Sharma allays fears that sustainable bartending is complicated, a view held by most people she says. “It is not all about using decompose straw and stirrer sticks. It is about ethically sourcing all the ingredients used in making cocktails; for instance, using local tonic water that helps reduce the carbon footprint, and using locally-sourced ingredients and products. Replace Maraschino cherry, which comes from Croatia and is used for garnish, with a local variety.” … [Read more...] about Quarantine cocktails: Forage in your pantry to spice up a ‘sustainable’ drink
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Road to Credit Guarantee CorporationThe government formed a working group comprising custodians of the nationalised banks. In its report, the group said while the objective of giving loans to neglected areas was noteworthy, it will also lead to risks for the banking system. The best way would be to pool these risks and cover them under a common guarantee scheme. To avoid moral hazard, guarantees would be capped at 75 percent of the losses so that banks do proper loan appraisal. The guarantee fee was pegged at 0.25 percent of the loans, open to review. Interestingly, the government credit guarantee scheme had a fee of 0.1 percent for SSIs. … [Read more...] about Credit guarantees of 1970s make a comeback
In February as the world began to shut down, Devidayal got together with Chef Amninder Sandhu — the woman credited with making Arth and slow cooking a phenomenon in Mumbai — to launch a home delivery-only brand, Iktara. “We are working on a brick-and-motor project, but we decided to launch the home delivery brand first since we had the infrastructure and the time was right. The idea is to deliver great Indian comfort food to homes across the city.” … [Read more...] about Riding COVID-19 storm: Restaurants rewrite home delivery rules with special menus, DIY kits
Sweden has largely remained open while most of the countries observed an overall shutdown of business. Opting for the rather controversial approach of keeping restaurants, schools and parks open for public (while banning gatherings of more than 50 people and shutting museums), Sweden’s Chief Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said that the country is focusing on long-term sustainability over drastic short-term tactics. In fact, Sweden’s ambassador to the United States said last month that the capital of the Nordic country, Stockholm, could reach Herd Immunity in May. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?