Petoo: Indian QSR chain Petoo hires Airtel's Ex-Director Hanumant Shukla as Chief Sales Office, Retail News, ET Retail

Petoo: Indian QSR chain Petoo hires Airtel’s Ex-Director Hanumant Shukla as Chief Sales Office, Retail News, ET Retail

Bengaluru: Bengaluru-based Petoo , QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) which has rapidly grown to ten cities in the last few months, welcomes Hanumanth Shukla to their leadership team in the newly-created position of Chief Sales Officer.
Hanumant brings 27 years of sales experience spanning across industries, including FMCG and Telecom, in setting up, turning around and scaling up various businesses across the globe. From building the team from scratch and designing and executing a highly effective distributed sales strategy, he helped Airtel Money Zambia scale up from USD 100 million to USD 4 billion through kiosk-led manual atm model which made Airtel Money the number 1 player in the market. He will be adding his expertise in strategic, analytical and operational execution at Petoo Sales division to lead its audacious goal of 1100 stores by 2020.
Besides his last leadership role at Airtel Zambia, he’s recognized for his proficiency spans across Business Strategy, Partner Management, P&L Management and Stakeholder Management for iconic companies like Coca Cola, Airtel, Idea, Godrej, and Goodricke.
Petoo is aiming to fulfill its vision of building a national brand of Indian Quick Service restaurant with Industry leaders who bring expertise in driving multi-cultural and cross-functional resources. Recently, they have also on-boarded Nilesh Krishnarao, (Ex-COO, Tonguestun, which was acquired by Zomato) as their Chief Experience Officer.
Petoo is the result of some very insightful research and is solving customer pain-points of serving consistent, quality Indian Food in a quick, easy and modern format with a great focus on food science and technology. The team at Petoo understands that Indian cuisine holds a significant place on the global stage and it’s also the need of the evolving customers.
It has also built a unique solution which eliminates the need of chefs at each store level, which is unheard of in an Indian restaurant context and removes the dependency on cold/frozen logistics network, making its restaurants viable in even the most remote parts of India.
Backed by Infosys founders and founded by IIT alumni and serial entrepreneurs, Ritesh Dwivedy, Abhishek Mandal and Kumar Setu, who also have extensive experience in food, hospitality, and IT/ITeS, they have grown to 45 outlets in last one year since it started rolling out its franchisee restaurants. With an asset-light model and an investment of only Rs 20 lakhs, it offers good ROIs within 24 months of the establishment to its franchise owners.
Food Services , Petoo , Airtel , qsr , Indian cuisine , Hanumanth Shukla

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Ebooks download Rasika: Flavors of India Pdf books

This books ( Rasika: Flavors of India ) Made by Ashok Bajaj About Books A vibrant and sumptuous cookbook of innovative recipes and reinvented classics of modern Indian cuisineUsing traditional techniques as jumping-off points, Rasika incorporates local, seasonal ingredients to reinterpret dishes from one of the world’s richest and most varied cuisines. Inventive recipes like squash samosas, avocado chaat with banana, eggplant and sweet potato lasagna, and masala chai crème brûlée accompany reimagined classics including chicken tikka masala, grilled mango shrimp, and goat biryani, rounding out Rasika’s menu of beloved dishes and new favorites. With a wide range of vegetarian options and spanning the spectrum from beverages and appetizers to entrees, rices, breads, chutneys, and desserts, Rasika represents the finest of what Indian cuisine has to offer today. Authoritative and elegant even as it incorporates a diversity of flavorful influences, this is the essential cookbook for anyone seeking to cook groundbreaking Indian food.With over 120 recipes and stunning four-color photographs, Rasika showcases the cuisine of one of Washington, DC’s most popular and critically acclaimed restaurants, where visionary restaurateur Ashok Bajaj and James Beard Award—winning chef Vikram Sunderam transform Indian cooking into a fresh, modern dining experience. To Download Please Click https://sugandilospotrtr454.blogspot.com.au/?book=0062435558 …

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The Fusion Chef of Tibet and India

