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The Body Politics of Taste

Shylashri Shankar

What our ancestors ate continues to influence our palate

Dietary Supplement: Pop Goes the Pill

Valued at over $2 billion, the dietary supplement market in India promises buyers an irresistible cocktail of convenience, choice and good health

Diet: In Praise of Dal-Rice

In following Western dietary guidelines, we have given up our own food wisdoms handed down the generations by the women in our homes

Greeks, Dukes And the Art of a Perfect Diet

The problem we face today in India and many other parts of the world is that we straddle two conflicting ways of thinking about the relationship between health, food and taste

Uncooked To Perfection

Fancy living on a diet of raw food? Many are doing it

The Last Free Lunch

The only way to evade diabetes is to stop evading responsibility for what we eat

The Rs 90,000 Diet That Crashed

It was meant to knock off 20 kilos in 20 weeks, but if the fiscal setback was a shock, so was the physical cost—gnawing hunger, mortifying hairfall and dry skin

Good Food vs Bad Food

Move beyond vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Start thinking of ethical and unethical food.

Gulp! They were Big

Elephants need to eat for 18 hours a day. Large dinosaurs would need to have eaten for 30 hours a day. How then did they manage to get so big?

Burn Fat the Spicy Way

A diet rich in capsaicin, the active ingredient in red chillies, burns fat more rapidly than an equivalent diet that lacks capsaicin.

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