Culture  /  Published 05.09.21

That fruit, you don’t say

There is an element of the ridiculous about the kathal or jackfruit. Bulbous, pimply, vomit green, all bunched up on low hanging branches like a gaggle of slothful cousins. Perhaps that is why the sou...
By Upala Sen

India  /  Published 16.06.19

Kerala town makes planting of fruit trees essential

A Kerala town has made it mandatory for all new buildings to plant native fruit trees as a condition for the grant of the occupancy certificate, without which the building cannot be occupied.The Left-...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Food  /  Published 13.04.19

The humble jackfruit: Jack of all tastes

Summer is the season of fruits — the majestic mango, the translucent litchi and the outsized jackfruit. Unlike the mango and litchi, which are universally liked, opinion is sharply divided on the ja...
By Paromita Sen


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