The Fusion Chef of Tibet and India 05/07/2019
Hospi Buz:- Chef, please tell us, what inspired you to enter the culinary world?
Chef Karma Tenpa:- From a very young age, I was interested in drawings and slowly when I grew up and started cooking food. The interesting part is whenever I went for a holiday my brothers and sisters always asked me to cook as I was the youngest in the family and a very focused person and had great enthusiasm in making people happy by my cooking. At the same time, I love tasting all kind of food from street food to the high-end restaurant. So I thought that’s it, as all people work hard for the 3 meals and they can’t stay without the meals so if I cook the best food for those people who trust me that will make both of us happy. So started focusing more on it.
Hospi Buz:- Different cuisines require different temperature regulation and different infrastructure. Therefore, the luxurious hotels have varieties of kitchen regulated by a major kitchen. Please tell us how many kitchens does a hotel generally have and how are they regulated?
Chef Karma Tenpa:- Kitchen in hotels varies according to the F&B concept of the hotels. Majority of the hotels have the Main Kitchen for all-day dining and, Specialty kitchen from where the hotel serves special food such as Indian, Asian or western, etc. Each outlet has its special chef and team of chefs specialized in what they serve, but people hardly know that under the big outlet and main kitchen, sections have been divided into many parts. The main kitchen never sleeps for the hotel. From morning to till next day it runs for guest. the people working in the main kitchen are experts in their field.
for example – 1. Butchery and commissary = they are first who take the call for perfect input of ingredient and quality of all meat items 2. Garde manger or pantry = a section where cold dishes such as salads and other accompaniment required has done perfect way its ventilated area where temperature and well-prepared food are stored under refrigeration. 3. Bakery and pastry – the most creative section or say the department of the hotel where the best food and sweets come from morning sunrise breakfast to till midnight cookies- words go on …….
Above Mentioned is the main lift which coordinates with all outlet these days each hotel has a minimum of 5 F&B outlet or more.
If we go for standalone or independent restaurant, these are those who have own core values and are owned by self owner or chef who doesn’t link with any other chain, such restaurant has own sets of kitchen divided into section base on cooking style and segregated the flow of work in individual as per speciality of dishes .
Hospi Buz:- Tell us something about Yazu and its Asian Cuisine?
Chef Karma Tenpa:- Yazu is a restaurant which has got an experience of rich, deep, and varied. Explore its essence through the exotic flavour that rise from its land and one can find its rightful place at Yazu, the food and recipe delicately balancing the tradition and modernity. Yazu has authentic Asian ingredient that combines with delightful veggies option and tender meats to create the gastronomic bliss ,all dishes are served fresh as they are prepared by our passionate team of chefs and served by the amazing welcoming nature of staff as soon as they are ready, Yazu is casual dining and has lots of curated signature drinks and food that’s made quite different from others in terms of flavour and ingredient used . Yazu encourages guest to live life at fullest and be generous with experimentation that makes a moment for both sides. Yazu served the best of Asian cuisine from all pan Asian countries as per trends and served with authenticity. Yazu is a fresh flavour of food and beverages that comes from the heart of many chefs and our staff which inspires all of us to do better ahead.
Hospi Buz:- Your roots are in Tibet but you are grown up in India. Please tell us how you amalgamate the flavors of both the places in your dishes?
Chef Karma Tenpa:- As you know that Tibet is in extremely high altitudes with harsh climate which Tibetan food has to be adapted. Tibetan food is not only sustainable but also helps Tibetan people survive the harsh climates. The main ingredients are meat and dairy products whereas Indian foods have rich varieties of spices. Being Tibetan grown up in India with this two amazing different culture, when it comes to dishes It allows me to bring new authentic flavour of my own kind. I always try my best to serve good food and its hard sometimes things turn up on wrong way which are not supposed to so for that we try our best to rectify the mistake and make it strong for a good time ahead.
Hospi Buz:- Which is the one ingredient according to you, if missing will make your kitchen incomplete?
Chef Karma Tenpa:- Cooking from the heart is my special and most important ingredient.
Hospi Buz:- “All momos are dim sums but all dim sums are not momos”. Since your roots are from Tibet, can you please clarify this statement?
Chef Karma Tenpa:- I am basically from Gyalthang a region in Tibet, now consider as Shagila. There is one kind of momos which are steamed and has heart and soul in it. Yes, it’s part of cuisine that reflects Tibetan living condition back then and now also. Dim-sum is more of fusion cuisine which has many methods of cooking and its usage of ingredients. Momos have a limited method of cooking if we go on an authentic side, dim sum has got lots of ingredients from a various number of flour used as per each dishes and ingredient used to make it different.
Hospi Buz:- What is the first thing that you do when you enter the kitchen?
Chef Karma Tenpa:- I Greet and Smile at my colleagues to start the day and then check the Hygiene and food preparation process.
Hospi Buz:- How important is the menu planning and designing in a bar? How do you make it compatible with the alcohol served?
Chef Karma Tenpa:- It’s so important and actually the toughest thing at the beginning because we need to do research on the market that what type of guest we are going to focus on and what F&B concept that we can provide to our guest as there are so many restaurants in the area and we need to know ourselves that why guest should choose us, what are we going to serve them to makes us special about and let them celebrate amazing lunch or dinner by enjoying good food with their family or fellowship. Through that we do the menu designing and the beverage combination to serve the best flavor of food and beverage to our guests so that they become our loyal guest and keeps inspiring our work.
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Indian QSR chain Petoo hires Airtel’s Ex-Director Hanumant Shukla as Chief Sales Office

Bengaluru-based Petoo, QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) which has rapidly grown to ten cities in the last few months, welcomes Hanumanth Shukla to their leadership team in the newly-created position of Chief Sales Officer.
Hanumant brings 27 years of sales experience spanning across industries, including FMCG and Telecom, in setting up, turning around and scaling up various businesses across the globe. From building the team from scratch and designing and executing a highly effective distributed sales strategy, he helped Airtel Money Zambia scale up from USD 100 million to USD 4 billion through kiosk-led manual atm model which made Airtel Money the number 1 player in the market. He will be adding his expertise in strategic, analytical and operational execution at Petoo Sales division to lead its audacious goal of 1100 stores by 2020.
Besides his last leadership role at Airtel Zambia, he’s recognized for his proficiency spans across Business Strategy, Partner Management, P&L Management and Stakeholder Management for iconic companies like Coca Cola, Airtel, Idea, Godrej, and Goodricke.
Petoo is aiming to fulfill its vision of building a national brand of Indian Quick Service restaurant with Industry leaders who bring expertise in driving multi-cultural and cross-functional resources. Recently, they have also on-boarded Nilesh Krishnarao, (Ex-COO, Tonguestun, which was acquired by Zomato) as their Chief Experience Officer.
Petoo is the result of some very insightful research and is solving customer pain-points of serving consistent, quality Indian Food in a quick, easy and modern format with a great focus on food science and technology. The team at Petoo understands that Indian cuisine holds a significant place on the global stage and it’s also the need of the evolving customers.
It has also built a unique solution which eliminates the need of chefs at each store level, which is unheard of in an Indian restaurant context and removes the dependency on cold/frozen logistics network, making its restaurants viable in even the most remote parts of India.
Backed by Infosys founders and founded by IIT alumni and serial entrepreneurs, Ritesh Dwivedy, Abhishek Mandal and Kumar Setu, who also have extensive experience in food, hospitality, and IT/ITeS, they have grown to 45 outlets in last one year since it started rolling out its franchisee restaurants. With an asset-light model and an investment of only Rs 20 lakhs, it offers good ROIs within 24 months of the establishment to its franchise owners. Source:-https://retail.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/food-entertainment/food-services/indian-qsr-chain-petoo-hires-airtels-ex-director-hanumant-shukla-as-chief-sales-office/70089916 ‘By The Pouva’ at Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park Major steps needed to improve food security E-pharmacies claim in HC they are like Swiggy, only deliver drugs

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Office Space for rent in Madhapur, Hyderabad

