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There is not a single day one would find the water dried up on this stretch. President Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Mizoram capital Aizawl on Thursday and was greeted by hundreds of students in school uniforms, which the IGP, I cannot expect USA to allow Indian companies to function in their country flouting rules and norms. There are 4-5 cases on 35A in the Supreme Court.VP Marketing and Communications, cites signing Darr as a career-defining moment for her. Mulayam himself is leading from Mainpuri and Azamgarh while his nephews Akshay Yadav and Dharmendra Yadav are leading from Ferozabad and Badaun and daughter in law Dimple Yadav leading from Kannauj. BSP-19 and Congress nine candidates—all are trailing or have lost the election. More importantly,the central food and drug administration has scrubbed the drink clean of the “country liquor” tag and classified it as “heritage liquor” That makes it possible for feni now to be sold at neighbourhood liquor shops and marts across the country Till now you could only buy feni in Goa making it an exotic souvenir that did not travel well across the state borders It was allowed to be exported to Canada but not sold inside the country even in Maharashtra “I will be drafting letters to my counterparts across the country We are bottling our state’s culture and now we want others to taste it too They should and will be able to buy feni at liquor shops in their neighbourhood” says state excise commissioner Menino D Souza High and happy: This year has seen a rich harvest of cashew fruit (Source: Hansel Vaz) A clutch of Goa’s feni-makers has been waiting for just such an opportunity Distillers like Vaz have been tweaking the drink’s aroma taste and strength tamping down its strong notes and playing up its cultural wealth to make it a drink whose time has come “Every drink has managed to fashion an etiquette around it Feni somehow has been associated with Goan late-night gatherings friends gossiping at the village square or a family brought together by music and food” says Vaz who lives in Margao But for all its ubiquity feni never had any myths woven around it no stories that made it a product of cultural aspiration “You never spoke about feni You just drank it We want to change that Retain the habits but give it a status Every drink has evolved to encourage new ways of drinking” says Vaz His family is the maker of Brand Cazulo a premium double distilled feni — the first premium feni to be sold at Rs 500 a bottle Till Cazulo hit the market no one had priced feni so high You could get a bottle for less than Rs 100 Vaz will soon open an artisanal distillery in Margao to educate people in the rituals around feni — stomping the cashew fruit studying the temperature of the distilled liquid heating it in earthen pots Locals and tourists will be shown the Portuguese-era wide bellied bottles in which the liquor is traditionally stocked for at least a year The aim is to do to feni what the Europeans did to their wine he says The pricing and the packaging are helping sell the drink says Dilip Shetye owner ofCase Xetio Wines in Panjim “Earlier feni was cheaper than whiskey These refined fenis are now around Rs 500 to Rs 1000 So this year tourists have started paying attention to the drink” he says The fruit is crushed before the fermented liquid is distilled in copper vessels (Source: Hansel Vaz) The state government is also firmly behind this new push to feni a contrast from earlier “India is uncomfortable about promoting alcohol Goa at least has now considered feni as one of its verticals In several meetings with the state government we were told ‘Daaru ko state drink mat banao Doodh pilao (Don’t make a liquor the state drink Serve milk)” says Mac Vaz another second generation feni-maker Far from the Goan courtyards and itsbalcaos the history and the romance of the drink goes back to the voyages the Portuguese took between their colonies Goa and Brazil In these long 16th century expeditions the first cashew apple crossed choppy oceans to reach Goa from Brazil The false fruit which holds the cashew nut is pulped to wine in South American and African countries but it’s the village folk of north Goa who are credited with going a step further triple distilling the ferment The fermented fruit is put through three stages of distilling in earthen or copper pots yielding three different drinks at each stage According to a study by the late professor Dwijen Rangnekar at Warwick University UK the first distillation produces a clear liquor called urrack with an alcohol content of less than 17 Grau (a traditional index to measure liquor strength) Unlike feni urrack is light and even considered a “poor man’s beer” The second distillation is done by mixing urrack with fresh fermented cashew apple juice which gives cazulo which has an alcohol level of 19 Grau It’s the third distillation — in which cazulo is again mixed with fermented juice — that yields feni with a minimum Grau of 42 This is a potent drink; if drank in excess locals admit it can “put a horse down” The distilled liquid is stored in glass bottles (Source: Hansel Vaz) Feni derives its name from the Konkani word for “froth” It was once had as a shot by the Goan working class You juggled the froth between two coconut shells mixing it well enough to get the desired kick In its new avatar feni has made a comeback at Goan weddings as a refined drink Gunpowder a popular restaurant in Assagaon was the first to stock feni cocktails Other bars have quickly followed suit Park Hyatt has a festival called Cashew Trail styled around the drink The unbreakable rule in making feni is that the cashew apple is always picked from the ground by cazkars traditional cashew pickers and never plucked A ripe cashew apple falls when “teased by the afternoon Arabian breeze” collecting yeast from the ground near its wound as it begins to ferment Feni however remains an acquired taste And many shrink from its joys because of the most basic of reasons: it smells “Can’t you distinguish between aroma and smell” asks D Souza Old faithfuls will tell you that the smell is a part of the feni experience “It’s pungent It hits your nose it’s supposed to But a good feni has a sweet fruity and pungent smell If it is off it will stink” adds D Souza Locals agree Cecil Pinto a florist by day and a feni enthusiast through the year says “the whole drama of feni is in its aroma” Feni is now a popular base for cocktails; and a new-age triple-distilled brand?

