Over 20,000 Biryanis Delivered by Foodpanda on 31st December
New Year’s Eve without doubt, is the biggest party of the year, and no party is complete without a scrumptious meal. This New Year’s Eve saw India celebrating by ordering in vociferously and biryani turned out to be its most favorite dish. More than 20,000 biryanis were delivered to Foodpanda customers across India on 31 December 2018 while over 300 were delivered in the last 30 minutes leading to 2019. Other popular food items on New Year’s Eve were Black Forest chocolate cake, chicken rolls, burgers and fried rice. 
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In a release, Foodpanda says, “It was interesting to note that on the last day of 2018, a customer from Mumbai ordered food as many as 22 times! Customers from Hyderabad, Delhi national capital region (NCR), Bengaluru, Mumbai and Vizag were hooked on to the Foodpanda app, ordering out the most as they bid farewell to 2018.”
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Here are highlights on food ordering trends on Foodpanda platform across India in 2018 are:
 
India loves to order biryani, burgers, shakes and ice creams
 
  • Favourite breakfast - Idli and Dosa
  • Favourite lunch food item - Biryani, Shakes and Ice-cream
  • Most ordered evening snacks - Momos, Pasta, Shakes and Ice-cream
  • Favourite food for dinner - Chicken Biryani
  • Go-to food item for late night cravings - Chicken Biryani, Rolls and Shakes
What Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai Loves
  • Chicken Biryani emerged as the most ordered food item in Hyderabad
  • Delhiites are crazy about tikkas and butter chicken, however, an emerging new trend observed in Delhi NCR was orders of hakka noodles with chicken tikka

  • Mumbaikars are big on milkshakes and burgers
  • Sugar-free juices and Salads are getting more and more popular among Bangaloreans
Metros of tomorrow drool over Thaalis and Sweets the most!
  • Vizag, Jaipur and Bhubaneswar lead the race of the cities that order out the most
  • Masala Dosa and Chicken Biryani emerged as the most ordered food in Vizag
  • Jaipur loves to eat Sweets and vegetarian Thaalis

  • Customers in Bhubaneswar love to relish Rasgulla after their meal!
Varied cuisines and food items dominated the food ordering pattern giving an interesting sneak peek into the wide food palate across our country
  • Dishes such as Chole Bhature, Rolls, Chicken Tikka were the comfort food of the northern region whereas Biryanis, Burgers and Salads were big hits in southern India

  • The western parts craved for food items such as Shakes, Ice-cream, Paav Bhaaji; and the eastern cities were binging on Chicken Biryani, Rasgulla and Ice-cream

Foodpanda says it also observed that India loves to order the most in between 8-9pm and dinner time is India’s favourite to order out. “Over the year, 11th December emerged as a milestone day in food delivery history. A delivery partner named Chandrashekhar from Hyderabad, completed 38 orders in one day,” it concluded. 
 
Foodpanda, a part of Ola platform, has over 1,25,000 delivery partners working on-ground across 100 cities and it  processes over 300,000 orders a day from more than 60,000 restaurant partners across the country.
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'2.0': An insanely, illogically fun science-fiction extravaganza (Movie Review)
Film: "2.0"; Director: S.Shankar; Cast: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Adil Hussain and Sudhanshu Pandey; Rating: ***1/2
 
It's been a long wait for superstar Rajinikanth's "2.0", which has finally hit the screens, and it can be said with assurance that it doesn't disappoint. It takes a socially relevant environment related problem and gives it a science-fiction twist, which results in an insanely and illogically fun film that gets powered by breathtaking visuals and Rajinikanth in his effervescent self. 
 
The wait and the hype have been worth it, and Shankar and Rajinikanth, in one of their most ambitious collaborations, hit this one out of the park and they do it in style.
 
Set in a world where birds are facing extinction due to high emission of radiation from mobile towers, an ornithologist (Pakshi Rajan), played by Akshay Kumar, takes it upon himself to fight for the cause as he tries to make everyone understand that the world is not just a place for humans. However, when he realises all his efforts are going waste, he seeks revenge and the events that follow form the crux of the story.
 
Given the scale on which it is mounted, "2.0" works magnificently and even the minor flaws are negligible. 
 