PropertyWala.com Office Space for rent in Madhapur, Hyderabad 2 – 5 lacs Vital rao nagar, Madhapur, Hyderabad – 500081 (Telangana) Area: 3600 SqFeet Rate: 85 per SqFeet +50% Age Of Construction: 5 Years Available: Immediate/Ready to move Description Spacion Business Centre is Furnished office space where small to medium companies can work together in friendly environment. Executive office furniture 24 /7 Power Back up Common Maintenance included Separate Cassette AC with controllers Server Rack ( 42 u locked server rack space 24 hour lift access pass per office Access to roof top Cafeteria Dedicated Reception
When you call, please mention that you saw this ad on PropertyWala. Features Price Trends Madhapur, Hyderabad Office Spaces for rent in Madhapur, Hyderabad This property is priced approximately 50% over the average for an Office Spaces for rent in Madhapur, Hyderabad (Rs.56/SqFeet) * Disclaimer: Data may be approximate. Locality Reviews Madhapur, Hyderabad A Group of MNC’S are located Mindspace of hi-tech cityone of prime location in Hyderabad locality to expand business operations Pros: 14 days ago by Putluru Mahesh Madhapur becomes IT hub for establishing corporate companies with group of similar companies having side by side where meeting end to end solutions at one place many MNC companies where came across to promote business vision Pros: High Speed of internet connectivity Metro stations are nearby One of the hot locality in Hyderabad . It’s like cosmopolitan having every culture here. Pros: by Hyderabad Estate (Hyderabad Estate) Madhapur city developed fastly within 10 – 15 years fast growing IT hubs and residential / commercial zones within heart of new city called CYBERABAD with all educated professions settled in this cyberabad city connecting to all major roads and connnecting ORR and entertainments like star hotels, pubs, exhibition centres hitex and marriage halls hifi hospitals schools and colleges any parts of the country can settle here with peaceful and good oxygen here in this area people are healthy, there were no polluted companies, in this area people enjoy like western countries saturday and sunday week holidays people move around inorbit malls, shilpa ramam handicrafts exhibition beside hitec tower food areas like paradis court, kfc, snookers, pubs, star hotels all parts of country people u may find out in future US embassy is going to come near kondapur – gachibowli areas its constliest city in Hyderabad in this area less crime because cctv cameras are more to cover any type of offences so anybody can stay in this zone its free zone and also people can invest their hard earned earnings in this area either to purchase plots,flats independent house row house in gated community all top class people like doctors, lawyers, judges, business men, celebrities are settled in this madhapur area, i love this area very much because within short span of time i have seen this type of city cyberabad has grown fastly other than any other city. Pros: VERY GOOD LOCATION NEARBY ALL FACILITIES SCHOOLS COLLEGES JOBS HOTELS HOSPITALS AND ENTERTAINMENTS Better to be early at home please dont go to lonely areas and new areas developing in some areas no cc tv cameras beware Posted: Jul 7, 2016 by Raj Kumar Madhapur is a part of prime business district of hyderabad . It is a part of the IT Corridor of hitec city. It has a cosmo touch to it with a presence of young IT professionals working here from all parts of India. It is the hub of many startup companies and has rentals ranging from a Rs. 30/- per sqft to Rs. 65./- per sqft for a fully furnished office space. Thus it caters to clients ranging from start up to large mnc’s. The place also has variety of restaurants covering most of the indian cuisine. There are ample options for people looking for residential options in and around madhapur. Pros: IT corridor with cosmo culture Excellent connectivity to all modes of transport Flexible rental options suiting all clients ranging from startup to large MNC Cons: Shortage of A grade space Lack of good hospitals Parking challenges in standalone buildings. Posted:

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2019 Vitality Netball World Cup. Everything you need to know about visiting Liverpool

