Pack your bags, but take it slow

In the 1980s, a young Italian, Carlo Petrini, lover of all things local, organiser of a folk festival, food critic of a few Communist newspapers, decided to defend the food of the Italian mamas served in neighbourhood cafés against mass-produced American burgers. The opening up of a McDonald’s in the heart of Rome had given him a jolt. He had visions of Italians wolfing down mounds of bread when, so far, they had been doing quite well eating the slow-cooked pastas and polenta or spearing a steak with a knife and coaxing meat onto the fork.

India vs Austalia: KS Bharat called as Rishabh Pant’s cover for remaining ODIs – Reports

Young Andhra Pradesh wicket-keeper batsman KS Bharat has been called up as cover for Rishabh Pant for the remaining two ODIs against Australia. Rishabh Pant was ruled out from the 2nd ODI at Rajkot with a concussion. Pant had suffered a blow on his head while batting in the first ODI against Australia. He was unable to keep wickets in that match and KL Rahul had to don the gloves.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic the man to beat, again, at Melbourne Park

Gary Lineker’s celebrated quote that soccer is a simple game that “the Germans always win” might well be adapted to tennis and the inescapable dominance of Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open. For a tournament that has been thrown into some doubt by bushfire smoke in the leadup, a record-extending eighth Grand Slam title for the defending champion Serbian would hardly be a breath of fresh air for many fans at Melbourne Park.