Issue Date: Jun 15, 2009
Meal times are on their way out
"YOU are what you eat." In no time in history does this aphorism hold more grain than now. At times, ours seems to be a nutrition-obsessed
civilization. In supermarkets, especially in middle-class neighbourhoods, buying food has become like conducting a scientific experiment.
Individuals spend hours looking at food packet labels counting carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins and gauging if the food is organic, natural or
holistic. A weekend newspaper supplement is incomplete without a section on health and nutrition.
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
Butterflies on the roof of the world is a vivid and engaging narrative of the author's rendezvous with the butterflies and moths in particular, and nature in general