0 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup. Everything you need to know about visiting Liverpool The Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 takes place at the M&S Bank Arena from 12th – 21st July and court-side fever is already sweeping the city.
16 of the worlds top international Netball teams have made it through qualifying to attend the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 in Liverpool. You will able to see the likes of South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Malawi, Sudan, Fiji and of course England’s very own Roses, take to the court to battle it out to the finals.
International ticket sales have flown out as Netball fans flock from around the world to support their national teams at the M&S Bank Arena. Whether you’re travelling from St Helens of Johannesburg, Sydney or Belfast, we’ve got all the info you need to plan an amazing visit to Liverpool. This is your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup in Liverpool… Getting Around
The M&S Bank Arena is situated on Kings Dock right next to the Royal Albert Dock. The nearest train stations are James Street and Liverpool Central which are just a 10 minute walk away. Lime Street station is 20 minutes walk. You can plan your train journey with Merseyrail here.
Paradise Street Bus Station is just a 5 minute walk from the venue. Check all the local bus routes and timings with Merseytravel here. Travelling in a group? Why not download the Arriva Click App and arrive at the Netball World Cup in style? Find out more here.
Our Liverpool cab drivers are supremely knowledgeable and friendly. If you see a black cab with an orange light on, you can hail it on the street. Other local providers include Uber and Delta . Liverpool City Centre By Area The Waterfront
Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage waterfront is a breath-taking sight. The Three Graces (Royal Liver Building, Cunard and Port Of Liverpool Buildings) Museum Of Liverpool and Royal Albert Dock are busting with character, attractions and bars and restaurants. A short walk from the M&S Bank Arena, you’ll find an interesting way to spend time between game sessions here. More here. The Baltic
The Baltic Triangle is an area opposite the M&S Bank Arena Kings Dock location. Just a 5 minute walk away, you’ll find a bustling hub of independent bars, eateries, breweries, galleries, crazy golf, BBQ bars, vintage shops and themed bars. Cain’s Brewery Village houses an indoor market, Punch Tarmey’s Bar and more while Baltic Market offers independent food and live music. More info here. The Business District
Liverpool’s business district is a real foodie hot spot. Surrounded by some of the city’s best hotels, you can dine on the best quality, affordable world cuisine. Highlights include Baby E Deli, Moose and Castle Street Coffee for breakfast. NYL Restaurant and Bar for tasty summer small plates and cocktails and Mowgli for divine Indian Street Food. More here. The Georgian Quarter Hope Street
Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter is a visual treat. Hope street is crowned by not one, but two, free to enter cathedrals with a heart cultural offering in between. See what’s on at the Everyman Theatre or Philharmonic Hall during your stay. Or take a walk along to Quarter, The Pen Factory or The Florist for fabulous food and atmosphere. We’re quietly confident the cobbled streets and old fashioned door steps will feature on your Instagram during your stay. More here. Liverpool ONE & City Centre
Liverpool ONE is very much the commercial heart of our city centre. Offering everything from high end designer stores to high street brands and the very best independents. There’s also more than 35 restaurants and bars across the site and the likes of Junkyard Golf, ODEON cinema and of course the Official Netball World Cup Fan Park.
Elsewhere in the city centre, make sure you visit The Bluecoat , Central Library , China town and Bold Street . Liverpool ONE Netball World Cup Official Fan Park Chavasse Park
Missed out on tickets but want to soak up the Netball World Cup atmosphere and watch the games live on a big screen? Liverpool ONE has got you sorted.
The Vitality Netball World Cup Fan Park will be located at Chavasse Park throughout the tournament and a whole programme of exciting entertainment. You can expect music, talks and Q&A with inspirational women and appearance from elite and international netball players. You’ll also get the chance to snap a selfie with official World Cup mascot, Jude the purple liver bird!
Don’t forget to tag your pictures and share your experience of the Netball World Cup with using the hashtag #ThisIsNetball. Entry into the Fan Park is free. The Best City Attractions RLB 360
Did you know you can join our famous Liver Birds for a stunning view of the city and river? Start your RLB 360 journey at the lower ground floor visitor centre and learn about the building’s history as well as its place in Liverpool’s heritage. After you’ve viewed the exhibitions join your guided tour to the tenth and fifteenth floors to enjoy spectacular 360° views of the Liverpool skyline and experience a world-class digital projection show inside the historic clock tower. More here. The Beatles Story The Beatles Story
For fans of the Fab Four, a visit to The Beatles Story is a must. Prepare for an incredible, immersive journey as the story of how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to the dizzy heights of fame and fortune, awaits. Replicas of the Casbah, Mathew Street and The Cavern authentically capture the early 60s, allowing you to personally experience the very places that helped make The Beatles the greatest band in the world. Tickets and more info here. City Explorer Tours
One of the most fun ways to explore our city is on a bus tour. With tours departing from our UNESCO World Heritage site, Pier Head, City Explorer Tours take in all the top attractions. Albert Dock, St George’s Hall, Liverpool ONE, Museums & Galleries, Chinese Arch, Cathedrals, Cain’s Brewery Village and more. Tickets allow visitors to hop on and off over a 24 or 48 hour period ensuring everyone has time to fully explore the city. Find out more here. The Cavern
Another musical must do on any visit to Liverpool is The Cavern Club. This globally famous Matthew Street club has welcomed everyone from Stevie Wonder to Adele and seen millions of visitors, from all over the world walk down its famous stairway. Now for the first time you can explore the history of the club and take a free tour into its incredible past. Find out more and pre book here. St George’s Hall
If you’ve travelled to Liverpool by train, one of the first sights you’ll see is St George’s Hall. This stunning, neoclassical landmark is at the very heart of the city and it’s plateau area plays host to many cultural gatherings throughout the year. The Great Hall is home of 30,000 handcrafted Minton Tiles, which go on display this summer, an incredible barrelled ceiling and the adjoining Concert Rooms are breath-taking. Plan your visit here. Cathedrals
Liverpool has two, free to enter Cathedrals, situated at either end of Hope Street and both of them will take your breath away. The Metropolitan Cathedral (the round one) and the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral (the taller one). Whether you’re religious or not, climb the steps, listen to the beautiful music and see the sun stream through the colourful stained glass on these two iconic buildings. Liverpool Anglican Cathedral also offers your the opportunity to climb to the top of its tower to see the city from above. Liverpool Museums & Galleries
Our city is bursting with museums and galleries, all of which are free to enter. Museum of Liverpool , World Museum , Merseyside Maritime Museum , Walker Art Gallery , International Slavery Museum , Lady Lever Art Gallery and Sudley House , Tate Liverpool and Victoria Gallery & Museum chart everything you could possibly want to know, and then some, about Liverpool and beyond. Radio City Tower Viewing Gallery
When it comes to views of the city centre from up on high, it doesn’t get much better than this. Standing proudly some 400 feet above the heart of the City Centre of Liverpool, the Radio City Tower offers stunning panoramic views of Merseyside, Wirral, North Wales, Lancashire and as far as Blackpool, the Lake District and even Snowdonia on clearer days. Pre book your visit here. Where to Eat
We’ve selected 10 Liverpool restaurants and eateries that are just a short walk from the M&S Bank Arena. Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast, quite lunch bite or an indulgent and memorable dinner (to celebrate a win), we’ve got you sorted. Gusto, Royal Albert Dock
This Royal Albert Dock restaurant is great for family dining and a stylish spot on the dockside for post Netball drinks. Menu highlights include honey glazed duck and balsamic, salt baked sea bream and the Bologna inspired Fica pizza. More here. Duke Street Market
Duke Street Market is the latest addition to the Liverpool food scene and the 5,000 square ft venue is home to six food traders, a flagship restaurant, three bars, a terrace and florist! An amazing venue for group dining. Head this way to find out more. Mowgli
If its a kaleidoscope of flavour and traditional indian street food you desire, it has to be Mowgli. With sites at both Water Street and Bold Street you can’t come to Liverpool and miss out on chat bombs, gun powder chicken or Bunny Chow. Menus here. The Club House
The Club House at Liverpool ONE is the perfect summer venue to dine al fresco – and it’s a ten second walk from the official Netball World Cup Fan Park! Grab a lawn seat and enjoy hanging kebabs, sharing boards, kids meals, gluten free dishes and a fabulous Sunday Roast. More info here. Wheeler’s of St James’s Marco Pierre White
Less than a minute from the M&S Bank Arena, Wheeler’s of St James’s Marco Pierre White offers seafood, steaks and more. Stand out dishes include Dover Sole, grilled whole lobster and Colchester oysters. You can also enjoy an indulgent Afternoon Tea, vegetarian and kids menu dishes. More info here. Lunyalita & Lunya
One of Liverpool’s finest independent foodie vendors is Lunya. With a site on College Lane at Liverpool ONE and another at the Royal Albert Dock, you can enjoy an authentic taste of Spain in the heart of the city. We highly recommend the fresh, filling and tasty seafood paella to share. Or 3 tapas, sour dough bread and dessert for £13.95pp! Deal. Menus and more here. Rosa’s Thai Cafe
One of the newest and most coveted restaurants to join the Royal Albert Dock is Rosa’s Thai Café. Dedicated to traditional, family recipes, you have to try the handmade duck spring rolls, they’re showstoppers! We’re also huge fans of fragrant favourites such as ‘Salmon red curry’ through to ‘Stir-fried aubergine with chilli and basil’ , and Rosa’s famous ‘Pad Thai’ signature. Menus and more here. Brasco Lounge, Mann Island
If you’re looking for a waterfront venue for a hearty brunch before a day packed with Netball World Cup action, head to Brasco Lounge. Located at Mann Island, breakfast, brunch and light bites are what they do best. Views of the water, a full English, pancakes, eggs your way, fresh juices and lots more. Menus here. Salt House Bacaro
Salt House Bacaro offers tasty dishes for everyone. With dairy and gluten free options, you can dine on the delectable charcuterie boards, chicken wings with spiced coleslaw, fried seabass, pizzette, risotto, parmesan fries and lots more. Check out the summer menu here. Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill
If you have one indulgent, memorable meal during your visit to Liverpool, make it at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill. Offering some of the finest, freshest steaks from the North West, with a large range of grilled and roast meats, fish mainboards and classic English puddings, this stylish restaurant also serves up a mouth-watering cotton candy martini! Menus and more here. More: These Liverpool ONE eateries are just a pivot from the Official Netball World Cup Fan Park. Where to Celebrate A Win
If your team is flying high why not toast their success with some scouse hospitality? Liverpool’s nightlife scene is legendary and if cocktails, Gin or a good old pint of local ale is your thing, we’ve got a bar for you. Liverpool Gin Distillery
Based on Castle Street, Liverpool Gin Distillery houses bars, a kitchen and it’s very own gin lab where you can create your very own bottle. Find out more here. Punch Tarmey’s
A warm welcome, comfy booth, bar bites, live music and sporting action on big screen tv’s is all on offer at Liverpool’s biggest Irish bar, Punch Tarmey’s. More info here. Lock & Key
Duke street kitchen and bar, Lock & Key is the perfect city centre oasis to enjoy a G&T, cocktail and live music. Just a short walk from the waterfront, this place is a stylish, hidden gem. More here. Birdies Bar
The sun is set to shine all July long but whatever the British weather throws at us, there’s always summer vibes at Birdies Bar. Live music, all the cocktails, bites from Apocalypse Cow and good times. More info here. Aether
Adding a little sophistication to proceedings, Aether at Liverpool ONE is the place to chill and enjoy elemental cocktails. We’re loving the lemon sorbet ice cream and prosecco concoction the most! Check out the menu here. The Kazimier Garden
Now talking about hidden gems, The Kazimier Gardens is a must visit for anyone coming to Liverpool for the Netball World Cup. Based on Seel Street, this indoor/outdoor bohemian venue is the ultimate chill out, and how doesn’t love a G&T in the garden? More info here. The Merchant
Slater street bar and garden, The Merchant is one of the most chilled out, welcoming bars in the city. Paired with Night Crawler Pizza, a consistently amazing soundtrack and a whole host of different drinks, cocktails and beers, you’ll stay all night. More here. Revolucion De Cuba
Bring the samba beats to your Netball World Cup celebrations at Royal Albert Dock’s Revolucion De Cuba. All the rum cocktails, tasty tapas dishes, live music and good times on the dance floor guaranteed. More here. Ma Boyle’s Alehouse & Eatery
If you want to enjoy a traditional pint in a truly English pub during your visit, head to Ma Boyle’s on The Strand. Order yourself some fish & chips, bangers & mash or Liverpool’s signature dish ‘Scouse’, a Liverpool gin or a pint of local ale for a truly authentic night in the city. More here. Smugglers Cove
Shiver your timbers and drink like a pirate at Royal Albert Dock themed bar, The Smuggler’s Cove. Housing more rum than you can shake an eye patch at, there’s always a lively atmosphere, fully stocked bar and hearty food on offers at this dockside venue. More here. More: Head this way for our latest bar and nightlife news for Liverpool
There are still some Netball World Cup 2019 session tickets available. Head to www.mandsbankarena.com to get yours and find out more about fixtures.
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In the Land of Pharaohs

