Submitted by Karthik on 6 March, 2013 - 23:31
Dr. Mohamed Babu of Mysore noticed something strange about the ants scurrying around on the floor of his kitchen: After drinking some spilled milk, their abdomens turned white. Realizing the insects’ bodies were transparent, he got an idea for a stunning set of photographs.
Submitted by Karthik on 9 February, 2013 - 12:47
If you're a vegetarian, you might be able to relate to some of these anecdotes in a BBC article subtitled, "What do vegetarians eat in a country where refusing meat is regarded as a sign of madness?". They include such doozies as:
In South Africa, requesting vegetables is like swearing at the wait-staff. One bewildered waiter told me haughtily, "But, vegetables is what food eats."
Submitted by Karthik on 28 August, 2012 - 23:43
The 'science of life' aka Ayurveda is now getting chic in India as well. According to this article on Livemint, some serious spin has been imparted to it "at Threesixty°, the buzzing world-cuisine restaurant at The Oberoi, New Delhi". Prior to being served, you are apparently 'sized-up' based on your build and personality which places you in one of the following categories:
Submitted by Karthik on 29 May, 2012 - 00:14
Recently, WSJ's Tripti Lahiri has blogged a couple of times on the legal status of the slaughter and consumption of beef in India. Apparently, the law directing states to protect the cow was (perhaps seemingly) enacted to organise agriculture and agriculture on modern and scientific lines.