Manoshi Bhattacharya

OPEN TO OPINION

Physician and author now working with nutrition in Indian diets.

ART & CULTURE

 |   4-minute read

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati is full of historical mistakes - and he must admit it

It will be an embarrassment if the movie fails to give Rajasthan tourism a shot in the arm.

LIFE

 |   6-minute read

Surprising health gains of dhaniya-patta and chaulayee

Let us compare the big green toughies - kale and watercress - with our regular Indian greens.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

It matters not if Maharana Pratap lost to Akbar - or Haldighati

The Mughal emperor never realised his desire: the surrender of the Rajput king or Mewar.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

The Rajput princess who chose death to save her dynasty

Krishna Kumari's reality is harsh and painful. It is not lyrical fiction and does not end like the Romeo-and-Juliet romance.

VARIETY

 |   7-minute read

Smells like nostalgia? The rich and pungent history of hing

Indians are, perhaps, the largest consumer of hing, though it has always been an import.

ART & CULTURE

 |   7-minute read

Padmavati: Shouldn't historical fiction be open to reinterpretation?

Sanjay Leela Bhansali has hopefully managed to assuage the fears of the Rajput Sena and Hardik Patel.

LIFE

 |   3-minute read

Strange rituals of Bengali women during Durga Puja, explained

Strictly the preserve of those hanging successfully on to a husband, the rites go by the name of stri-achaar.

VARIETY

 |   5-minute read

A short history of how Indians came to eat bhindi

Slaves bonded over it, emperors dined on it and the British could never develop a taste for it.

LIFE

 |   6-minute read

Indians wouldn't be drinking milk if it weren't for Europeans

Since the mutation first developed only 7,500 years ago, it follows that the ANI arrived only after 5,500 BCE.

LIFE

 |   9-minute read

Behind the Bengali dish charchari lies a fraught history

Food potpourri came to the rescue in taxing times under the British.