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    ...A successful establishment serving food and alcohol can suddenly be made to shut shop by a ban on serving alcohol within 500 meters of a state of national highway, municipal department might just shut all the terraces on flimsy grounds or one state government might stop issuing alcohol licenses as its party is fighting state polls in another state on an anti-alcohol plank. If that is not enough, a government department might instruct you not to levy service charge despite providing impeccable service, advise on portion sizes to be served, teach you which ingredients to keep off your menus or tell you to let your toilets be used as public loos. Some state governments may just completely ban alcohol sending sales crashing and industry gasping for breath. With a daily risk involved in running a restaurant, an investment in this sector is nothing short of placing a bet. ...

    TOI on May 22, 2017, 12:23 p.m.

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    ...BJP party president Amit Shah though rather than being drawn into tu-tu main-main was on a three-day tour of Lakshadweep. This archipelago with almost a complete Muslim population contributes just one Lok Sabha seat and has no legislative assembly. BJP does not get more than 500 votes on this seat and over years has not even been able to make any inroads here. Yet Amit Shah made it a part of his southern outreach tour. With opposition is still busy in whataboutery asking loudly ‘what about’ crime and corruption in BJP ruled states or questioning EVMs, BJP is already campaigning for 2019. This new BJP team with PM Modi and party president Shah at the helm lives and breathes elections. And they want every seat to count for. Having cemented its position in Hindi heartland, Amit Shah is leaving no stone unturned to head south and emerge as a truly pan India party. ...

    TOI on May 20, 2017, 7:46 p.m.

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    ...This was exactly like the result of 2013 assembly polls in Delhi where AAP debuted with impressive 28 seats and caught everyone’s imagination. In 2013 though, AAP accepted and celebrated that verdict. It promised to work on its electoral politics, strengthen the party further and take its message to masses to get majority. The tone was of humility in 2013. And result of this sincerity was for all to see in 2015. In 2017, rather than celebrating its success in Punjab as a massive boost for party’s national ambition, AAP termed its own impressive show as a loss. Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal did not say Punjab has put it on a pedestal that very few new parties have been able to replicate. He came out and announced EVMs defeated him. The performance that should have enthused cadre to take on daunting electoral battles in and outside Delhi was left dejected. ...

    TOI on April 27, 2017, 12:54 p.m.


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    ...A part of their stay involved a gala dinner where these executives could sample the finest selection of wines and enjoy a tour to a bustling food hub nearby. The Supreme Court order banning alcohol within 500 metres of state and national highways made all preparations go awry. The Indian hosts are wondering how to tell their foreign guests at the last moment that they have been ‘banned’ from serving alcohol. The hotel manager explains the word ban freaks out a lot of travellers and causes irreparable damage to an establishment’s reputation. The order’s intention is to curb drunk driving endangering lives on roads. The 500 metres distance is said to act as a deterrent to those driving while drunk or buying a drink on the go. While no one doubts the earnest intentions of the apex court and every citizen welcomes safer roads, the approach could have been different. ...

    TOI on April 6, 2017, 2 a.m.

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    ...What followed was an endless narration of drinks and dinner next to historical monuments or having them as a backdrop. A deafening silence followed when asked if anyone has ever had a drink or a meal next to Gateway of India, the India Gate, Red Fort, Taj Mahal or Qutub Minar. Similarly, while instances of having enjoyed a wine and cheese platter at street cafés across the world were aplenty, people at the party thought long and hard when asked if they ever sipped wine while watching traffic go by in India. It isn’t as if our cities lack heritage sites. Nor are we devoid of world class concept restaurants. What we are devoid of are ideas of how to promote ourselves to the new age traveller. ...

    TOI on Dec. 24, 2016, 2:41 a.m.