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How to be a foodwize diner?

I’ve watched with some puzzlement the raging popularity of Bangalore’s newer purveyors of tiffin. The darshini, the Mumbai equivalent being the Udupi and that of Delhi, the Sagar, has an important place on the urban landscape, catering to those who must, by necessity, eat inexpensively. Much like st...

20.11.23 06:59 PM - Comment(s)
It is time to rebuild our food aptitude
It is time for us to contemplate how food education can be provided in a modern context and how we can rediscover our natural relationship with food, by building what we call our ‘food aptitude’.
08.05.23 04:03 PM - Comment(s)
Can purpose driven organisations scale and expand without compromising their purpose?
Purpose driven organisations need to grow and scale so they can have the greatest impact. Yet they are often at the cross road - can they scale without compromising their purpose?
30.04.23 05:30 PM - Comment(s)
Why we all need to be foodwize, now more than ever before. 9 steps to get there!
We have the power to secure the future of food and in turn, the future of the world. All we need to do is to make a few thoughtful changes in how we source and consume food.
10.04.23 05:48 PM - Comment(s)
Lessons I learnt as a farm intern

Several months ago, I wrote about the potential for eco-agri-culinary tourism in India, as a way to create greater economic opportunities for small scale agricultural communities by creating travel experiences rooted in local food cultures while also replenishing and protecting the natural envi...

21.10.22 06:34 PM - Comment(s)
Are we 'alive' to our senses when we eat?

Just a few months ago, I was standing up in front of a room of professors, fellow students and some friends, presenting the final paper of my program at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy. My paper was about the importance of unlocking the potential for culinary tourism in India, as a w...

22.06.22 04:34 PM - Comment(s)
Why we need eco-agri-culinary tourism in India

Imagine a little cottage in the Nilgiris biosphere reserve, atop a hill with breathtaking views of two shimmering lakes, lush tea plantations, carrot and potato farms. As you check in, one of the first things you’re told is to wake up early and peek out of the window to see the sun rise over the lak...

07.04.22 11:25 AM - Comment(s)
Understanding Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture – this is the 2nd goal of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For those less familiar with the UN SDGs, they are also called Global Goals and they were adopted by the United Nations in 2015,...

16.12.21 06:11 PM - Comment(s)
Realising the Right to Food

Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life – this is the widely accepted definition of food security emerging from the World Food...

29.11.21 04:03 PM - Comment(s)
Sustainability begins at home

Earlier this year, we were asked in one of our courses, ‘what has been your most sustainable food experience?’ After much deliberation, I concluded that it would be difficult, in fact, impossible for me to select just one. My love for food is rooted in my home, in India, i...

27.10.21 07:29 PM - Comment(s)