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Single-origin honey is wowing palates and docs

Vanessa Viegas The term single-origin is typically used for teas, coffees, and chocolate. The idea is that their flavour is likely to be more pure, less adulterated, because their core ingredient comes from one, high-quality source. It’s hard to imagine how one would organise a single-origin honey. Bees can’t be told where to shop for pollen. But, single-origin honeys are …

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Fighting the good fight

Joining Asia’s best MMA academy Evolve, and then signing with Asia’s biggest MMA production, One Championship, Ritu chose a career much different from her sisters Babita, Geeta and Vinesh Karan Prashant Saxena Ritu Phogat had been following mixed-martial arts since she was young. Born into one of the most popular wrestling family in India, the Phogats, Ritu was bound for …

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Waiting for the next big thing

Cricket, or any sport for that matter, is brutally uncertain with a high failure rate but the BCCI cushions the fall of those who fail Amrit Mathur Almost 30 years back, speaking about the challenges every cricket administrator faces, Ali Bacher said three elements are critical for success: talent, goodwill and money. Ali, former player and captain of the national …

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A lathi story

Lathi-charge regularly made headlines during the colonial rule– and it continues to do so 72 years after Independence. A look at the use of the lathi over the years Manoj Sharma and Karn Pratap Singh When Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, visited Ghorghat village in Bihar’s Munger district in 1934, the villagers wished to gift him a lathi. …

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Take a poke at handmade tattoos

NATASHA REGO Katyani Jaswal, 24, was 10 when her brother got his first tattoo. She’s been plotting her own first ever since, but wanted it to be at the hands of someone she connected with. It would be ten years before she figured out that person could be herself. She first heard about hand poke tattoos in college, got tattoo …

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Beethoven’s ‘Immortal Beloved’

Luis Dias In my last column, we saw how NBA legend Kobe Bryant turned to Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) when he wanted to make a romantic gesture to his wife Vanessa. Beethoven’s music must have kindled many a romance since his death, close to two centuries ago. But Beethoven’s own love life was quite famously, a disaster, almost a ‘thema …

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The growing peril of drug-resistant superbugs

Priyanka Pulla In October 2019, Manoj Ghamandayan, 21, developed a fever. He then began having trouble breathing. Soon, Ghamandayan, from Haryana’s Jhajjar district, was admitted to Sunflag Global Hospital, Rohtak and diagnosed with dengue. The hospital hooked him to a mechanical ventilator to aid breathing, a catheter for draining urine, and a central line to pump medicines into his body. …

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Ranji’s power of giving, year after year

Ranji is a vast net that taps talent and provides it a platform to shine. Long criticised for being of low quality and uncompetitive, people now see merit where they earlier only noticed mediocrity Amrit Mathur The IPL grabs all attention but it is the unfashionable Ranji Trophy that fuels the growth of Indian cricket. India has the biggest (38 …

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From grief to glory

Javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra had been away from competitions for nearly eight months due to injury, but a throw of 83.90 metres in September 2018 at the 68th All India Inter-Services Athletics Championships in Jalahalli earned him the berth Karan Prashant Saxena In July last year, Neeraj Chopra expressed desire to participate at the World Athletics Championships after Athletics Federation …

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From grief to glory

Javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra had been away from competitions for nearly eight months due to injury, but a throw of 83.90 metres in September 2018 at the 68th All India Inter-Services Athletics Championships in Jalahalli earned him the berth Karan Prashant Saxena In July last year, Neeraj Chopra expressed desire to participate at the World Athletics Championships after Athletics Federation …

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