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21kg Balapur Ganesh laddu sold for Rs 17.6 lakh in auction.

September 13 (India Today) - The Balapur Ganesh laddu was auctioned for Rs 17.6 lakh on Thursday in Hyderabad as Kolanu Ram Reddy - a local resident - emerged as the successful bidder, say reports. Around 19 people participated in the auction that was held ahead of the Ganesh idol immersion. For the gold-coated laddu that weighs 21kg, Reddy quoted...

The average person could be consuming 1,769 particles of plastic every week from water alone

You may be eating a credit card’s worth of plastic each week

June 17 (Reuters) - Plastic pollution is so widespread in the environment that you may be ingesting five grams a week, the equivalent of eating a credit card, a study commissioned by the environmental charity WWF International said on Wednesday. The study by Australia’s University of Newcastle said the largest source of plastic ingestion was drinking water, but another major source was shellfish,...

When people experience discomfort, foods that normally taste good do not appear as pleasant to the palate.

Meals taste better when you are seated

June 12 (Hindustan Times) - Food tastes better when you are sitting down, say scientists who found that holding a standing posture for even a few minutes prompts physical stress, muting taste buds. The research, published in the Journal of Consumer Research, looked specifically at how the vestibular sense, which is responsible for balance, posture and spatial orientation, interacts with the...

Dining at Doner & Durum Colombo

Dining at Doner & Durum Colombo

Colombo, March 19 (@serial.eaters #Instagram) - You guys asked us for a proper review of Doner & Durum, so we went by again! We had to wait a bit for a table (approximately 15mins) since it was a weekend night and all, & the place is quite small, but in my opinion, it was worth it! They don’t have much...

Brunching at the Grind Coffeehouse in Colombo

Brunching at the Grind Coffeehouse in Colombo

Colombo, Feb 18 (@SerialEaters #Instagram) - So, we’ve been seeing loads of brunch spots popping up all over the island. Almost all of them have incredible Instagram grids, with pics of food that honestly look way too good to eat. Having said that, the Grind’s Instagram feed is on a whole other level! It is gorgeous, and so, (not even...

How East Asian car makers have changed Chennai’s taste for food

How East Asian car makers have changed Chennai’s taste for food

Thanks to the presence of 10,000 Korean and Japanese expats, over 50 East Asian speciality restaurants are challenging the dominance of Dosai, Idli and vadai in Chennai. By Simrit Mahli/BBC Capital Chennai, February 12:: A decade before America discovered sushi, a restaurant in a small southern India coastal city, served sashimi from local whole tuna. This small Japanese oasis, called...

Lankan tea plantation companies grossly short change workers

Lankan tea plantation companies grossly short change workers

By Piyumi Fonseka/Daily Mirror Colombo, February 9: The salaries of Sri Lanka’s tea plantation workers are revised once in two years. The two-year Collective Agreement (CA) between Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) and the trade unions was to be renewed on October 15, 2018. The new agreement which was signed about two weeks ago was not published, as usual. Trade unions...

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