June 22, 2012

Moti Mahal Delux New Restaurant Opened in Aashima Mall Bhopal

Bhopal,  June 2012: Famous all over the world for its tandoori chicken, butter chicken, and even many vegetarian dishes, Moti Mahal Delux restaurant opened in Aashima Mall, Hoshangabad road, here today.

The new outlet at Aashima Mall, with a seating capacity for nearly 100 people, will cater the rich ethnic North Indian food of the legendary Moti Mahal to the people in Bhopal.

The grand opening was graced by Ms. Krishna Gaur, Mayor, BMC, Bhopal along with Ravi Jaisinghani, Franchisee owner of Moti Mahal Delux Bhopal, Directors of Aashima Mall, several other esteemed guests and VIPs.

The venue was flocked with admirers and people who wanted to taste the succulent, famous dishes of Moti Mahal Delux. The dishes that can be tried consist of a wide range of starters, main course meals including the Moti Mahal signature dishes, great thalis, kebabs, and irresistible desserts. It is undoubtedly a great dining experience to quench ones taste for Indian food. The ambience is a blend of what is expected out of an ethnic Indian restaurant.

Ms.Krishna Gaur, Mayor, BMC, Bhopal looked quite pleased with the whole ambience of the restaurant. “It is great to witness the opening of such a famous restaurant in Bhopal. It has the perfect atmosphere for a family-quality time.”

Monish Gujral, CMD, Moti Mahal Restauants shared his views and vision for Moti Mahal by saying "This cuisine is a tradition to follow, a culture to preserve and a legacy to inherit. We are very happy to bring the nearly hundred year tradition of Moti Mahal to Bhopal." Grandson to Shri Kundan Lal Gujral, Monish has always been passionate and extremely creative about Indian culinary. He added "We will be dispatching the best of our services and management team to maintain the taste and trust of Moti Mahal Delux."

Ravi Jaisinghani, Franchisee owner of Moti Mahal Delux Bhopal“A good location for a fine dining restaurant can prove to be a major aspect in the success of the restaurant. Aashima Mall, the new shining star of Bhopal, is the perfect place to have this restaurant, given the huge residential catchment around this mall. Moti Mahal will add to the ever increasing variety being offered to the patrons of Aashima Mall."

Jaisooraj Nambiar, Director, Aashima Mall, said “Moti Mahal Delux is a brand name which is not only famous in India but also overseas. And, we are very happy to have our name attached to their brand name. We look forward to bring many more famous brand names to the people of Bhopal.”

T Anupam, Chief Executive, Lotus Pi Mall Advisory of Aashima Mall, Said "Of all the malls that we have worked with so far across India,  Aashima mall is special, as the menu is very diverse and not repetitive. The center will also serve as a great community space where patrons can come and spend valuable time with their families. There are many occasions for patrons to participate in events and festivals where they can have lots of fun and win prizes. Aashima Mall will organize regular activities and events for women, youth & kids to make an emotional connect with the community."

June 21, 2012

'Six out of 10 Britons regularly wake up in a bad mood'

London, Jun 21 (PTI) A UK study has found that on an average at least two mornings every week one wakes up in a grumpy mood which makes it over 6,000 such days in a lifetime.

Six out of ten Britons regularly wake up in a bad mood, according to a research in the UK.

The study found that on an average, at least two mornings a week are blighted by black moods. That equates to 6,292 strops over the course of a lifetime.

The biggest cause for grumpiness is a bad night's sleep, followed by a heavy workload to face in the office.

One in ten admitted they were "shattered" when they woke up, while another 10 per cent said work issues made them stroppy in the mornings, the Daily Mail reported.

One in four of those polled by Triton Showers said they automatically woke up in a grumpy mood, often for no reason.

Triton spokesman Tina Simpson said: "Waking up in a foul mood is something we can all relate to, but over 6,000 mornings of our lives ruined by a shocking mood does sound rather high."

"Many families will be able to relate to all the grumbles that are in this list, such as queuing to get in the bathroom, having no milk for a hot drink and waking up to bad weather," she said.

But it's not all doom and gloom, with nearly half of the 2,000 adults polled said their first tea or coffee of the day made them feel automatically better.

