Opinion  /  Published 13.02.19

The pitfalls of a cash income support scheme

With Rahul Gandhi’s announcement of the Congress’s “historic decision” to adopt an income guarantee scheme, the idea of a universal basic income, mooted in the Economic Survey two years ago, h...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.02.19

Jamshedpur start-up offers farm-fresh veggies

Doorstep delivery of vegetables is a boon for busy professionals. More so if delivery is timely and without wilted surprises. Start-up Vegebasket, a Jamshedpur-based social enterprise under ASBS Foods...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

North East  /  Published 27.01.19

Free rice for Assam tea workers

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP-led Assam government is going to make rice free for tea garden workers and Re 1 a kg of rice for non-tea garden beneficiaries under the National Food Security...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 25.01.19

Medical report on diet evades issues of choice

The way to the heart is, apparently, through the stomach. Would that, then, mean that food habits all over the world have to change, given that cardiovascular diseases — the result of an unhealthy d...
By The Editorial Board in

Science  /  Published 20.01.19

Fungal toxin found in cereals

Government scientists have detected a hormone-disrupting fungal toxin called zearalenone in maize, oats, rice and wheat in India and asked the country’s food authority to set safety limits for the t...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.12.19

Indian food is varied and delicious

 Sir — The Twitter comment made by Tom Nichols, a professor based in the United States of America — he said that ‘Indian food is terrible’ — highlights the deep ignorance in the West, e...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 24.12.18

Invisible people: Aadhaar versus tribals

Particularly vulnerable tribal groups, earlier known as primitive tribal groups, are the sort of people you may never meet unless you take the trouble to look for them. In Jharkhand, they live in smal...
By Jean Drèze in

People  /  Published 15.12.18

Revenge of the antique rice grain

Abhra Chakraborty of Guskara in Burdwan is such a person. Chakraborty works in the state fisheries department but paddy is his passion. He has preserved nearly 440 varieties. He has also cultivated so...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Food  /  Published 15.12.18

Recipe for 4 bowls of winter warmth

By Natasha Celmi in

Business  /  Published 14.11.19

WPI inflation dips

Wholesale inflation slipped to a three-and-a-half-year low of 0.16 per cent in October on account of a decline in prices of manufactured goods though food products remained dearer, data showed on Thur...
By PTI in New Delhi


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