Sunday, Oct 02, 2022



Want to keep fruits fresh without refrigeration? Put a silk coating

May 07, 2016 3:28 pm

Fibroin, an insoluble protein found in silk, has a remarkable ability to stabilise and protect other materials.

Why you must think twice before biting into that 'fresh' apple

May 05, 2015 3:37 pm

From reports of pesticides injected into vegetables to chemical wax on apples to make them shine, in some sense it may be more apt to say we are what we don’t eat.

Mango mela in Pinjore from today

July 03, 2010 3:58 am

The two-day annual 19th mango mela will be organised at the Pinjore Gardens on July 3 and 4...

Calcium carbide in mangoes: civic body drive to crack the whip on erring vendors

May 24, 2010 5:15 am

Following complaints of the use of calcium carbide to ripen mangoes,the health department of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation collected samples of different varieties of the fruit from vendors.

Salad Days are Here

May 23, 2010 2:23 am

On a hot summer’s afternoon,it is only the humble salad that can come to your rescue.

HP to install anti-hail guns after apple season

May 23, 2010 12:06 am

The installation of country’s first anti-hail gun to save Himachal’s apple crop from natural calamities,mainly hail storms,has been delayed by at least two months.

Protection racket

April 24, 2010 12:35 am

For snivelling children and recalcitrant carnivores,requests that they eat five portions of fruit and vegetables every day have mostly fallen on deaf ears....

To promote vegetable farming,duo to revive ‘kirat lehar’

March 18, 2010 10:03 pm

One is a well-known lawyer and the other a poster boy progressive farmer of Punjab and together they want to revive the importance of kirat or working with hands back in the villages of Punjab.

Mango in winter: city goes bananas

December 29, 2009 4:34 am

On Wednesday,in the midst of winter,the city received a surprise gift — the Gultekdi market yard received several boxes of mangoes from a farmer in Karnataka,and the boxes were sold out in a few hours.

World's smallest citrus fruit now available in Britain!

December 03, 2009 3:29 pm

The world's smallest citrus fruit -- a third the size of its larger cousin at just four cms wide and two cms high -- is now available in Britain.