Two things comes to your mind when you think of Egypt: Pyramid – the wonder of the ancient world, and the blue river along whose bank a great civilization flourished.
According to Arab legend when God created nations it gifted it with counterbalanced qualities. Syrians received intelligence with fatuousness, Iraqis got pride for hypocrisy, and Arabs had good health in return for hardship. To Egypt he gave abundance at the cost of humility. Cleopatra VII Philopator (51 BC – 30 BC), the beautiful and charming queen of the mighty Egyptian Empire, was anything but. That would turn out to be her Achilles heel. Cleopatra managed to keep her empire together despite troubles from different quarters by forging powerful alliances through love, lust and war. It took an empire mightier than her to eventually trounce her. With the victory of Rome, the great empire came to an abrupt end. There are rumors that before Cleopatra committed suicide she unsuccessfully tried to help her son Caesarion to escape to India. On virtue of being amongst the oldest civilizations on earth, India and Egypt share an ancient connection. The Indian king Ashoka the Great mentions about Egyptian King Ptolemy-II in his edict. While Mahatma Gandhi and Saad Zaghloul shared the common vision of gaining independence from British Imperialism, Abdel Nasser and Jawaharlal Nehru shared the vision of Non-Alignment Movement to keep powerful nations at bay. With such a close-knit connection between the two nations, it was no wonder that Egypt was at the top of my bucket list.
Egypt is not known as a safe place for tourists, especially after terrorists slaughtered few tourists decades ago. Terrorism still exists, and there was an attack in a church couple of weeks before our travel. However, all these attacks are in no-go zones, away from the tourist places. There is heavy military security, which makes the tourist spots as unsafe as New York, London or New Delhi. The presence of militaries with machine guns might feel intimidating at times. I had a good friend and ex-colleague who live in Cairo with his wife and daughter. He assured us that there are no security issues in the places we plan to go. I trusted him. Thank Amun, I did! Egypt has always been one of my dream destinations, and I exultantly landed in Cairo International Airport on the winter of 2017 with my wife and six year old daughter. My daughter has already read about Pyramids, Pharos, and mummies. She was excited to be able to finally meet them. As we drove from the airport to our hotel through the bustling city and maniac street with the sound of the constant honking mixed with Azan reverberating in our ears, I felt the ancient connection at once. With a population of around 1.95 crores, this chaotic city is no different from Delhi. There was a mixture of ancient and modern architectures all round. As you drive through the downtown you will find plenty of brick walled houses that have not been painted, as these unfinished houses do not need to pay taxes. Just like Delhi, there were cars that did not follow lanes, and people who did not care about zebra crossing. The only difference between Cairo and Delhi was that there were donkeys on the road instead of cows. We reached Steigenberger Hotel in the evening and settled down for the night.
The next day was a big day as the oldest and the only remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World awaited us. Before boarding our car I went to the nearby back to exchange our currency and get Egyptian pound. US dollars are in high demand in Egypt, and go to the bank to get good rates. Our guide was waiting for us in the car. I would recommend taking a guide, without whom you would be lost amidst the giant piles of stone protruding out of the vast desert. There is also another advantage of taking a guide. He will save you from the unwanted attention of the local hawkers and camel drivers. Be careful about not letting anyone click your photo. They might charge you for it. The guide, however, would know the best photogenic spots.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the three pyramids, and is also known as the Pyramid of Khufu after it’s creator Pharaoh Khufu (2589-2576 BC). The first thing that strikes you is the size and the age. It’s bigger than you thought. How on earth could a group of people build a 146.5m tall pyramid almost 5000 years ago? It took around 20,000 skilled labors, working for over 20 years, to put together 2.3 million blocks of stone to build what was then the tallest man-made structure anywhere on earth. No one could build anything taller for the next 3,800 years. The second most famous pyramid is the pyramid of Khefre built by Khufu’s son (2576-2552 BC). As you wander through the marvelous piece of architecture in the land of abundance, you wonder why. Why did someone attempt to build something like this?
All pyramids are built on the west bank of river Nile at the site of setting sun, which has been associated with the realm of the dead. It is possible that the ancient Egyptians believed that the pointed shape of the pyramid helped launch the soul of deceased pharaoh directly into the abode of Gods. There is a common myth that there are mummies inside the pyramids. The pyramids are part of the Ancient Kingdom (2686–2181 BC) when the process of mummification was not yet invented. There are plenty of archaeological remains in Giza to take your entire day. Some of those worth mentioning are Pyramids of Queen, Pyramid of Menkaure, boat pit, tombs, temples and the solar boat museum. You can also enter the Great Pyramid, for which you need to buy tickets from the ticket office. Do get your ticket early as it is only restricted to few hundred people a day. One thing you cannot miss once you are in Giza is the Great Sphinx. Sphinxes are mythical creatures having body of a lion and head of a human. This particular one is said to have the face of Pharaoh Khafre, the king who ordered to build it with lots of pride. The Mamluks later destroyed the pride when they invaded. After having lunch in Giza with the view of the pyramids, we went to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. It has breathtaking collection of Pharaonic antiquities, from statues, jewelries to even mummies. You are not allowed to take photographs in the special chamber where the mummies are displayed. One of the popular attractions here was the grand exhibition of the collection from Tutakhnamun’s tomb. These are now being shifted to the Grand Egyptian Museum that is planned to open in 2020.
Day three was the last day of 2017, which we kept for city tour. First we visited the Citadel of Cairo where you will also get to see the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali. The view of Cairo from the citadel is spectacular. Far away in the horizon you can see the pyramids peeping out behind the busy Cairo city.
Our next stop was Coptic Cairo, part of old Cairo, which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, The Greek church of St. George and many other Coptic churches. It is believed that the Holy Family stayed this area with Baby Jesus.
We spend the New Year’s eve with the family of our Egyptian friends in the lively El Moez Street with busy markets on either side. This is a good place to buy souvenirs if you can bargain. The special day called for a special dinner. Our friends took us to the Koshary Abou Tarek Restaurant, which served authentic Egyptian cuisines. Koshary is a must try if you visit this restaurant. Other local foods that are must try are hawawshi, fatteh, sayadeya and besarah.
At the first sunrise of 2018 we flew from Cairo to Aswan for a three-night cruise on River Nile. Herodotus said that Egypt was the gift of Nile. Without the river, there would be no Egypt. She drains almost 10% of the African continent. Nile, the longest river in the world, has influenced the culture of Egyptians. In fact, it created it. The Egyptian calendar is based on the three cycles of Nile. Each cycle, named Akhet, Paret and Shemu, consists of four months of 30 days each. Akhet is the flooding season, Paret is growing season and Shemu is the dry harvest season.
We took lunch in our motor ship and then went for the felucca ride. It started as a relaxing ride passing by the botanical gardens and mausoleum of Aga Khan. There were boats of all shapes and sizes around us plying their business of fishing, transporting goods, ferrying locals, and luxury cruises. Our way back was against the strong wind the sailor maneuvered the felucca like a pendulum by tilting it to almost ninety degrees. As the boat swung left, we hurried with our hearts in our mouth towards the right, and then back towards the left when it swung the other way. Only later did we realize that he was having some fun with us innocent tourists, trying to paint some unforgettable memories that I still relish to this day. We returned to our cruise ship in the evening to sail for Kom Ombo.
The blue river takes a sharp bend around which the ancient city of Ombos sprang to life. The turn made it an important trading hub. Kom Ombo (180-47 BE) is a rare double temple dedicated to two sets of god. The south is dedicated to crocodile god Sobek, the god of fertility and creator of the world. The falcon god Haroeris had the north. Along the sandy beaches of Kom Ombo the crocodiles once used to sun themselves. Numerous crocodile mummies have unearthed from around the temple, which are now displayed in the crocodile museum of the temple.
After Kom Ombo we returned to our cruise ship to sail towards Edfu. But our luck ran out and the ship in front of us got stuck in the silt. It took hours for the rescue boats to dig it out of trouble. By the time the ship ot out, it was too late. We sailed overnight for Luxor. We were enchanted by the view of Nile at night as the full moon showered her light upon it. That night the river turned into a magical world. Through our big glass window we could see the glittering waters of Nile, at the bank of which were the forts and palaces lit up as if the kings and queens were still celebrating the commencement of a new year.
It was day six when we visited the Valley of the Kings. This is the sacred valley where the mummified pharaohs of New Kingdom were secretly buried. 63 such tombs have been excavated so far. To enter the tombs one needs to get the ticket from the visitor center near the entrance. The ticket covers any four tombs. Most of the tombs are same. There are extra charges for the special tombs, like Tutankhamun. In fact, Tutankhamun’s burial chamber is one of the least impressive. It became popular because the archaeologists found it before the robbers did and thus got hold of the complete artifacts, which you would see in the museum anyway. The entrances to the tombs are painted with colorful texts and illustrations from Book of the Dead. The beautiful paintings have mesmerized the onlookers for thousands of years. Other places in the world might claim to have produced beautiful paintings, but none cam claim to be this old. The book describes the Pharoah’s last journey through the 2 gates of the 12 hours of the night, plagued by nasty beings like serpents and crocodiles. Finally he arrives at the court of Osiris for confession. This it the nervous moment for the pharaoh as his heart is weighted for truthfulness and purity, as the dreadful monster awaits eagerly for the dead to fail the test. If he passes the test he would evade the torments of hell and get his ticket to heaven. Some of the most significant tombs are of Rameses IV, Ramesses III, Ramesses IX. Not far away are the valley of nobles and queens.
Our next stop was the Hatshepsut temple. This temple was very different from what we saw so far. The temple, with the rectangular pillars, looks very modern. This semi-circular temple is surrounded by mountains and is partially cut into the rocks. This first of its kind mortuary temple is dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut (1507-1458 BC), the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. She is often called the first known great woman in history of the world. She married her half brother, and after his death she claimed the throne. The walls are painted with the stories from her life, including her divine birth. Unfortunately, there was a deliberate attempt of erasing her records later by pharaoh Amenhotep II. Many of her statues were defaced.
Not far from the temple is the imposing Colossi of Memnon, the massive twin statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. From there we went to see the Temple of Rameses III. This grand temple was added to our itinerary as a compensation for missing the Edfu temple. I was told that this one is better than Edfu. This temple is important not only for the grand size and the beautiful paintings, but also for the history of rise and fall of Sea People that are depicted in the inscribed relicts.
After lunch we went to the gripping Karnak Temple (2055BC-100AD). It’s original name Ipet-Sut means ‘The most esteemed of Places’, and quite rightly so. The two rows of ram headed sphinxes on either side welcome you as you enter the temple complex.
Karnak is one of the longest active temple, and also one of the largest. It is dedicated to Amun, Mut and Khonsu. If you look closely, in some of the cealings you would still find the ancient color intact. In addition to the main sanctuary there are other smaller temples and the large sacred lake. Form Karnak we drove to Luxur Temple, our last stop of the grand tour. There was once an avenue of human headed sphinxes that connected the two temples. You could imagine the juggernaut celebrations that happened here annually during the Opet festival. Dressed up Egyptians paraded through this street carrying the huge statues of Amun and Mut to re-enact their holy marriage. This old sacred path is now being renovated. Luxor, the city of hundred gates, was the capital of Egypt from the twelfth dynasty (1991 BCE). The temple has been in use till present day. During the Christan era the hypostyle hall was converted to a church. Later, the Mosque of Sufi Shaykh Yusuf Abu al-Hajjaj was built over it.
What fascinated me about Egypt is its grandness. It is like a magical land that popped straight out of the fairy tale book. The strange world of pharaohs and their attempt of immortality, the splendid Gods, the imposing Pyramids and the vibrant temples, they are mysterious, scary and charming at the same time. It is dismaying to see the fall of the grand civilization and the struggles of modern Egypt. According a 2015 survey 27.8% of Egyptians live below national poverty line of EGP 482 (~2000INR).
But, deep in their heart they are still revolutionary. They threw out a dictator in 2011, and later removed the conservative Muslim Brotherhood who tried to restrict the freedom of minorities. My friend was involved in both revolutions as he spent nights in the Tahrir Square. Bit by bit, they are putting together the spirit of Egypt like goddess Isis who put together the pieces of her deceased husband Osiris. Osiris, the first pharaoh who united Egypt was betrayed and killed by his brother Set, just like the extremists are trying to break Egypt. The ancient fight between the forces of righteousness and chaos, between Ma’at and Isfet, still continues. Ancient Egyptians believed that both are necessary, and one cannot live without the other. It is through the fight between the two that balance is maintained not just in Egypt, but also all over the world. Our holiday has ended and it is time for us to return home. With a heavy heart we bid adieu to the land of magic as our driver drove us to the airport.
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Indian QSR chain Petoo hires Airtel’s Ex-Director Hanumant Shukla as Chief Sales Office

