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A still from a video. A mother, a daughter, and a maid are coversing while working in the kitchen.
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Video Page: Khaney Mein Kya Hai?

The engaging and humorous short film Khaney Mein Kya Hai (What's to eat?) focuses on a seemingly mundane conversation between a newly-wed woman and her mother during the couple’s first visit after their honeymoon. As mother and daughter prepare lunch along with their domestic help, their discussion about food quickly turns into something else… We curate videos…
Various non-veg food items printed on a page of a book.

The Editorial: Food, Drink and Sexuality

“Beauty should be edible, or not at all.” ― Salvador Dalí A Google search with the keywords “food sexuality India” spills telling, though unsurprising, results: the pleasures of food are inextricably linked to the pleasures of sex. The common links could be sensory pleasure derived from looking, tasting, smelling, and touching, or from the fulfilment…
A close up photo of a bunch of clams

Interview: Food and Sexuality Via Email with Radhika Chandiramani

Radhika Chandiramani founded TARSHI in 1996. She is a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship for Leadership Development and the Soros Reproductive Health and Rights Fellowship. Radhika trained as a clinical psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) and is the author of the book Good Times for Everyone: Sexuality Questions, Feminist Answers.…
Still from a black and white Indian film, "Aurat" (1940). A mother with her three kids.

Issue In Focus: Food, Drink and Sexuality

I met Lamai[1] at a spa in Bangkok. She was eager to talk, and told me about her village eight hours to the north of Bangkok. Her father was a farmer who owned land. She had worked with him until she had finished school and moved to Bangkok to start college. When she was finishing…
Screenshot of a YouTube page. The video still shows a husband sitting at a dining table. His wife stands nearby, talking to him, pointing to a mixer kept on the table.

A Chicken Tikka Roll For Real Men

Bakasura Chicken Tikka Roll. 100% Wholesome. Made for Real Men. In the home delivery menu card of a local restaurant, this is the name and description of a particular meat-some delight. Bakasura was an asura of mythological fame. He ate like a demon, he was a demon, he ate people too. So people made a…
Sushi on a white plate.

Review: East Side Sushi (2015)

Time: 1hr 47min In English, Spanish and Japanese, with English subtitles "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." Virginia Woolf "If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart." Cesar…
Four cups of different flavoured teas kept in a row horizontally. Next to each is kept corresponding dry tea leaves.

Of Green Tea, Weight Loss, and Living As #PCOS4Ever

"You know, most healthy girls get this disorder if they don't lose weight easily," chimed my high school best friend whose mother had recently informed her of some disorder related to irregular periods that bothered so many girls around us. Of course, at age fourteen, my biggest worry was of having to live with regular…
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