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January
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On taste

An etymological and gustatory exploration.

| Apr 25, 2013

Brideprice

A new translation of Manik Bandopadhyay's ‘Namuna’ by Madhusree Mukerjee.

| Apr 25, 2013

Eating on the islands

As times have changed, so has the Maldives’ unique cuisine and culture

| Apr 20, 2013

From jumia to Jumma

Shifting cultivation and shifting identities in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts.

| Apr 20, 2013

The pig-nama

On how the pig can be a great pet, and also a great meal

| Apr 20, 2013

The fast food frontier

In Nepal’s market, local entrepreneurship beats the multinational chains every time

| Apr 20, 2013

The imperial roots of hunger

From the British Raj to today, the dictates of global markets still deny millions in India the opportunity to feed themselves.

| Apr 20, 2013

Among the believers

An account from Varanasi, where bhang and thandai struggle to survive the onslaught of LSD and Coca-Cola.

| Apr 19, 2013

In cash or in kind?

A universal Public Distribution System would do better than direct cash transfers in solving India’s food-policy conundrum

In search of food sovereignty

Shifting the debate on the Public Distribution System.

| Apr 17, 2013

Farms, Feasts, Famines: web-exclusive package

Farms, Feasts, Famines: web-exclusive package

| Apr 17, 2013

Between loaf and halal

Sri Lanka tries to shake off entrenched practices that nationalists see as a threat to local food culture

| Apr 15, 2013

Disreputable cuisines

The politics of street food in India

| Apr 15, 2013

Ricefields

A first-time translation of the short story ‘Dhaan’ by Bengali writer Jyotirmoyee Devi

Some incidents related to what she saw at the Mona Lisa Apartments

‘In the last hours her prayers have taken the form of bargains: all that she can suffer offered in return for an end to her suffering.’

| Apr 02, 2013

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Translated excerpt from Dor Bahadur Bista’s Nepali-language novel ‘Sotala’.