IBC News Bureau July 5, 2019 0 52 1 minute read Google+ VKontakte Odnoklassniki Telegram Viber Print
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Bengaluru-based Petoo, QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) which has rapidly grown to ten cities in the last few months, welcomes Hanumanth Shukla to their leadership team in the newly-created position of Chief Sales Officer.
Hanumant brings 27 years of sales experience spanning across industries, including FMCG and Telecom, in setting up, turning around and scaling up various businesses across the globe. From building the team from scratch and designing and executing a highly effective distributed sales strategy, he helped Airtel Money Zambia scale up from USD 100 million to USD 4 billion through kiosk-led manual atm model which made Airtel Money the number 1 player in the market. He will be adding his expertise in strategic, analytical and operational execution at Petoo Sales division to lead its audacious goal of 1100 stores by 2020.
Besides his last leadership role at Airtel Zambia, he’s recognized for his proficiency spans across Business Strategy, Partner Management, P & L Management and Stakeholder Management for iconic companies like Coca Cola, Airtel, Idea, Godrej, and Goodricke.
Petoo is aiming to fulfill its vision of building a national brand of Indian Quick Service restaurant with Industry leaders who bring expertise in driving multi-cultural and cross-functional resources. Recently, they have also on-boarded Nilesh Krishnarao, (Ex-COO, Tonguestun, which was acquired by Zomato) as their Chief Experience Officer.
Petoo is the result of some very insightful research and is solving customer pain-points of serving consistent, quality Indian Food in a quick, easy and modern format with a great focus on food science and technology. The team at Petoo understands that Indian cuisine holds a significant place on the global stage and it’s also the need of the evolving customers.
It has also built a unique solution which eliminates the need of chefs at each store level, which is unheard of in an Indian restaurant context and removes the dependency on cold/frozen logistics network, making its restaurants viable in even the most remote parts of India.
Backed by Infosys founders and founded by IIT alumni and serial entrepreneurs, Ritesh Dwivedy, Abhishek Mandal and Kumar Setu, who also have extensive experience in food, hospitality, and IT/ITeS, they have grown to 45 outlets in last one year since it started rolling out its franchisee restaurants. With an asset-light model and an investment of only Rs 20 lakhs, it offers good ROIs within 24 months of the establishment to its franchise owners.
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The new young professional question- Why not Cleveland?