It's the first Indian film to be shot entirely in 3D, and boy the visuals are a treat to watch on the big screen. 
 
While there are no special elements that elevate the 3D viewing experience, but the visuals are fluid and top-notch. 
 
For instance, the image of a zillion mobile phones giving shape to Akshay's character and moving like a wave on the ground and in the sky is not just exciting, but flat out terrific to watch and it warrants a 3D viewing. 
 
It takes a visionary to even imagine something as outlandish as this and there isn't a better example than Shankar in Indian cinema.
 
"2.0" offers us multiple avatars of Rajinikanth and each version is better and funnier than its previous version. Rajinikanth returns as scientist Vaseegaran, a character he popularised in "Enthiran", the first part of the franchise. He also returns as Chitti, the robot who later becomes 2.0, an upgraded version. 
 
Vaseegaran and Chitti don't quite make an impact and play their parts aptly, but 2.0 is the show stealer and Rajinikanth in this avatar charms us with his wit and energetic screen presence. 
 
The action stretch featuring 2.0 and Akshay's Birdman avatar is undeniably the most insane sequence one could've seen in recent times.
 
Akshay Kumar makes a solid south debut in a negative role but one that tugs at your heartstrings on a few occasions. His flashback episode delivers an emotional punch to what's otherwise a science-fiction action flick with not much soul. There's solid reasoning behind his decision to turn evil, and if not for Shankar and his vision, it would've turned out to be a joke. The scenes where he transforms into a Birdman are absolutely thrilling visuals that deliver a big bang for bucks.
 
"2.0" is Shankar's glorious return to form after the highly disappointing "I" featuring Vikram. He draws us into a world of humanoid robots, artificial intelligence and electromagnetic radiation. Unlike most science-fiction films, 2.0 takes the commercial route to entertain, thus does come across as illogical at places but that's what makes it insanely fun. 
 
Shankar knows how to go overboard without making his effort look superficial and he achieves it effortlessly in "2.0".
 
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COMMENTS

Shrik S

4 months ago

Due respect to the reviewer for their point of view on this movie but the real message of the movie was very strong for those who really care about the mess our kids are going to face soon.That perspective has to be The driving force i believe for Mr. A.Kumar to take up the role of the anti protagonist,unfortunately the protagonist\'s role has been drowned in digital mayhem. Visuals apart which has seen insane investment and maybe harm to several natural resources, use of tech is really a bane in the hands of the corrupt morally and ethically bereft as played by the various character actors representing the state of nations\' consumerist commercial capitalistic mobile operators with zero accountability of government action a.l.a knife weilding angry creepy evil monkey. read in news day before of several birds dead during 5G testing in Netherlands. so yes movie showed reality with extreme digital exaggeration thus losing out on the actual message which masses should have taken instead of just falling for Thalaiva\'s overly enforced 2.0 thru 3.0

Aditya G

4 months ago

Duh. All his films defy logic.

Government issues advisory against artificial nicotine products
In order to crack down on the artificial nicotine products, government on Tuesday issued an advisory against the sale of vapes, e-cigarettes, e-nicotine flavoured hookah, heat-not-burn devices, e-sheesha and other similar devices in the country.
 
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare advisory issued to all the states and Union Territories, manufacturing, distributing, trading, importing and advertising of any artificially produced nicotine products -- Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) -- will be brought to an end soon.
 
The step comes after the Delhi High Court slammed the Health Ministry for not taking regulatory measures on manufacture, import, sale and trading of e-cigarettes in the country.
 
The Ministry stated that in 2014, a roundtable discussion on ENDS was held where health experts and officers of the health and drug departments concluded that such devices are hazardous.
 
It further said that such electronic devices that enable nicotine delivery or its use, are a great health risk to the public at large, especially to children, adolescents, pregnant women and women of reproductive age.
 
The advisory also explained that in addition to creating dependence, nicotine can have adverse effects on the development of the foetus during pregnancy. It may lead to cardiovascular diseases and can also function as a "tumour promoter".
 
"It is also evident that ENDS are not approved as NRTs (nicotine replacement therapy)under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and Rules...," the Ministry said.
 
According to the Ministry, Punjab, Karnataka, Mizoram, Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have already prohibited the manufacture, distribution, import and sale of artificial nicotine products.
 
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