Just a day before I visited Spice Route, Kareena Kapoor had named it among her favourite restaurants in the Capital in her book The Style Diary of a Bollywood Diva. All the more reason why I was curious to check out this restaurant at The Imperial. While The Imperial is all about Victorian elegance, Spice Route is far removed from it. Instead, its polished wood, brass lamps and hand-painted murals remind you of an old temple somewhere in southeast Asia. The restaurant is designed to reflect the journey of spices from the southern coast of India to the Far East. The first impression is breathtakingly beautiful. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The restaurant recently unveiled its winter menu which is a mix of Sri Lankan, Malaysian, Vietnamese and Thai food. The good thing is, even if you are not a spice lover like me, you can always have your dish custom-made. The menu doesn’t have too many options for that winter staple — soup. They have some Meen Rassam (mixed seafood rassam tempered with Kerala spices) and Tom Yum Thalay (spicy hot and sour mixed seafood soup). Prawns, lobsters, squid and fish dominate the menu (I am certain being a vegetarian, Kareena must have skipped the winter menu). Vegetarians please try out the regular menu because there is nothing for you here. If you are a seafood lover, you will relish it. The dishes are well cooked, service is prompt and the ambience makes for a nice meal. I sampled some Isso Miris Temperadu which were fresh pranws, fried SRi Lankan style with paprika powder, tomato and Worcestershire sauce, some Meen Biryani (Kerala style rice cooked with squids and prawns) which was quite good with the right amount of spices. Paired perfectly with the watermelon juice I ordered. For deserts, there was some yummy mango ice cream (not on the menu). The perfect end!DETAILAt: The Spice Route, The Imperial, Janpath On Till: 31 January Timings: 12.30pm to 2.45 pm (lunch) & 7pm to 11.45 pm (dinner) Meal for Two: Rs 8,000 + taxes Phone: 23341234
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday remembered the martyrs of the 1959 Khadya Andolan and said her government has ensured food security for 90 per cent of the state’s population. “Remembering the martyrs of 1959 Khadya Andolan. In Bangla, we provide food security to 90% (8.59 crore) of the State’s people, through the Khadya Sathi scheme,” Banerjee wrote on Twitter. West Bengal witnessed a mass movement in the late 1958 by the then undivided CPI and other left groups protesting against the food crisis. The movement for food (Khadya Andolon) reached its peak in August, 1959 after several people involved in the movement including farmers and women, were killed in police firing during a protest rally. Banerjee who came to power in the state in 2011, also said her government also provides special assistance to the people of Maoist-infested Jangalmahal comprising of Bengal’s western districts, north Bengal hills and coastal regions of state that is often hit by cyclone.
Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer There’s both good and bad news if you’re planning to buy a Tesla in the near future. The good news is, the Model X and Model S you buy will travel further between charges, but the bad news is, that’s only because Tesla has dropped the Standard Range option from its line-up.Until now, the cheapest Model S cost $75,000, while the cheapest Model X was $81,000. As Reuters reports, with the Standard Range option gone, the Long Range becomes the entry level option on both vehicles. Even with an also-announced price cut, the Model S now costs $79,990 and the Model X $84,990.As to why this change has been implemented, Tesla explained, “To make purchasing our vehicles even simpler, we are standardizing our global vehicle lineup and streamlining the number of trim packages offered for Model S, Model X and Model 3 … We are also adjusting our pricing in order to continue to improve affordability for customers.”The price adjustments extend to the Model 3, which now costs $38,990.You may remember back in March the Standard Range Model S quietly disappeared from Tesla’s website. It seems today’s news is just confirmation that the Standard Range option is definitely gone, and gone forever.With the changes in place, the Model S is now available in just two configurations: Long Range and Performance. Long Range gets you a car with a 370 mile range, 155mph top speed, and 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds. The Performance option drops the range to 345 miles, but increases the top speed to 163mph and the 0-60 time falls to just 2.4 seconds. It does cost $99,990, though.The same is true for the Model X, with its Long Range model offering a 325 mile range, 155mph top speed, and 4.4 second 0-60 time. The Performance option drops the range to 305 miles, ups the top speed to 163mph, and the 0-60 time falls to just 2.7 seconds. It costs $104,990. 2 min read July 16, 2019 This story originally appeared on PCMag Listen Now