Travel & Food

Creating curried cultures; Indian Food in the age of globalisation

Effects of globalisation: Chronicling the transformation of Indian food

Though its origin isn't exactly Indian, chicken tikka masala has strangely epitomised Indian food across the world, and has remained a hackneyed icon. Despite having a huge history of food....

SC stays NGT order on opening new routes to Vaishno Devi temple

SC stays NGT order on opening new routes to Vaishno Devi temple

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the National Green Tribunals (NGT) order to direct the Vaishno Devi temple authorities to open a new approach road for use by pedestrians and....

Be at peace in the lap of Oman's luxury resorts

Be at peace in the lap of Oman's luxury resorts

Bored of the humdrum of life? Desire to visit a peaceful holiday destination? The pictorial landscapes, exotic beaches and superlative hospitality of the luxury resorts in Oman can be a....

After Airports, ITDC Duty-free outlets to open at Seaports by 2020

After airports, ITDC duty-free outlets to open at seaports by 2020

Moving out of airports due to stiff competition from private players, the India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (ITDC) is making a gradual comeback with duty-free outlets at seaports. Currently operating....

Fostering new flavours in India

Fostering new flavours in India

When we say ‘ajinomoto’, what comes to mind is a flavour-enhancer that people have mixed opinions about. But as we speak to Atsushi Mishuku, Managing Director of Ajinomoto India, we....

Entry to Chittorgarh Fort closed in protest against film Padmavati

Entry to Chittorgarh Fort closed in protest against film Padmavati

Entry to the famous Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan was closed on Friday in protest against filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie ‘Padmavati’, which many claim have distorted historical facts. "We have....

After Bengal and Odisha, now Tamil Nadu and Karnataka stir ‘sweet wars’ over Mysore pak

After Bengal and Odisha, now Tamil Nadu and Karnataka stir ‘sweet wars’ over Mysore pak

Remember the school times when kids used to fight with other kids over tiffin? We guess yes! Now do you remember when Bengal and Odisha were locking horns over the....

48-feet long 'world's oldest' Buddha statue unearthed in Pakistan

48-feet long 'world's oldest' Buddha statue unearthed in Pakistan

A centuries-old "sleeping Buddha" statue has been unearthed during excavations near Bhamala Stupa in Haripur district of Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Directorate of Archaeology And Museums Director Abdul Samad told Dawn....

Rasogolla sales in Bengal up by 25% after Geographical Indication tag

Rasogolla sales in Bengal up by 25% after Geographical Indication tag

Rasogolla sales in West Bengal have shot up by around 25% after the state secured a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for "Banglar Rasogolla", a body of sweetmeats makers said on....

World Diabetes Day 2017: Best food items for diabetics

World Diabetes Day 2017: Best food items for diabetics

The world is observing November 14 as World Diabetes Day, a disease which people have when their blood sugar (blood glucose) becomes too high. Blood glucose is the main of....

Rosogolla

Sweet news! Bengal granted Geographical Indication status for Rosogolla, says Mamata Banerjee

In a unconventional development, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday awarded Sweet Geographical Status (GI) status for Rosogolla. Mamata Banerjee took to her Twitter account to share the new....

Andhra's Araku Valley to host Hot Air Balloon Festival

Andhra's Araku Valley to host Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Araku valley near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh is all set to host the first edition of its Hot Air Balloon Festival. Starting Tuesday, the three-day-long event will see participation....