• Fri, Nov 24, 2017
  • Saving native rice for the future

    Updated: Nov, 24, 201707:00 AM

    Menaka Thilakarajan, who runs Manvasanai, an organic food start-up, will be attempting a world record by cooking 100 types of native rice. She says the initiative is to create awareness and revive...
    Saving native rice for the future
    Inspired by G Nammalvar, a Tamil green crusader, agricultural scientist and activist, who was celebrated for his works on spreading ecological farming and organic farming, Thilakarajan B quit a lucrative career in the IT industry to walk in his footsteps. He formed Manvasanai, a start-up to promote native organic produce. He also conducted workshops in schools and colleges across the state to educate young minds on native grains and crops. Earlier this year, on June 14, the voice of this crusader was silenced forever, after an accident that took his life. “Just a day before he died, he showed me nearly 100 varieties of rice that he had collected. He said each and every grain was testimony to his hard work. He added that his dream was to preserve and revive all the varieties,” says his wife Menaka, a mother of two young children.It is to...
  • Nibble on cinnamon cookies, foxnuts for warmth Nibble on cinnamon cookies, foxnuts for warmth
    Updated: Nov, 21, 201705:04 PM

    As the mercury levels drop and winter approaches, the bodys metabolism slows down to conserve energy and heat. Therefore, to stay healthy and active during the colder months of the year, ditch...

  • Slurp it down Slurp it down
    Updated: Nov, 19, 201708:45 AM

    Smoothies are like the little black dress of food. There’s one for every occasion, every attitude, and every diet. They’re also quick, easy, and perfect for a ‘grab and go’ kind of morning. So, here...

  • MasterChef winner blown away by diversity of Indian flavours MasterChef winner blown away by diversity of Indian flavours
    Updated: Nov, 19, 201708:30 AM

    Everything we do in life or experience in life gives inspiration for the creative process.

  • Food Review: Binge-watch with Chandler and Joey with a dose of nostalgia Food Review: Binge-watch with Chandler and Joey with a dose of nostalgia
    Updated: Nov, 19, 201708:15 AM

    The menu is predominantly continental with a variety of pizzas, burgers and steaks.

  • Rasam, a taste of history and tradition Rasam, a taste of history and tradition
    Updated: Nov, 19, 201708:00 AM

    Most of them, be it Dilip Vengsarkar or Sunil Gavaskar, asked for soup. Once they tasted the rasam, soup was a forgotten chapter.

  • Energy drinks may affect mental health, up blood pressure Energy drinks may affect mental health, up blood pressure
    Updated: Nov, 17, 201705:29 PM

    Are you in the habit of taking energy drinks that are commonly known to provide instant mental and physical stimulation. Beware, their short-term benefits can be outweighed by increased risk of...

  • Eating pistachios, peanuts may boost mental skills, memory Eating pistachios, peanuts may boost mental skills, memory
    Updated: Nov, 16, 201707:00 PM

    Daily consumption of nuts such as peanuts and pistachios can strengthen brainwave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory and other key brain functions, a study has found.

  • Artificial Intelligence to revolutionise wine-buying Artificial Intelligence to revolutionise wine-buying
    Updated: Nov, 15, 201707:13 PM

    Wondering whether a Chardonnay pairs well with fish, or a nice juicy steak would work nicely with a Cabernet Sauvignon? In a few years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) would address these dilemmas for...

  • Cocktail concoctions for a tipsy winter Cocktail concoctions for a tipsy winter
    Updated: Nov, 14, 201702:41 PM

    From wintery matcha, cherry punch to cinnamon affair, there are many different cocktails that you can try to warm up this winter, say experts.