The Big Biryani Review: All That You Need To Know About Our Amazing Participants

Biryani lovers of Delhi, unite! NDTV Food conducted The Big Biryani Review on 26th July 2017. The first-of-its kind review featured about 16 biryani delivery outlets spread across Delhi-NCR. The participants too left no stone unturned to put their best food forward in their attempt to be named as Delhi-NCR’s best biryani delivery outlet. Our team tasted all the samples in four batches. Since it was a blind tasting review, none of them knew the name or the brand of the biryani they tasted. Each sample was number tagged and laid…

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Malaria treatment, scientists have decoded how parasites invade our cells

Talk of monsoon, and it is difficult not to worry about malaria. However, the disease may soon be a thing of the past: In what is being hailed as a significant breakthrough, scientists claim they have taken a significant step towards developing a new vaccine for malaria. In a study published in the journal Nature, scientists have for the first time unveiled an atomic-scale blueprint of how the parasite invades human cells. Using the Nobel Prize-winning technology cryo-EM (cryo-electron microscopy), the researchers mapped the previously hidden first contact between Plasmodium…

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Smarter metrics will help fix our food system

Today’s food systems are broken. Our diets are the leading cause of disease. Some 800 million people worldwide still suffer from hunger, while more than 2 billion are overweight or obese. As much as 57% of global greenhouse-gas emissions come from food-related activities, which include everything from clearing land for agriculture, to growing, gathering, processing and packaging, to transporting farm goods and disposing of waste. I never fail to be astonished at the inadequacy of the metrics we use to evaluate these systems. The most common yardstick is ‘productivity per…

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10 foods that remind us of our happiest childhood moments

1. Trip down the memory lane Food forms an important part of our memories. Sometimes even the smallest things like an old idiom, a conversation about a childhood friend, or relishing grandma’s recipe after years can bring back a lot of memories. There are some foods that are attached to a specific memory and tasting them after years can stir a plethora of emotions. Foods have always been the delighting factor in an otherwise monotonous life. Whether it is the time of festivals or an announcement of a big fat…

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Shocking! This Chinese chef is selling our desi ‘Bhatura’ as ‘Scallion Bubble Pancakes’

1. Bhatura or Scallion Bubble Pancakes? How will you feel if one day you visit a restaurant in some foreign land and find your humble Khichri being served as Spiced Rice and Lentil Porridge with Sauteed Veggies or your Rajma Chawla being presented as another exotic dish with a fancy name! The same happened when this moderately famous chef from US started selling bhaturas but called them Scallion Bubble Pancake. Many of us are feeling çheated’ as the chef Peter Chan is selling this dish as his own innovation, unlike…

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After Farm Loan Waivers, Will Education Loan Waivers Spoil Us? Not If We Mend Our Ways

A serpentine queue of students heading to the enquiry encounter to check on various courses offered and eligibility criteria. (Manoj Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) Snapshot In India, the debt numbers are getting bigger and bigger. In some years, we will have a major problem on our hands if we fail to address it today.India risks moving towards an era of education loan waivers. Given how farm loan waivers have worked out for farmers, course correction is crucial. Student debt in the United States (US) has reached gigantic levels, so…

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12 Style And Fashion Trends On Our Radar In 2018

Because we’re always looking to stay on top of the newest, coolest, weirdest and most interesting trends, we’ve already got our eyes on the style trends that’ll dominate fashion headlines in 2018. Though 2017 introduced us to some cool and flirty trends ― like paper bag waist pants and couch florals ― we’re eagerly awaiting what fun and fashionable things we can look forward to seeing on clothing racks in 2018. Anthropologie Berets were the “it” topper for fall runways in 2017, and it looks like it’s on the upswing for next year, too. And…

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6 Crazy Beauty Trends Inspired From Our Favorite Foods

There’s beauty in food and every food lover knows it. Weather its French fries and burgers, or ice-creams, milkshakes and smoothies, food makes for great pictures. This justifies our obsession for food. A thing of beauty is a joy forever after all, and food is happiness. Therefore, we were not surprised at all to find out that there exist, beauty trends that have been inspired from all sorts of foods. Some of these trends sound too bizarre to be true, but it’s 2017. Besides, if there’s anything to do with…

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Has abundance destroyed our appreciation for food?

Many of us are fortunate to have well-stocked kitchens, and yet food and eating has never been so stressful since the days when we didn’t have enough. Once upon a time, humans spent their days hunting and gathering food and securing shelter for themselves. They did this for millennia until, suddenly, within the last century, both were much easier to find. Food became abundant for those of us fortunate enough to live in the affluent and productive West. Tragically, this has not been the case for everyone in the world,…

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Fashion that unites: Our Eid shoot showcases the beautiful diversity of India

Fashion is a great unifier. It has an amazing ability to trump hatred and foster love and harmony. This shoot is a tribute to this very quality of fashion that binds people across cultures and creates compelling images of unity in diversity that remain unscathed even in the wildest of storms. On the occasion of Eid, we present to you fashion that refuses to conform, fashion that rebels to transcend all man-made boundaries. Shubh Eid, everyone! Model Arnela Zekovic’s white tussar silk sari with tiny heart motifs has been draped…

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