Sunday, June 21, 2020

Coronavirus Given Indian ‘Foodies’ Chance To Become Genuine ‘Food Lovers’

By Ahssanuddin Haseeb

The pandemic has bared the vulnerability of our food sources. This is one of our best shots to hit reset on what and how we eat.

Food is our most frequently indulged pleasure. Yet what’s on the plate goes beyond taste and texture. It’s about politics and culture. It’s about supply chains and climate change. It’s about nutrition and health outcomes. It’s about the working conditions and living standards of farmers. Sure, it’s about trendy pop-ups and exciting food trucks. But it’s also about crop-destroying cyclones and locust swarms.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

#DeccaniCuisine - The Hyderabadi Dish Chakoliyan Or Sutriyan

By Ayman Baseer
A very famous Hyderabadi dish made from fresh or leftover Rotis, Phulkas, or chapati. It basically is cooked in 2 cups of water with main Ingredients including Mutton, Ginger garlic paste Red chili powder, Tomatoes, Green chili, few coriander and mint leaves, Yogurt Lemon & Garam masala powder.
*Leftover Parathas – 12 – 15 (keep storing leftover parathas in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you have the required number you need)
*Onion – 1, chopped
*Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
*Tomato – 2, chopped
*Red chili powder – 2 tsp
*Salt – 2 tsp
*Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
*Lamb meat with or without bones – 1 pound
*Roasted cumin seed powder – 3/4 tsp
*Mixed Vegetables: Green Bell Pepper, Brocolli – 3/4 cup, chopped
*Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp, finely chopped
*Fresh Lemon juice

A New Mango Variety 'Azam-us-Samar' Makes Hulchal In Hyderabad Markets

Don’t fret about the mango season ending soon. Some rare varieties are set to delight your palate. After almost going extinct, a mango variety, Azam-us-Samar, rumored to be a favorite of Queen Victoria, is making a reappearance in Hyderabad through a boutique farm Ar4 Organic Mangoes, owned by Arifa and Md Rafee.

The 21-acre mango farm at Yadagirigutta not only grows Azam-us-Samar but also the Jehangir variety that is fabled to be emperor Shah Jahan’s favorite mango variety from the Deccan.

A 'New Working Space' Launched For 'Creative Entrepreneurs' Of Hyderabad

The Chalet Social, a member access co-working space in Hyderabad looks to welcome creative entrepreneurs, with COVID-19 hygiene protocols. In mid-2019, a spacious bungalow in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, welcomed visitors with its multi-pronged approach. Called The Chalet, it positioned itself as a multicultural center with opportunities for co-working space, performing art events, workshops, a cafe, and a sprawling retail area stocking labels that specialized in sustainable goods. 

#CoronaUpdate: Are Temperature Checks A Good Test For Coronavirus?

By Sarah Williams
Some shops and hair salons are introducing temperature checks to see if customers have a fever. We’re here to guide you through the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up to the Life newsletter for daily tips, advice, how-tos, and escapism.
As shops, hair salons and tourist attractions prepare to reopen, many people are wondering how they plan to keep customers safe.
John, for example, is installing hand sanitizing facilities around stores, in addition to signage telling people to keep two meters apart. It will have frequently cleaned touchpoints, too, including basket handles, lift buttons, door handles, and chip and pin payment devices.
Some stores are planning to implement temperature checks at entrances using so-called “thermometer guns” to see if customers have a fever – one of the symptoms of coronavirus. The devices measure the heat coming from the surface of a person’s body.

#KhanaKhazana: 'How Corona Era Snatched My Joy Of Home-Delivered Food?'

