in the human war against mosquitoes.

Scientists found 3200-year-old cheese in Egypt, but eating it might kill you
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

A team of scientists, led by University of Catania and Cairo University archaeologist Enrico Greco, dug out cheese that was tucked away for 3200 years in the tomb of an ancient Egyptian Ptahmes, who was the mayor of Memphis back in the 13th century BCE.

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