Did you know your whiskey can expire
Did you know your whiskey can expire

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Ashish Walter
Indulging in whisky is a leisurely affair, quite distinct from the time-sensitive nature of wine consumption. Unlike wine, there’s no rush to finish an opened whisky bottle within a set timeframe. Yet, a pertinent question arises: Does whisky have an expiration date, especially after you’ve poured your first dram and returned it to the confines of your bar cabinet? In brief, yes, whisky does have a shelf life after being opened, contingent on the level of liquid remaining in the bottle. The interaction of whisky with oxygen triggers oxidation, ultimately leading to its expiration. The volume of whisky in the bottle plays a crucial role, with a fuller bottle minimizing the ingress of oxygen, and preserving the spirit, whereas an emptier bottle increases the risk of oxidation. The longevity of an opened bottle of whisky is intricately tied to its fill level. If the bottle is at least half-full, the whisky remains enjoyable for one or two years. However, as the liquid depletes, with only a quarter or less remaining, the expiration clock accelerates to around six months, as per insights from The Tasting Table. Upon unsealing, the alcohol content can decrease due to ethanol evaporation, altering the taste profile. For example, the extended exposure of rich, peated scotch whiskies to air diminishes their intensity over time.
Horror stories of food adulteration in India go viral
Horror stories of food adulteration in India go viral

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Ashish Walter
An X user's post on how detergent was used to make milk look whiter and frothier has opened Pandora's box on social media with several other users joining in to share their experiences with adulterated food. It all started when an entrepreneur Ram (@ramprasad_c) -- who was into manufacturing liquid detergent -- recalled what one of his sales executives told him in 2005. "On food safety in India, here is a story that shocked me. Many years ago, I launched a new liquid detergent while working at a large company. One of the sales guys came up to me and said, he’d have sold a lot more if the fragrance wasn’t so strong," Ram wrote. When asked if any customer had given any feedback regarding the fragrance, the sales executive said that a lot of people bought liquid detergents to add to milk. Apparently, it made the milk look whiter and frothier. He also claimed that a rival company had a similar product with a mild fragrance and that such customers preferred to use it instead. "I told the guy we aren’t changing the product. I stopped consuming lassi, and yoghurt from those markets after that," Ram said. Another X user shared a similar incident with a friend's peanut candy manufacturing unit. "One of my friends was running a peanut candy factory and the cook who turned out temporarily for work in the place of the permanent one, used to make more peanut candies which were much crispier... On enquiry, my friend came to know that this new cook was adding dishwash liquid to the raw mixture of candies before cooking and that's what made them crispier and the production volume too was higher," wrote Rocky Bhai
Can energy drinks cause heart attacks?
Can energy drinks cause heart attacks?

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Shefali Dhiman
Researchers at Mayo Clinic found a possible link between energy drink consumption and sudden cardiac arrest in individuals with genetic heart conditions. They studied 144 survivors of cardiac arrest, noting seven cases where patients had recently consumed energy drinks. While not proving causation, the study urges caution, especially for at-risk individuals.
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Yummo Ice Creams responds after Mumbai doctor finds human finger in cone
Yummo Ice Creams responds after Mumbai doctor finds human finger in cone

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Ashish Walter
Brendan Ferrao, a Mumbai-based doctor 26-year-old resident of Malad, made the alarming discovery when he bit into the ice cream and felt something unusual in his mouth. The incident occurred on Wednesday night when Ferrao's sister ordered three ice creams—two mango-flavoured and one butterscotch—via a quick commerce platform. After her brother discovered the severed human finger embedded in the ice cream cone, the sister immediately contacted the police. Yummo Ice Creams responded, stating, “We have stopped manufacturing at this third-party facility, isolated the said product at the facility and our warehouses, and are in the process of doing the same at the market level. Product quality and safety being our highest priority, we were in process to address the situation. Meanwhile, the matter was escalated, and an official police complaint was filed by the customer."
moneycontrol
24k yearly deaths linked to brain tumors
Mumbai doctor reports over 24,000 deaths yearly from brain tumors

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Shefali Dhiman
World Brain Tumour Day, observed on June 8, raises awareness about brain tumours. India reports 40,000 to 50,000 cases annually, with 20% affecting children. Dr. Vivek Patel, a neurosurgeon, explains that brain tumours can be benign or malignant, affecting brain function and requiring prompt attention.
Mumbai live
Man sneezed-coughed-then colon fell out
During breakfast at a US diner, a man coughed and sneezed, causing his colon to protrude from his body

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Shefali Dhiman
A 63-year-old man experienced dehiscence, a rare surgical wound reopening, while coughing at a Florida restaurant. His colon protruded from the incision, prompting hospitalization. Surgeons successfully repaired the wound, and he recovered after a six-day hospital stay. Dehiscence, occurring in 3 out of 100 abdominal surgeries, is more common in the elderly and can be fatal.
Deccanherald
Shanishwara Temple in Karnataka Helps Devotees Get Rid of Alcohol Addiction
Shanishwara Temple in Karnataka Helps Devotees Get Rid of Alcohol Addiction

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Nazar Abbas
The concept that an individual suffering from alcoholism can overcome it by swearing an oath in the name of God is the reason behind the recent media attention around the Shri Shanishwara Temple Ajri (Chonamane).
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5 trekkers die of extreme cold stranded atop hill in Uttarakhand
5 trekkers die of extreme cold stranded atop hill in Uttarakhand

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Ashish Walter
At around 4 pm on Tuesday, a group of 22 trekkers from Karnataka and Maharashtra found themselves stranded at the Kufri top due to extremely bad weather, while coming back from the Sahastra Tal Trek. They began the trek on May 29 and were scheduled to be back by June 7. The Uttarkashi and Tehri Disaster Management Centre was alerted about the incident. Soon after, the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams were sent for rescue and relief to the Kush Kalyan base camp, where the trek commenced. Nine of the 22 trekkers were rescued, while 13 remained stranded on Kufri Top. Of those left on the hill top, five died of extreme cold weather. The rescue operations have been halted for now due to rough weather conditions. Five trekkers died of extreme cold stranded on top of a hill at an altitude of 15,000 feet on the Uttarkashi-Tehri border.
https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/uttarakhand-trekkers-killed-extreme-cold-stranded-atop-hill-dead-injured-2549572-2024-06-05
Best Gut Health-Boosting Foods For Summer
Best Gut Health-Boosting Foods For Summer

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Shefali Dhiman
Summer offers an abundance of gut-friendly foods. Yogurt, kefir, kimchi, and sauerkraut are rich in probiotics. Berries, leafy greens, garlic, and ginger support gut health. Watermelon and cucumber hydrate and aid digestion. Enjoy these fresh options daily for a smooth-running digestive system and overall well-being.
NDTV
Amul Hikes Milk Prices By Rs 2 Per Litre
Amul raises milk prices by Rs 2/litre across all types; cites cost increase

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Shefali Dhiman
Amul milk prices have risen by Rs 2 per litre nationwide, effective June 3. This translates to a 3-4% increase in MRP, below average food inflation. Prices for various variants like buffalo and cow milk now range from Rs 30 to Rs 68 per 500 ml or one litre pouch.
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