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Food Stories: Chai garam chai!

At the dawn of the 20th century, the people of the subcontinent were mostly unaware of the art of tea-making. Published May 19, 2015 04:29pm

Food Stories: Qima

Persian cooks discovered that mincing and pounding was a far easier way of dealing with tougher cuts in warm climates. Updated May 12, 2015 10:17pm

The accused is famous...

It's not surprising that Salman Khan has been shown leniency by the courts; an unspoken right of the prestigious. Published May 09, 2015 02:39pm

Food Stories: Zarda

This simple sweet rice delight fell in the premium 'sufiyana' class of cuisines during the Mughal era. Updated May 05, 2015 06:39pm

Food Stories: The cutlet

The modern day cutlet may have been a fusion of the western meat breaded cutlet and the vegetarian aloo tikki. Published Apr 28, 2015 04:12pm

Aishwarya, we expected better

Celebrities like Aishwarya wield huge amounts of influence and have a responsibility to vet the brands they endorse. Updated Apr 24, 2015 03:06pm

I come in peace …

NFP recounts some rather curious occurrences in Europe as a South Asian man arriving from a bellicose Muslim country. Updated Apr 23, 2015 02:22pm

Karachi’s Avatar

Karachi has been home to a long, red history of communists. Avatar Hangal is one of them. Updated Apr 21, 2015 05:15pm

Food stories: Banoffee pie

A biscuit and butter crust with caramel, bananas and whipped cream, just one more thing the British got right. Updated Apr 21, 2015 03:39pm

Angels of the fall …

A look at the tragic fall of some of Pakistan's finest, established and emerging stars. Updated Apr 17, 2015 01:29pm

Food Stories: Karhi

Karhi was born in the deserts of Rajasthan, where water was scarce and food was mostly milk, yogurt or ghee-based. Updated Apr 15, 2015 12:58pm

Food Stories: Achar Gosht

The region of north Punjab is believed to have helped evolve this tangy dish. However, Hyderabad lays a claim to it too. Published Apr 07, 2015 05:57pm