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‘Whose Case’: Mumbai policemen shun responsibility; 5-year-old rape victim made to wait for 4 hours

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

In yet another shocking incident of sexual brutality, a 5-year-old child was raped by a man near her home in Wadala in Central Mumbai. Her agony was multiplied manifold when the police wasted precious time debating who should take charge of the case while the child was crying and bleeding.

The rape took place in Antop Hill, around 2 Km away from her house, when the child had gone out to buy chocolate.

The man allegedly approached the child with an offer to buy her chocolates.

Even as he tried to tempt the child with a 10-rupee note, the child refused saying, “I don’t want anything from you.”

Later, at around 10.30 PM, the man was seen walking off with the child in his hands, though only his back could be seen through the CCTV footage, a newspaper said.

A couple of hours later, at around midnight, she was found on a road, crying and bleeding.

Astonishingly, it took the police more than 4 hours to take the child to a hospital. “The residents of the area claim that the massive delay took place because the two police teams, from areas just 10 minutes apart, started arguing over jurisdiction”, said NDTV.

The child was first taken to the Antop Hill police station. After that she was rounded to the Wadala police station. She was again sent to the Antop Hill station, after the police thought that the case should be handled at the area where the rape took place.

According to residents from the area, it was only after they stated that they would take the child to the hospital themselves–that the cops took the child to the Sion hospital at 2.45 AM.

As of now, no action has been taken against the errant cops.

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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)