By Asma Khatoon
Cooking is an essential life skill, never quite cut through to me before these few months. It was almost as if another life began for me during the Corona lockdown.
The virus came into my life on a March afternoon. Wrapped in an app alert, it reached the gates of my adjacent society. The RWA (Residents Welfare Association) of mine sprung into action. The first casualties of this pandemic were those delivery boys. The gates of my society were locked. We were told only essentials will be delivered. But for a person whose kitchen has never seen more cooking than bread being toasted, what does that word 'essential' even mean? I found out, with a heavy heart, that it did not involve takeaway food.
Takeaway food, that came riding pillion on a bike and was delivered with the occasional smile, had come to be my sustenance in this big city. Zomato, Uber Eats, Swiggy, Foodpanda. The delivery apps were many. They all had one thing in common: the gift of choice. Cuisines, dishes, so much to choose from.

#OpEd: Appropriation Bill Imbroglio In Andhra Pradesh A Blow To Polity

By Dr. Shelly Ahmed
The Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, while commenting on the performance of duties, had once said, "The true source of right is a duty. If we all discharge our duties, rights will not be far to seek. If leaving duties unperformed, we run after rights, they will escape us like will­o'-the­wisp, the more we pursue them, the farther they will fly."
The imbroglio in the AP Legislative Council over the passing of the Appropriation Bill leading to sine die adjournment without even introduction of the Bill comes as a body blow to our polity. Does any government or its Opposition, for that matter, have a right to stretch its political agenda to such an extent that it buries its duty towards the citizens' fathoms deep?

#ShareTheLoad #MultiplyLove: An Alarm To Make The Society 'Wake Up' For #ShareChoresMultiplyLove

Ariel encourages men to #ShareTheLoad to make home an equal space 
so that women can have #ShareChoresMultiplyLove.
It's not a surprise that in India about 71% of women sleep less than their husbands due to household chores. In the pursuit to excel in her career and also bring the best for her family, a woman usually compromises on her time to sleep to be able to do everything. It is no surprise that women end up being overworked with an acute lack of proper sleep.
In the outside world where men and women play equal roles in their professional lives, ironically do not manifest the same equality at home. When a man and woman come together to make a home for themselves, often the mental onus to keep the household in place scouts down to the women. As a result, women tend to overstretch their days to finish off the errands before and after their day jobs #ShareChoresMultiplyLove that leave them sleep-deprived.
When men of the household do not share equal responsibility, it directly impacts something as basic as rest for women. Ariel with its latest initiative encourages men to come forward and #ShareTheLoad to transform the household into an equal space because equality comes not just by sharing lives but also by sharing responsibilities so that women can have justified with love and affection.
Over the years emerging as an enabler for change, Ariel has championed the discourse of gender equality at households with its multiple #ShareTheLoad initiatives. Year on year, in its persistent effort to avert the gender prejudices at home, Ariel with its conversations around gender discourses, has, by all means, turned into a solution based movement to bring about a change in society.
Fast forward to the year 2020, addressing the often overlooked subject of sleep equality, Ariel has once again brought us back to identify, address and take an assured action against gender inequality in the domestic space, this time by highlighting the reality of #ShareChoresMultiplyLove. With increasing conversations and a resolute persistence, the participation of men in domestic chores has gone up with time. Most men who are starting out on their journey of taking over responsibilities agree that doing the laundry is the simplest way to set a foot forward towards an equal tomorrow.
Ariel has always been at the forefront of championing equality through its #ShareTheLoad initiative that started in the year 2015 with a pressing question, "Is laundry only a woman's job?". Furthering the cause, the initiative also created a movement called, "Dads Share The Load" in 2016 and then questioning "Are we teaching our sons what we have been teaching the daughters" in 2018 before coming back with yet another powerful subject #EqualSleep this season in 2020.
Making the movement actionable this year around, Ariel is encouraging men to take a credible step towards change by being equally involved in household chores even if that means starting out with the easiest one- #ShareTheLaundry.
#innlive appreciates the initiative taken by Ariel for being a facilitator of change by sparking a conversation, propelling a movement and mobilizing men of the household to pull up their socks and take action towards gender equality at home.

‘I will #ShareTheLoad and help in household chores in association with Ariel India and BlogAdda‘ #innlive