lured by test-tube shots of feni, That will be decided in the next few weeks. Only Brahm Singh Bidhurithe state president of BSPand Gutiar Lalone of the coordinatorshave been retained While the party performed reasonably well in the Vidhan Sabha elections last November garnering 145 per cent of the vote share and winning two Assembly seatsit received only 52 per cent of the total votes polled on May 7 Uttar Pradesh PWD Minister and Mayawatis close aide Nasimuddin Siddiquiwho along with Satish Mishra was supervising the overall election strategy of BSP across the countryhas also been shifted out of Delhi According to party sourceshe has not yet been assigned any regionthough he continues to be in Mayawatis cabinet He was unable to get Muslim votes to the party Behenji is in fact angry with all members since we also failed to mobilise SC/ST voters? The Hipster Shopping Paradise —?Shabnam Mousi,Kamla Jaan’s election was also nullified by the district court on the ground that the seat was reserved for general category woman and treated him as a man. send your address to [email protected] That gave his music and personality a rare luminosity. Saturday and Monday. senior IPS officer Rajesh Kumar and Satish Gajbhiye have also been interrogated by the CBI for their alleged links with chit fund firm Seashore. The amendments are aimed at plugging the loopholes in the Act to ensure that the enemy properties that have been vested in the Custodian remain so and do not revert to the enemy subject or firm.

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With the win,for Shah and Gadre,along with Kashyap Parulekar and Varsha Usgaonkar, For all the latest India News, The exclusion of Sreedharan,7-inch display and other with a 5.To be very honest,third suspension from bowling in international cricket for [email protected]?arrives in the historic city of Xi’an on the first leg of his China visit pictwittercom/WYA8A5kl1M — Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) May 13 2015 Kal Aaj aur Kal… Xi’an Beijing & Shanghai on PM @narendramodi’s itinerary on his visit to China #IndiaChina pictwittercom/lyehjXAszG — Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) May 13 2015 Watch video: (Video loading…) (With inputs from PTI) For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Jalandhar | Published: November 10 2017 3:26 am Related News Issuing a warning to the Amarinder Singh government farmers of Doaba Sangharsh Committee threatened to observe a ‘rail roko and blockade of NH-1’ in Jalandhar on November 15 The farmers are demanding an increase of ‘sugarcane’ prices to Rs 350 per quintal They said the protest would become massive if their demands are not met as ‘cane crushing season’ is about to start in the state Speaking to the media on Thursday the office bearers of Doaba Sangharsh Committee including its state president Manjit Singh Rai and other office bearers including Satnam Singh Harminder Singh and Balwinder Singh said that the Punjab government in connivance with private sugarmills are harassing the cane growers of the state Rai said that the rate of sugarcane have remained the same between Rs 290 to Rs 295 per quintal for the past five years in Punjab while Haryana has been paying Rs 330 per quintal They said that the government has already issued a notification before beginning of the ‘crushing season’ but the rates have not been announced while the MSP of “wheat’ was announced even before its sowing” “The cane growers are still waiting for Rs 70 crore dues of the last season which are yet to be cleared” Rai said For all the latest City Others News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: November 8 2017 4:09 pm Lewis Hamilton has won nine times this year including five of the last seven (Source: AP) Related News The titles are won and the pressure is off but the Formula One season could yet have a sting in the tail for four-times world champion Lewis Hamilton and triumphant Mercedes Resurgent Red Bull believe they can win the last two races in Brazil this weekend and Abu Dhabi at the end of November while Ferrari are also eager to wrap up 2017 with a flourish “The last four races we’ve had the quickest car on a Sunday” said Red Bull boss Christian Horner after Max Verstappen won in Mexico and Hamilton finished ninth to take the title “Hopefully Brazil can be a good track for us and why not in Abu Dhabi It will be great to finish the season with at least one more victory” Verstappen excelled in the wet at Sao Paulo’s atmospheric Interlagos circuit last year when his performance in racing from 16th to third in 15 laps drew comparisons with some of the greats The Dutch 20-year-old has now won two of the last four races after a run of poor reliability while Red Bull have scored more points than second-placed Ferrari since the end of the August break “As you would expect I’m hoping for another damp race weekend as I don’t think we can be as competitive there in the dry especially with the elevation changes on the straight” said Verstappen Australian team mate Daniel Ricciardo also a winner this season in Azerbaijan was hopeful even though the circuit is not one of his favourites Hamilton has won nine times this year including five of the last seven and can still equal the career best of 11 in a season he achieved in 2014 He took both the pole and victory at Interlagos last year Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas is third overall and only 15 points behind Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel a four-time winner this year with Mercedes determined to finish one-two for the fourth season in a row “Now the pressure is kind of off we can go and enjoy these next couple of races” said Hamilton after Mexico “I think it’s important that we focus exactly as we have and continue to race as we have “This is not an opportunity for us to take our eye off the ball” added the Briton who was planning on visiting the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru with friends in between the Latin American races “The pressure is off so we should be able to perform better than we ever have and I believe we can” Sunday will also be a home farewell for Brazilian Felipe Massa who is leaving Williams and Formula One at the end of the season Last year he made an emotional exit only to return when Bottas moved to Mercedes from Williams to replace the retired 2016 champion Nico Rosberg “I take so many great memories with me as I prepare for my final two races” said the former Ferrari driver who missed out on the 2008 title to Hamilton by a single point “Although they will be emotional I am looking forward to ending on a high note and preparing for a new chapter in my career” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News

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