Maanvi Singh

Maanvi Singh appears in the following:

Boston Chinese: A Fusion Food Cooked Up In A Melting Pot City

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Peking ravioli? Chow mein sandwiches? Bread as a standard side dish? There's a fascinating history behind Boston's unique spin on Chinese cuisine.


Ceci N'Est Pas Ice Cream (Actually It's Lard And Food Coloring)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A photo series exposes the cheats food stylists use to make dishes look so scrumptious in glossy magazines and cookbooks. Roasted meats are glazed with motor oil, and milk is replaced with glue.


How Potent Is That Pot Brownie? Dry Ice And A Blender Might Crack The Case

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Too much THC can land a person in the hospital. But testing pastries and candies made with marijuana can gum up lab equipment. One group of scientists thinks they've got a solution.


The Science Behind Baking Your Perfect Pie (Happy Pi Day)

Monday, March 14, 2016

Great pumpkin pie is elusive. You could end up with a soggy crust or a grainy filling. Reporter Maanvi Singh embarked on a months-long quest to crack the code for the ideal pie.


In Honor Of #InternationalWomensDay, A Playlist Of Ladies Who Rock

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

International Women's Day is a day to celebrate how much women have accomplished and to remember that gender equality is still a ways away.

It's a day to cherish and honor ladies who rock.

So what better way to pay tribute to the day than with a playlist featuring ...


What It'd Take To Save 10 Million Lives: Zinc, Bed Nets, $70 Billion

Monday, March 07, 2016

Attend any conference on global health or peruse the United Nations website, and you'll find some ambitious thinking. World leaders say they want to eliminate tuberculosis and malaria, end AIDS and ensure that every pregnant woman can get the medical care she needs. And they want all that to happen ...


Mom Inspires Daughter To Be A Doctor Who Really Makes People Better

Thursday, February 25, 2016

When Dr. Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu graduated from medical school, her mother told her, "OK, good. But you know it's not good to just be a doctor."

Umm, what?

"She, said, 'There's some doctors you go to and they don't make you better. I want you to be one of the doctors ...


Why Zika-Spreading Mosquitoes Love Feet And Ankles

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Aedes aegypti mosquitoes really suck — literally and figuratively.

They're really good at finding and sucking on human blood. Which especially sucks, because their inescapable, insidious little bites can infect people with the Zika virus as well as dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.

These buggers — like most mosquitoes ...


Rapping Doc With A Reggae Beat Tells Jamaicans How To Fight Zika Virus

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Jamaica has had only one confirmed case of the Zika virus, brought in by a traveler — and the government wants to keep it that way.

Last month, the government advised women to delay plans to become pregnant, since the the virus has been linked to the birth defect ...


Do You Know What 'Vector' And 'Endemic' Mean? We Can Help — Sort Of

Sunday, February 07, 2016

If you've been following the news about the spread of the Zika virus throughout Latin America, you've probably gotten lost in the jargon once or twice. What's a vector? A reservoir? What's local transmission — the opposite of express transmission?

So we went to the experts to help us wade ...


No Sex Please, We're Sleeping Sickness Parasites

Friday, January 29, 2016

The T.b. gambiense parasite is truly a menace. It causes African sleeping sickness — a disease that attacks the nervous system and brain, disrupting sleep, causing rapid mood swings and confusion, essentially driving people mad before it kills them.

Researchers have been studying the parasite for years, looking for ...


#SnowOuttaMyElement: Global South Emigres Recall Their First Flakes

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Last Friday, as the East Coast braced itself for the huge snow storm, we began to wonder how folks from places where it never snows were thinking about the crazy weather.

We asked readers from non-snowy parts of the developing world — and indeed from anyplace warm: What was your ...


When Warm Weather Refugees First Met Snow: Readers, Share Your Stories!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Here at Goats and Soda headquarters, we were discussing the huge snowstorm expected to hit D.C. this weekend when we remembered the one thing you won't find in much of the developing world (or the "Global South," as some call it): snow.

When my family first moved to the ...


Why Is Sexual Abuse Such A Problem With U.N. Peacekeepers?

Friday, January 15, 2016

Investigators discovered this month that United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic were paying girls at a camp for the internally displaced less than a dollar for sex. It's the latest of several such incidents plaguing the U.N. mission there — 22 other cases of alleged sexual abuse or ...


'East Los High' Isn't Just A Soapy Teen Drama — It's Also A Science Experiment

Monday, January 11, 2016

On any given episode of East Los High, the highly addictive teen soap on Hulu that just got a fourth season, you'll see love triangles and heartbreak, mean girls and bad boys, and some seriously skillful dancing. Think a Latino Degrassi meets Gossip Girl meets Glee.

Clocking in at ...


A Photographer Captures Extraordinary Moments Of Everyday Indian Life

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Photographer Steve McCurry has been frequenting — and documenting — India since 1978. His new book, Steve McCurry: India highlights the extraordinary moments of ordinary, everyday life across the subcontinent.

We caught up with the man most famous for his portrait of a fiery young girl in Afghanistan and ...


What Hashtagged In 2015? Periods, Refugees And Nigerians At Hogwarts

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

From the mundane to the bizarre, everything seemed to include a hashtag in global development this year.

There was #EarthtoParis for the climate change meeting in Paris. There was #WorldToiletDay for you guessed it. And there was #MugabeFalls, which helped turn Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe into a cheeky meme after ...


Our Most Popular Stories Of 2015: Back Pain, Periods And Taylor Swift

Thursday, December 31, 2015

It's been another year of reporting on deadly diseases and lifesaving cures, girls and boys, changes in the cultural and physical climate, goats and sodas. And once again we find ourselves reflecting on what a wild, wonderful world we live in.

Yes, we've seen the heartbreaking ...


A Cause For Cautious Celebration: Guinea Is Ebola-Free

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Guinea is set to celebrate with concerts and fireworks Wednesday, following the World Health Organization's announcement that the country is now officially Ebola-free.

On Tuesday, WHO declared that after two years and over 2,500 deaths, the Ebola epidemic in Guinea has officially ended. The announcement marks the passing of two ...


Could A New Berry-Flavored Pill Help Stop Childhood TB?

Monday, December 21, 2015

A six-month course of pills for tuberculosis can ward off lifelong disability or death. But children with TB have to take the same drugs as adults, and getting kids to swallow those large, foul-tasting tablets is no easy task.

So for global health groups — and parents around the world ...