Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
Powered by cricketnext logo
»
2-min read

Kolkata-Born Scientist Wins Great British Bake Off, Celebrates with Call to Mum, Glass of Milk

Dr Rahul Mandal is a research scientist, now based out of Rotherham, who took up baking only two years ago.

Shantanu David | News18.com

Updated:October 31, 2018, 11:00 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Kolkata-Born Scientist Wins Great British Bake Off, Celebrates with Call to Mum, Glass of Milk
Image: Twitter handle of British Bake Off
Loading...

If you’re supposed to add half a teaspoon of salt to make the perfect croissant dough, but you add three quarters a teaspoon by mistake, you’ll end up with something resembling a B-grade horror movie prop. It is this exacting nature of baking why many people say it is more art than science. Making a solid case for that argument then is the recent victory of an Indian scientist in the latest season of cult show, Great British Bake Off.

Dr Rahul Mandal is a research scientist, now based out of Rotherham, who took up baking only two years ago. Clearly, he’s on a roll, pun totally intended. He beat the other two finalists, Ruby Bhogal and Kim-Joy, after being tasked with baking doughnuts, then bread on an open fire, and finally creating an “edible landscape”.

The Guardian quoted Mandal saying, “Growing up in India we didn’t ever eat doughnuts, so I have never had one let alone made one. I watched the final with my parents, who are over from India, and friends and colleagues. It was very emotional but it was lovely to have the people who have helped me throughout my Bake Off journey watch it with me.”

What’s interesting is that all three finalists of the stolid sounding Great British Bake Off were of Asian ethnicities: two Indians and a Korean. It says much about Britain having becoming a truly multicultural society, despite its current political climate of isolation a la Brexit.

This was something picked up by several viewers of the show, who took to social media to celebrate the significance of the win as well as, of course, the whole unity in diversity thang.

Rahul, who gained major brownie points over the course of the show, due to his mama's boy nature and aww habits like having a glass of milk every morning, celebrated his victory with, what else, a glass of milk and a call to his mother. Score for Sanskar.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results