The government of India today said that the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is testing more Maggi samples collected from different states in the wake of Uttar Pradesh FSDA finding...
MUMBAI — Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene, who is one of the most prominent faces for ad campaigns of Maggi noodles, said she has met officials of Nestle India, a subsidiary of Swiss-based Nestle...
It was an Old Monk-y evening of December when the entire unit was called for an evening dine-out. It began as most such evenings did, and then you saw a line of ranks being formed as a blue turban made his way to the enclosure reserved for ladies and officers. In the habit of following my dad everywhere, I tugged his arm and asked, "Who is it?" He whispered, "Jiggs Kalra."
The quirky thing about Shimla's restaurants is -- there are either tiny diners or cafés offering fast food, tea and cold drinks, or fancy eateries that feature overpriced alcohol menus -- there's no m...
India ranks 5th in the list of countries that visit Instagram the most, according to Alexa.com, a company that provides commercial web traffic data. Their research also shows that 4.2 percent of the...
It requires a great leader like NaMo to adopt our selfie addiction as his own and use it to his advantage. How many nations can claim to have a PM who not only forges ties with world leaders but also their doting mothers and adoring bhakts by clicking selfies with them?
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For now India doesn't have the economic or military might to counter China. However what it has is its geopolitical importance in Asia, which both the US and China are trying to leverage. India should use this to straighten its relationship with China.
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At home, we have cereals, milk and fruit for breakfast every day. But never on a Saturday. Or on a Sunday. It just doesn't feel right. Everything about the weekend needs to be different. Less rushed. Less ordinary.
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India is well-established on the global culinary map. But it takes more than the rich and diverse proffering of traditional Indian fare to maintain this position: These chefs, over years of work in th...
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While I am largely inflexible when it comes to my main meals (I only eat desi food), I am quite happy to experiment with snacks and treats in between. Much to my delight much is happening in the world of food here in India. Every day I discover a new and innovative brand to add to my fridge or pantry. Here's a list of some of my recent favourites.
The regal charm of Hyderabad lies in its ability to seamlessly merge its hi-tech hub with its ancient heritage. By-lanes of Secunderabad, Char Minar and Nampally are awash with pungent aromas that fus...
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Switzerland just earned the title of the World's Happiest Country in this year's World Happiness index. And the Swiss resort town of St Moritz is celebrating 150 years of existence this year. Two compelling reasons to find out what all the fuss is about!
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How are local consumers supposed to make smarter food choices if there aren't products available? To my surprise, though, I did find some relatively healthy options to replace saturated fats, sugary bars and maida pasta at the recent Nutra India Summit. Here's my take.
I honestly don't look for a biryani to nail authenticity, because that is a very subjective thing. If it tastes great, bring it on. These are some of the biryanis in Bangalore that have lingered on in my mind long past their fragrance on my fingers.
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As Sameer Mushtaq wanders the famous gullies of Old Delhi, he meets the dedicated vendors who serve up the area's legendary, crowd-pulling street snacks.
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Saravana Bhavan is one of the world's largest chains of vegetarian restaurants. It has 33 branches in India and over 47 in another dozen countries. Its wide popularity has ensured that the chain does...
After my most recent visit to India, I started taking note of all the products I wanted that were missing from the shelves of local retail chains like Reliance Fresh, Big Bazaar, Nature's Basket and Hypercity. Below is a list consumer goods that I predict would fly off the shelves in India.
Earlier, women used to travel with their families only during the winter or summer vacations. A woman travelling solo was unheard of. But today more and more Indian women are keen on travelling and not necessarily with their families or friends.
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There's a self-imposed ban on these recipes for me. Because the first time I made them I ate so many that I had to police myself. These are gorgeous, highly addictive and the perfect dessert to bake for that someone special. You will have them eating out of your hands, literally.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today preside over the first meeting of the newly constituted National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog. According to reports, it is expected that he w...
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The Morning Wrap is Huffpost India's selection of interesting news and opinion from the day's newspapers Main News Amidst a public show of effusive bonhomie, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Presid...
U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended the Presidential banquet on Sunday evening at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. They were received by President Pranab Mukherjee. Prime Ministe...
Oh how much easier it would be to eat healthy if we had such innovative healthy options available! Fortunately we do have a huge variety available to us. The only difference is that they aren't marketed as being 'healthy' or covered in buzzwords like 'paleo-friendly' or 'vegan'. If you want to nourish your body, look no further than your local grocer:
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Main News Prime Minister Modi amplified the scope of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit to the international league by promising a hassle-free environment to the world’s industries to do business in India. Li...
Then there were the guilt pangs to deal with. Every food festival or food tasting would be followed by days of resigned melancholy. I would be furious with myself for allowing such indulgence. I would conclude all hope was lost and find respite in a bowl of chocolate chip ice cream topped with chocolate sauce perhaps.
Let us sit back and think for a moment about what we would do if people from the nearby slum complained of the rancid sights and smells left behind by our pets?
No matter how much you research for your trip, you will be offered temptations prompting you to change course. A hidden fort, a beautiful lake, apple plantations, a religious festival, marriages, local fairs--the more you ask around, the more to-dos will get added to your list.
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You can think of many adjectives to describe The Huffington Post and it almost always will be accurate for India as well -- vibrant, diverse, feisty, inclusive, wise and fun.
Future historians might consider Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision last week to settle a festering border dispute with Bangladesh as a statesman-like act of great significance, disproportionate to mere 37 square miles of land that it involves.