India  /  Published 02.02.22

Demarcation conspicuous

While the row over wearing 'hijab' (head-scarf) at a government pre-university college in Udupi, 56 kms from here, continues with a student moving court on the issue, another similar controver...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Mangaluru

People  /  Published 01.02.22

‘My food isn’t fusion, it’s progressive’: Kolkata’s pork biryani pioneer, Sambit Banik

A chef you look up to?  Heston Blumenthal  What’s your favourite quarantine trend?  Dalgona coffee  What’s your go-to spice?  Kebab Chinni  What’s yo...
By Lygeia Gomes

India  /  Published 26.12.21

Saffron bullies spoil kids’ Xmas

Men wearing saffron scarves barged into two Karnataka schools celebrating Christmas on Thursday and threatened the authorities, accused them of proselytising students and ignoring Hindu gods and tradi...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Culture  /  Published 28.11.21

Saffron Fields Forever

The traditional saffron growers blame several factors for the constantly declining production and procurement of saffron. Political and Covid-induced lockdowns or disruptions have hit the trade hard i...
By Tabeenah Anjum

India  /  Published 22.01.21

This saffron surge was aided by Congress

The Valley appears to be witnessing a saffron boom, largely thanks to the Congress. Only, this version of saffron concerns the kitchen more than the polling booth. While the BJP continues to struggle...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar


India  /  Published 27.12.20

PM avoids farmers in ‘Mann ki Baat’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday during his last ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address of the year pitched for the resolution of saying no to single-use plastics, and Aatmanirbhar Bharat, and paid ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.11.20

Saffron flowers debut on Sikkim soil

Sikkim University, in collaboration with the North East Centre for Technology Application and Reach (NECTAR) and an NGO in Ranchi, Jharkhand, Swami Satyananda Ashram, has successfully cultivated saffr...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

Books  /  Published 04.01.19

The power of hatred generated by 2014 election

Further, Uday Chandra analyses the complicated negotiations in the somewhat politically marginal Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Also, the Aam Aadmi Party remains in contention as a welfare-oriented centr...
By Raziuddin Aquil

India  /  Published 21.10.18

Adulteration alarm on saffron sold in India

A limited but nationwide study has found that nearly half of samples of saffron, the most expensive among spices used in sweets and condiments, sold in India were adulterated and none met the top colo...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 22.04.19

The Modi regime bares its saffron fangs

For the religious Hindu, saffron is the colour of sacrifice, of piety, of renunciation. For proponents of political Hindutva — the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Bharatiya Janata Party, Vishwa Hindu P...
By Manini Chatterjee


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