Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: alcohol

Ready-to-drink cocktails have turned living rooms into bars in lockdown

With restaurants and bars unlikely to reopen soon, and a near-guarantee of a second wave of Covid-19 infections, people have been drinking more at home.

Elephants are lightweights and can get drunk on rotten fruit

Anecdotes about wild animals seemingly getting drunk after eating rotting fruit are widespread. There may be some truth to it after all.

After 40 days of lockdown, Indians just wanted alcohol not ‘Gujarat Model’

While it's easy to forget the coronavirus crisis in high spirits, many states realised that opening the shops was not very practical to keep a pandemic at bay.

Rajat Sharma exposes hospital horrors, Anjana Om Kashyap on Covid-19’s ‘asli leher’

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

Zomato wants to start home delivery of liquor in ‘areas relatively less affected by Covid’

According to a Reuters report, Zomato's CEO Mohit Gupta has written to industry body ISWAI, suggesting the idea in a business proposal.

Pratap Mehta on ‘intelligent drinking’ & Arvind Subramanian on 3 watersheds of Covid-19

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Mohandas Pai, Ela R. Bhatt, G Chandrashekhar and more.

After Delhi’s ‘special corona fee’, many states hike liquor prices for much-needed revenue

The hike in liquor prices have resulted in a massive fiscal boost for states like Rajasthan, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.

Chhattisgarh launches portal for home delivery of liquor to avoid crowding during lockdown

The portal has been named after the state-run CSMCL (Chhattisgarh State Marketing Corporation Limited), which controls the sale of liquor in the state.

‘Sharaab’ dampens spirits at ABP, Zee News and Aaj Tak runs after ‘siyasat ki train’

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.