The US-Italian team made the find in the ruins of ancient Lagash, northeast of the modern city of Nasiriyah in Iraq, which was already known to have been one of the first urban centers of the Sumerian civilization of ancient Iraq. Team finds primitive fridge, oven, benches for guests, around 150 serving bowls, evidence of eating, drinking, and even beer recipe inscribed on cuneiform tablet. A detailed analysis would need to be carried out on the samples taken during the excavations. Continue reading Iraq Dig Uncovers 5,000-Year-Old Pub Restaurant
Experts have figured out why flies have a knack for appearing when a can of beer or bottle of wine is enjoyed outside. Continue reading Why Do Flies Suddenly Appear Every Time You Open a Beer?
Any tribal festival is incomplete without the rice-beer called Handia, an indigenous alcoholic-fermented beverage. The indigenous peoples have inherited the process of preparing the drink from their forefathers as the craft passes on from one generation to the other since ages. Handia is prepared by mixing boiled rice with traditional fermenting inoculums. Continue reading Handia | Ancient Desi Fermented Drink
The world’s oldest paycheck has apparently been discovered and it was cashed in beer! Beer is one of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, possibly dating back to the early Neolithic or 9500 BC, when cereal was first farmed and is recorded in the written history of ancient Iraq and ancient Egypt. Continue reading The Oldest Paycheck Was Cashed in Beer
A small reunion of my school batchmates on the occasion of Shubho Bijoya. Continue reading Bijoya Sammilani-cum-School Reunion, Delhi, 2015