• faddiets Hum Keto Kar Chuke Sanam: Petition to Stop Fad Diets and Return to Regular Food

    We love food. There’s no two ways about it. So how does the average twenty-something in India find the patience and money to buy avocados, chia seeds, quinoa, and coconut milk to replace their staples of breads and spreads?

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  • Maggi Spring Rolls

    Turn your plain old masala Maggi into crunchy spring rolls with this easy recipe.

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  • food Acidity in the City: A Survivor’s Tale

    Switching cities can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to finding everyday comfort food. But culinary experimentation and acidity are two sides of the same coin. How do you flip a favourable outcome?

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  • “No Onions Please, We’re Brahmins”: A Serving of Caste for Breakfast

    Despite being from a cosmopolitan family, I realised that every day, I was unwittingly consuming our caste on my plate. In the game of kitchen politics, caste is a far more deeply riven divide, than the differences between North and South Indian food.

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  • The Urban Guide to Surviving Just About Anything

    A list of essentials that urban Indians need to survive First World problems and the Armageddon.

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  • Indigestion The ABC of Bengali Indigestion

    The lives of the big-eyed, gentle-faced, and maach-guzzling Bengalis are marred by a potent shadow of the world’s most deadly dose of ABC – ambol (acidity), bodhojom (indigestion), and constipation. It’s no wonder then, that the easiest way to a Bengali’s appetite is through a strip of Digene.

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  • Ganpati The Original Foodie

    Ladoo, modak, and lots of goodies. It's the day to welcome the original foodie.

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  • Restaurant The Restaurant Caste System: Goras are the Brahmins, Stags the Outcast

    Indian restaurants and pubs have their own caste system. Firangs are the Brahmins of the restaurant world, and next in line are Silver Spoons – celebrities from the film industry. All the hospitality is reserved for them. At the bottom of the rung are single, young men, aka the Sad Stag Group.

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  • It’s Time Someone Asked the Million-Dollar Question: Is Lactose Intolerance Just a Fad?

    We seem to have become intolerant to the very foods that used to be household staples – butter, cheese, milk, and rotis! Has something truly changed, or as my mom would say, are we just trying new ways to push up our cool quotient?

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  • HipsterRestaurant When Did We Stop Eating Food and Start Eating Ambience for Dinner?

    Gone are the days of good old steamed idlis and paneer-capsicum pizza. Today restaurants that serve pav bhaji fondue and red velvet dhokla flourish. It doesn’t matter if the food tastes awful. Just like our lives online, it is only important that the food we eat looks great.

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  • TheWorldThroughFood-ArrGrub The World Through Food

    Arré Grub is the future of food content. It is the world presented to you in gastronomic Technicolor with food tales that are colourful, delicious, layered, and fun.

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  • Hey Gujjus, Who Made You the Food Police of India?

    Gujaratis inherit a penchant for "food terrorism". There were Gujarati kids at school who wouldn’t drink “jhoota” water in case it had been touched by a meat eater. And there was my grandmother who’d remind me that I was Jain every time I’d go for an evening snack.

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  • A Tale of Two Kitchens

    Soon I’ll exchange my Mangalorean kitchen for that of a Tamil one. I’m both excited and apprehensive, at the thought of adjusting to a new kitchen and a new master of ceremonies.

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  • Gulaabjaam Gulabjaam: A Marathi Food Film With a Caste Problem

    Maharashtrian cuisine is endlessly diverse. Puneri cuisine is very different from food from Konkan, Vidarbha, or Kolhapur. Within these cuisines, lie the differences of caste and class. But the problem with Sachin Kundalkar’s Gulabjaam is that it doesn’t acknowledge any of this.

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  • cheesefingers Crispy Cheese Fingers Recipe

    Crispy cheese fingers for that cheesy person in your life. Tag karo!

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  • Chai What Your Chai Says About You

    Strength of character is directly proportional to the colour of chai. #ChaiPeCharcha

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  • Section377 Wheat Decides To Come Out

    Gayhun, no longer an admission of guilt.

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  • TeachersDay Teachers’ Day Cocktails

    We're celebrating Teachers' Day with our favourite teacher in a bottle. Come join the fun.

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  • BoozyMasalaChai Boozy Masala Chai

    Make this masala chai with a boozy twist go ease the Monday blues at work. Kisi ko pata nahi chalega.

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  • BengaliVegetarian How I Survive as a Bengali Vegetarian

    Most middle-class Bengali families such as mine are moderately open-minded. You can make honest confessions to them about your vices and hope for a friendly ear, but never about your vegetarianism.

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  • bihu Khao Piyo Khisko – Bihu Special

    Arre Grub: Bring in #Bihu, the Assamese New Year, with an exotic Red Ant Egg Scramble that won't bite back! Geetika Saikia, who runs Geetika's Paghod, introduces us to an authentic Assamese tribal meal.

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  • Gatari: The Mardi Gras of the Marathi Manoos

    Gatari, the last day before the holy month of Shravan begins, is a day of indulgence. Eat meat and drink until you pass out in the gutter. That’s the mantra in Mumbai’s Maharashtrian pockets.

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  • Whisky Uncles and How to Spot Them

    Just like there’s a Hallmark card for every occasion, there’s a specific type of whisky uncle you encounter in different situations.

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  • I Hate Craft Beer and I Cannot Lie

    All those artisanal beer-drinkers, who pretend to be lederhosen-wearing Germans: Most of you wouldn’t know a Berliner Weisse from an Eisebock if it came and kicked you in the ass.

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  • wai-waichinesebhel Wai Wai Chinese Bhel Recipe

    Make the ultimate desi-Chinese fusion food, Wai Wai Chinese Bhel and send your tastebuds on a one way trip to flavourtown.

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  • Why Isn’t India Ever on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant List?

    When it comes to the hallowed halls of fine dining, we Indians are our own enemy. We are hell bent on demanding nothing but biryani and butter chicken at a restaurant that serves a 12-course modern Indian tasting menu.

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  • Teetotaller Hello Friends, Chai Pi Lo

    Life is not a Quora thread and hence not all teetotallers have grand backstories that involve prisons, arrests, and a dozen deaths. Sometimes our reasons are as simple as we don’t friggin’ like alcohol. So stop urging us to “loosen up and embrace the times”.

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  • IrishCoffee Boozy Irish Coffee Recipe

    Boozy Irish Coffee: #Monday blues bhagao, coffee mein whisky milao. #MondayMotivation

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  • MaggiBiryani Maggi Biryani

    Presenting, Maggi Biryani, a crossover of two of India's favourite foods. Stop asking your Muslim friends for biryani and make it yourself. Seize the means of production.

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  • Quiz: Pick Your Dinner and We’ll Tell You Your Favourite Sex Position

    Food and sex go hand in hand. Making love on an empty stomach is like crossing the desert barefoot: You wouldn’t want to do it unless absolutely necessary. What we eat says a lot about who we are. Pick a five-course meal and we’ll tell you your favourite sexual position.

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