Not everyone in Mumbai is as enterprising or committed as the women of Hanuman Nagar. Nearly 20 per cent of slum-dwellers in a city where 60 per cent of the population lives in slums, have no access to toilets at all, according to a study by the Observer Research Foundation done two years ago. While the Swachh Bharat Mission guidelines say there should be a toilet seat for every 30 users, in Mumbai, there is just one toilet seat for 1,200 slum residents, according to the study. For most of their them, defecating in the open — typically along railway tracks — is the only available option. The BMC has committed to providing mobile toilets, and clean-up marshals who will police those defecating in the open. But, says Dinesh Mehta, Professor Emeritus at CEPT University, Ahmedabad, “In the full-service charter of sanitation, toilets are just the beginning.” Three of the main components, he says, are servicing toilets in a meaningful way, carrying waste water through … [Read more...] about A problem we can’t flush away
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Chef Sri Bala says that the tradition had started as a solution to preserve sacrificial meat. He explains, “In order not to waste meat, the excess used to be salted and preserved. Once it is dried, the meat becomes hard, like dried wood. While cooking, the excess saltiness in the meat is balanced with the addition of a lot of chilli powder and tanginess.” … [Read more...] about Care for some sun kebab?
The lockdown has driven many restaurants to shut, owing to the pressure of high rents, as well as a scarcity of staff who have not returned from their respective hometowns. “Smaller food businesses that were in the initial stages will find it very difficult to sustain after the lockdown; also dine-in is not possible for some time. Considering the various food delivery platforms we have in Hyderabad, operating from a cloud kitchen should help them survive,” says Rohan, adding, “In the kitchen, everyone is an innovator, a teacher and an artist, we all have a secret recipe yet to be discovered. India is blessed with cuisines that burst with flavours in every state. With BYK, people from any walk of life can establish a business, love their work, fulfil their potential and change the world around them for the better.” … [Read more...] about Rent a kitchen to keep your business going
At present, Nexans' production and operation in China has fully returned to normal. It will continue to increase investment in the country, as well as introduce advanced production lines, and integrate and reorganize advantageous assets and technologies, said Hueber. It will also enhance its supply chain's industrial value in both China and the rest of the world. … [Read more...] about China leads global efforts to spur trade
With India having committed to touring for a four-Test series in the Australian summer, Langer said Australia should allow its top players like Steve Smith and Pat Cummins to play in the IPL, even if it means they might miss the start of the domestic season. … [Read more...] about CA should allow Smith, Cummins play in IPL: Langer