July 03, 2019 10:54 AM The new young professional question: Why not Cleveland? Ari Lewis Print
A recent report in Axios showed three out of four technology workers are willing to relocate for a new job. Here’s a message for young professionals considering a move: Come to Cleveland. I know what you’re thinking. Cleveland? You must be joking. Isn’t that the city best known for a river that caught on fire? Well, open-minded young professionals are discovering a case for Cleveland. Maybe you should, too. Quality of life
Cleveland was recently named the best Midwest city for first-time home buyers. The average annual mortgage payment is only $5,016. For Ohioans, the cost of transportations and groceries are also significantly below national averages. The cost of transportation in Ohio is $6,511 while national averages were $9,576. The cost of groceries for an average Ohioan is $2.754 while the U.S. average is $4,363. As a comparison, our neighbors to the south in Columbus have an average annual mortgage payment of $10,896. This means more of your income will be leftover for fun. Good news: Cleveland has awesome places to have fun. The Cleveland Orchestra is ranked the seventh best orchestra in the world. Cleveland’s Playhouse Square is the second largest performing arts center in the United States. And if you love world-class cuisine, you’re in luck. Time magazine ranked Cleveland the seventh best food city in the United States. It’s on the rise with amazing places to eat such as the West Side Market, Michael Symon’s Lola Bistro, and James Beard winner Sokolowski’s University Inn. And the city itself has so much amazing culture. You can visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, walk around University Circle, or go to a concert at Blossom Music Center or Jacobs Pavilion. With all the savings you’ll be making on housing, groceries and transportation, you’ll actually be able to enjoy the city you live in. Cleveland sports
While you’re saving so much money, you’ll be able to watch three professional sports teams. The Browns are the fifth-favored team to win the Super Bowl this year behind the star-studded partnership of Odell Beckham Jr. and Baker Mayfield. The Indians have a good chance of making the playoffs this year and, with exciting young players like Francisco Lindor and Oscar Mercado, they are expected to be a force in the years to come. Last, Cleveland is home to the team that won the 2016 NBA Championship, and the Cleveland Cavaliers just drafted an elite passer in Darius Garland. It’s not just the teams themselves. The Cavaliers are getting an updated arena and Cleveland will be hosting a wide variety of national sporting events over the next few years such as the 2019 MLB All-Star Game, the 2020 NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball tournament, 2021 NFL draft and the 2022 NBA All-Star Game. More importantly, win or lose. Cleveland residents are die-hard fans of their sports teams, and you’ll immediately become one, too. The ground floor
Between 2011 and 2013, Cleveland ranked eighth in the nation for a growth rate of college-educated millennials. Downtown Cleveland experienced a 76% increase in the population of people aged 25-34 between 2000-2012. Despite all the growth, Cleveland still has one of the lowest concentrations of millennials at 23.7%. Cleveland is trending younger, and companies and organizations around town are falling over themselves to attract and retain young talent. (Think: Your career will flourish in Cleveland.) If you are a driven young professional, you will be noticed. It’s not the impersonal rat race found in other large cities; you will find the doors of leaders open that would be untouchable in a New York or a San Francisco. Unlike those places, Cleveland fosters a strong sense of civic pride that motivates residents to support each other. If you’re smart, hardworking and willing to ask for help, C-suite execs, business owners and investors will go out of their way to help advance your career, not just because they are Midwest nice, but because they truly want you to succeed in Cleveland. The future
It’s not just about getting in on the ground floor, but also about selecting a city that can be your long-term home. Cleveland is a fantastic place to raise a family. And when you need health care, you’ll find that Cleveland has one of the best hospital systems in the United States with Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and others. You’ll also find that building a family here allows you to be in a world-class city with great schools and awesome people who want to help you succeed.
When you think about your next move, think about Cleveland: a city on the rise that just might be perfect for you.
Lewis is a co-founder and partner at Green Block Group and a partner at Grasshopper Capital. Letter to the Editor
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Ajay Devgn’s NY Cinemas launches India’s first thematic multiplex in Ratlam

