Rhitu Chatterjee appears in the following:
Thursday, March 23, 2017
When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
A new study of the dental plaques of three Neanderthals reveals surprising facts about their lives, including what they ate, the diseases that ailed them and how they self-medicated (and smooched).
Monday, February 27, 2017
New research calculates the greenhouse gas emissions involved in making bread, from wheat field to bakery. The vast majority of emissions come from one step in the process: farming.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Finding a job and building a life of their own can be a monumental challenge for people with developmental disabilities. But food work can be a good fit for many of them.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Turkeys aren't native to India. But these days in Kolkata, you can buy a turkey for your Christmas dinner. But cooking a holiday turkey can still send you on a surreal adventure.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
She'd come to the U.S. for grad school. She was lonely and homesick. Then came Thanksgiving.
Saturday, October 08, 2016
The good news: fewer hungry people around the world. The bad news: Increased consumption of processed foods is pushing up global rates of overweight and obesity.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
A recent study revealed the sugar industry's efforts 50 years ago to shape medical opinion on how sugar affects health. But today, scores of companies continue to fund food and nutrition studies.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Many Asian countries have a version of a multi-layered, milk-based snack called falooda. Now, a mother-daughter pair with roots in Myanmar have brought this global dessert to Washington, D.C.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Scientists have long assumed that farming began among one group in the Mideast. But a new study suggests a more diverse origin story.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
The food industry has long marketed highly processed products to kids with characters like Tony the Tiger. But similar tactics can also work to sway school kids to eat more vegetables, a study finds.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
That's brown on the outside, white on the inside. A recent episode of The Mindy Project led our writer to think about her identity as an Indian living in America.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Growing up in India, she was a fan of the dubbed-in-Hindi TV series. As a globetrotting adult, she is touched by the Disney movie version.
Monday, April 04, 2016
Some people say there shouldn't have to be such cars, that they put women on the periphery. I disagree.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Because really, Delhi's system does everything right that the nation's capital is doing wrong.
Friday, September 11, 2015
She was doing what a lot of people do — using her Facebook page to voice her opinion.
She didn't expect to be called a prostitute — and see her son attacked as well.
Preetha G. Nair, a 41-year-old single mother of a 12-year-old, lives in a small town in ...
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
India is in the midst of a war of sorts — a war over eggs. To eat them, or not to eat them. Actually, it's more about whether the government should give free eggs to poor, malnourished children.
It all began in late May, when Shivraj Chouhan, the chief minister ...
Monday, July 13, 2015
An Indian woman suffered through domestic violence for 20 years. Then she changed her life by going to school, but it wasn't to learn. It was to cook.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
A Super Bowl commercial for Nationwide Insurance shows an Indian American woman — none other than author and actor Mindy Kaling — trying to hail a cab in New York City. And it's not easy.
"After years of being treated like she was invisible, it occurred to Mindy Kaling ...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Her name is Priya and she is the star of a new graphic novel in India. After she is gang-raped, her family and neighbors shun her — but then a Hindu goddess grants her special powers.