A hot shower also lifts a third of the people from the dark mood, but 21 per cent said a colder, refreshing shower was more likely to do the trick.

Of the 2,000 adults polled 14 per cent said bathroom politics was a problem in their household and 16 per cent said there was always a race to the bathroom.

Nearly half of those surveyed said they took their bad mood out on their partner, although one in four said their kids bore the brunt of it.

A brave one in ten said they always took out their bad mood on their boss.

But the black mood doesn't last long with most people saying their frostiness had thawed by 8:15 in the morning.

Three in ten said a bright sunny morning automatically lifted their spirits.

And surprisingly 26 per cent of people said their mood improved once they got to work.

An alligator in the bathroom of a UK home!

London, Jun 21 (PTI) Police raided a secluded house in the UK in search for cannabis but to their surprise found a giant 8ft long alligator splashing around in the bathroom.

The potentially lethal American reptile was found wriggling and snapping in a bath when officers went to the address after uncovering a cannabis factory at a nearby property.

It is believed the alligator had been bought from a dealer before being taken to the 125,000 pound three-bed house in Runcorn, Cheshire.

Officers also found a king cobra, three monocled cobras and a rattlesnake during searches of the reptile dealer's shop in neighbouring Warrington, the Daily Mail reported.

In the first raid at another house in Runcorn, police seized a poisonous snake while uncovering a cannabis factory in an upstairs bedroom.

Officers seized around 60 plants and equipment for heating and lighting the plants and a number of tanks housing snakes in the property.

Cheshire Police said yesterday that a 33-year-old man was arrested in Widnes on suspicion of cultivating cannabis, abstracting electricity and possessing dangerous wild animals.

He was released on police bail pending further enquiries.

"This operation was initiated by information we received from members of the community. We were concerned for the safety of the public, so swift and decisive action was taken," Inspector Dave Gordon said.

"The animals were seized as part of a joint operation involving local police, Halton Borough Council staff, wildlife officers and reptile experts. Some of the animals seized are extremely dangerous, indeed potentially lethal," he said.

"They have been taken to a safe location where they will remain for the time being in the care of reptile specialists," he added.

A search of a business premises in Widnes revealed some minor breaches of legislation under the Pet Animals Act that were dealt with by Halton Borough Council staff.

But during the search at the house in Runcorn, officers found the alligator, a snake and other reptiles.

The alligator, classified as a dangerous and wild animal, was removed from the property by the council using its powers under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act.

Eat less meat to save planet, researchers say

London, Jun 21 (PTI) Want to save the planet? Then cut down your meat intake by half to prevent global warming caused by agriculture, scientists say.

Researchers at the Exeter University in the UK have suggested that eating less meat, particularly beef, recycling more waste and devoting more farmland to crops which can generate biofuels are essential if the world is to combat climate change.

Failure to make our farms more efficient would leave us unable to feed the growing world population and potentially lead to an ecological disaster with ever more dangerous levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, they warned.

Drawing up models of how changes in our diet could impact on farming by 2050, the researchers found that a "high-meat, low-efficiency" situation would increase the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by 55 parts in a million.

In contrast, a "low-meat, high-efficiency" scenario would lower carbon dioxide levels by 25 ppm -- enough to keep the rise in global temperature below the two-degree threshold which is seen by climate experts as the maximum "safe" increase, the Daily Telegraph reported.

This would mean reducing the average world meat consumption down from 16.6 per cent to 15 per cent of our daily intake of calories to about half of the meat we currently eat.

This would mean that despite the expected global population increase to 9.3 billion by 2050, less farmland would be required for livestock and more could be used for the growth of bio-energy crops.

Although they are not as efficient energy sources as fossil fuels, plants absorb carbon from the atmosphere meaning they would have an overall benefit in tackling global warming, according to the study in the Energy and Environmental Science journal.

Tom Powell, who led the project, said: "Our global agricultural system is so inefficient that we harvest about a quarter of everything that grows on the land, but only about seven to eight per cent of what we harvest ends up as food, so there are huge losses there.

"By focusing on making agriculture more efficient and encouraging people to reduce the amount of meat they eat, we could keep global temperatures within the two degrees threshold."

Co-author Professor Tim Lenton added: "With livestock production accounting for 78 per cent of agricultural land use today, this is the area where change could have a significant impact."