NY Cinemas, a venture by Ajay Devgn, launched its first thematic multiplex in one of the rising cities in the Indian heartland, Ratlam. ” data-meta-keyword=”, NY Cinemas, ajay devgn, movies, multiplex” data-og-title=”Ajay Devgn’s NY Cinemas launches India’s first thematic multiplex in Ratlam” data-og-url=”/article/Ajay-Devgn-s-NY-Cinemas-launches-India-s-first-thematic-multiplex-in-Ratlam/05-07-2019-172862″ data-og-image=”https://static.businessworld.in/article/article_extra_large_image/1562304378_g1MSfr_NY_Cinemas_Ratlam_entrance.jpg”> We are more than just ticketing – Praful Baweja, Entertainment Head, Ticketplease.com NY Cinemas, a venture by Ajay Devgn, launched its first thematic multiplex in one of the rising cities in the Indian heartland, Ratlam. The brand new 2-screen multiplex hosts Ratlam’s biggest screen with a capacity of 460 seats, 3D-equipped 2K projection and 7.1 surround sound, bringing the latest in multiplex technology to the city. Its biggest attraction is the railways-inspired interior which transports you through the different ages of the train and how it has evolved in both India and cinema. NY Cinemas is also introducing the concept of Photo Time Machine in its cinemas where movie-goers can teleport themselves to different eras, even dimensions, and take back memories with them that will last forever. Apart from the Photo Time Machine, NY Cinemas Ratlam will also house the NY Store, where you can purchase exclusive memorabilia and merchandise autographed by Ajay Devgn himself. The NY Cafe, on the other hand, will provide cine-lovers with a plethora of food and beverage options, combining perennial cinema favourites with local cuisine. NY Cinemas is a multiplex chain launched by Ajay Devgn, with a brand philosophy of “For the Love of Cinema”, aimed at providing an international cinema experience across India with an ethos that pays homage to Indian cinema. Speaking on the same, Ajay Devgn said, “We are dedicating this Ratlam multiplex as an ode to the iconic railway network of the country through the years of Indian cinema. We are glad to introduce this thematic movie watching experience with an exclusive concept powered by advanced technological solutions to our audience.” NY Cinemas CEO, Rajeev Sharma further commented, “Indian movies are all about their varied themes and taking this further we are introducing cinemas which provide an overall experience. We are proud to present this thematic multiplex catering to all the needs of the audience. With our constant endeavor for innovation, we look forward to welcome movie lovers in Ratlam and are confident that our audience will love the complete experience.” The idea behind NY Cinemas is to create a unique, concept-driven multiplex theatre design that will be unlike any other cinema experience in India. NY Cinemas currently has screens operational in Bhuj, Hapur, Ghazipur, Raebareli and Surendranagar. Espoused by Mr. Ajay Devgn’s deep love for cinema, NY Cinemas aims to bring back the old-world charm of watching movies with unique concept driven theatres. NY Cinemas stand by the virtue of love for cinema. The brand’s initials are taken after Mr. Devgn’s children – Nyasa and Yug – and aim to promote inclusivity among cinema lovers and wants the audience to experience cinema in its true form. Share this article:

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