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Food and culture

“Food Is Love”: Remembering Nora Ephron and ‘Julie & Julia’ (The Ringer)

How Madhur Jaffrey Changed Indian Home Cooking in the West (Food 52)

The Man Who Spoke ‘Game of Thrones’ Into Existence (The Ringer)

Why Haven't You Heard of India's Julia Child? (TASTE)

How the Dosa Came to Stand in for South India on American Menus (Eater)

I Grew Up Eating This Common Indian Vegetable. Now It's a Wellness 'Superfood.' (Healthyish/Bon Appetit)

Far From Home, Dad's Egg Curry Is the One Thing I Didn't Know I'd Miss (Food52)

The Best Balsamic Vinegars, According to People Who Use a Lot of It (The Strategist/NYMag.com)

How Beauty Brands Turned Desserts Into A Marketing Tactic (Nylon)

The Best Olive Oils, According to People Who Consume a Lot of It (The Strategist/NYMag.com)

When an Unexpected Stopover in Milan is Not Good News (Roads & Kingdoms)

Rasam Is Southern India’s Peppery Comfort Food (TASTE)

India's Complicated Love Affair With Pickles (Vice Munchies)

How a novice cook became one of India’s most popular food bloggers and a published author (Scroll.in)

India

Everything You Need to Know About Holi, India’s Festival of Color (AFAR)

Rise of the Tigress: Why Now Is the Time to See India’s 200-Year-Old Tiger Festival (AFAR)

How a caste reference in his 2009 book has come back to haunt Kancha Ilaiah (The Hindustan Times)

Are Bengaluru sparrows migrating to its international airport? (Scroll.in)

How artist Ravinder Reddy's sculptures depict women and their sexuality (The Hindustan Times)

What happens when some of India’s biggest artists display their work in a tech park? (Scroll.in)

'I do my own thing': Artist Jatin Das explains what makes his work so distinct (Scroll.in)

The Miss Africa Bangalore pageant breaks racist stereotypes (Scroll.in)

Turning GoT theories into safety tips: Bengaluru police’s social media feed has swag (The News Minute)

Personal Essays

The Election Stole My Wedding Dress Shopping Joy (A Practical Wedding)

The Way I Learned French (Or Something)

I’m afraid for the day Paul McCartney will die (Or Something)

DNAinfo New York

Red Hook Transfer School's Cheerleading Team Is Only for the 'Tough'

Race and Class Issues Surface at Brooklyn School Rezoning Town Hall

4 Things For Couples to Know If They're Delaying Marriage to Buy a Home

Bar Owner Sunny Balzano Remembered for 'Light' He Brought to Red Hook

Midwood Orthodox Community Grieves Death of 7 Children in Sabbath Fire