Sourish Bhattacharyya

OPEN TO OPINION

Fortune Cookie

The writer is a columnist for Mail Today, blogger at Indian Restaurant Spy and a founder member of the Delhi Gourmet Club.

LIFE

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Why the new food mantra today is ‘Ayurveda Diet’

There’s a reason why nature wants us to eat mangoes and watermelons, apart from the humble trio of tinda, karela and lauki in summer.

VARIETY

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An ode to the Gujarati thali

There’s a finesse in Gujarati food that is most evident in the manner in which it uplifts the humblest of all vegetables.

VARIETY

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These mango farmers from Tamil Nadu are an example for the rest of India

Scientists working with Jain Irrigation Systems in Coimbatore invested 20 years to develop a system which has led to yields going up by four times.

LIFE

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How FSSAI has transformed itself in promoting safe food culture

The most important step is the rollout of a nationwide plan to train street food vendors.

LIFE

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The rich and delectable story of curry (and how it travelled)

It has outlasted the Portuguese, who brought chillies to India, and the British, who took 'curry' wherever they went, from London to Tokyo.

LIFE

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A restaurant in Delhi where every ingredient tells a story

AnnaMaya, at the Hyatt Andaz, is a destination for discerning diners who also like to celebrate Indian produce

LIFE

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Discovering Iranian cuisine in Delhi with a '90s Indipop star

The Iranian and Parsi culinary traditions are completely different.

POLITICS

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Highway liquor ban: Drunk driving is an excuse, real problem is government

Driving under the influence of alcohol is responsible for just 3.3% of road accidents.

POLITICS

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SC's highway liquor ban is disastrous. Will kill hospitality sector, hit one million jobs

The learned judges have ignored one of the original intentions behind building the national and state highways,

LIFE

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What you can learn at a French food festival about 'gastro diplomacy'

Food brings people closer in a discordant universe.