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Mumbai Expressway crash : Will ensure justice for my father, says Nilofer Hussain

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Mumbai: Nilofer Hussain, daughter of Sayed Hussain, the taxi driver who was killed in a drunk-driving accident on the Eastern Expressway in Mumbai, has told the media that she will “ensure justice for her father”.

The accused Janhavi Gadkar, was driving her Audi Q3 at a speed of more than 120kmph, when she slammed into the taxi. The impact was so strong, that the front of the taxi was entirely crushed, instantly killing the 57- year- old Sayed Hussain. Gas cutters had been employed to retrieve his body from the damaged car.

“Irresponsible, is small word to describe the people who did this. How can you do this? This happens because people have an attitude that it is India, and anything can be done here. That is the main reason why people think that drinking and driving is okay. Because they think, at the end of the day, if they have money, they can get away with it. People need to change their attitude,” she told a news channel.

Nilofer told the media outlet, that the news of the accident came as a big shock to the family, as her father, who had been driving a taxi for the past 30 years, was never involved even in a minor accident.

“This is absolutely horrendous. My dad has been working as a cab driver since a long, long time. He has been driving for more than 25 years and his has been the safest pair of hands behind the wheel. He has worked extremely hard all his life and he has never had any accident. Not even a minor accident.”

Nilofer added, that none of the authorities tried to reach out to her family.

“We haven’t even heard from the police. They have not even acknowledged us. No one has even turned up to say what has happened. Just because he was a cab driver, it does not mean that he had no existence. This is nonsense, what were the police doing?”  Nilofer  was reported as saying to NDTV.

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The Craft of Distilling Is Ancient, Different Story Behind Every Bottle

The craft of distilling is very ancient and recipes have been handed down generations. To me, food and spirits are very culture-centric and each dish or drink is an experience of this culture and have a lot of story to it.

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The aim is for the curated audience to meet curated brands and learn about their stories. We consciously wanted to create a small, well-curated festival that encourages such conversations amongst the visitors," Prakash elaborated. Pixabay

Every bottle of alcohol has a tale to tell and to celebrate this, over 20 international masters, distillers, mixologists and story tellers will gather in Mumbai over the weekend on a platform that celebrates the craft of distillers and distilleries. It will also be a rite of passage for the new consumer who is open to experiencing luxury beverages that are a product of passion and commitment and are produced in small batches, without any compromise on quality.

“Every bottle has a tale, waiting to be shared – of its founder, of the distiller, of the wood in which it lay, of the people who built the spirit, of the mixologist who decided to `play’ with it and more. Listen, learn and celebrate the people behind the spirits,” Keshav Prakash, who began his career as an advertising filmmaker and then travelled the world to discover the world of fine spirts, told IANS of The Vault Biennale at the Mahalakshmi Race Course.

“The craft of distilling is very ancient and recipes have been handed down generations. To me, food and spirits are very culture-centric and each dish or drink is an experience of this culture and have a lot of story to it.

“For example, making whiskey is a tradition native to Scotland, much like rum to the Caribbean, Mezcal to the Mexico and so on. These are parts of their values and teachings handed over from generation to generation, with much love and celebration, making it an intrinsic part of a living culture,” Prakash explained.

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will also be a rite of passage for the new consumer who is open to experiencing luxury beverages that are a product of passion and commitment and are produced in small batches, without any compromise on quality. Pixabay

The event is open to only 400 aficionados each day.

“We envision two kinds of visitors at the Biennale – one who are newly immersing themselves in fine spirits and others who know their single malt, gin, whiskey etc. The aim is for the curated audience to meet curated brands and learn about their stories. We consciously wanted to create a small, well-curated festival that encourages such conversations amongst the visitors,” Prakash elaborated.

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What will be on offer?

Over 50 handpicked fine beverage brands like Kilchoman Machir Bay, Rémy Martin, Cotswolds Gin, and Amrut Peated Port Pipe. Leading the audience will be mixologists from World’s 50 Best Bars, among them Hiroyasu Kayama of Tokyo, Alex Simonidis & Georgia Georgakopoulou of Athens and Jose Luis Leon of Mexico City. (IANS)