Friday, January 24, 2014

DFW Airport aiming to be the “World’s Healthiest Airport”
Marketing campaign and menu tasting was held on 22nd Jan 2014 to highlight healthy dining options
India 24th January 2014 : Passengers traveling through Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport can avoid diet turbulence and fuel their bodies with the right nutrients thanks to the healthy offerings available at any DFW restaurant. The Airport has launched a marketing campaign entitled “Eat Healthy at DFW” to support the effort of DFW concessionaires in providing healthy eating options, and many of those restaurants participated in a menu tasting event. DFW concessionaires are participating in the campaign, each offering at least one low-calorie, low-fat, low-sodium, cholesterol-free, plant-based, or high-in-fiber entree or menu item.
“Although we are very proud to be the fourth busiest airport in the world, we are equally as proud to be one of the healthiest,” said Ken Buchannan, executive vice president of revenue management at DFW Airport. “Providing our customers with healthy, diverse and nutritious dining options is another sign of our commitment to making our customer experience exceptional and supporting those who strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle, even while traveling.”
DFW Airport requires all food and beverage concessionaries to offer at least one healthy entr饠or menu item. Examples of such options include:
• Roasted corn and lime crema tacos and black bean and roasted red pepper quesadillas from Urban Taco (C22);
• Enchiladas de avocado (vegetarian enchiladas with artichoke and avocado) from Cantina Laredo (D24);
• Veggie-packed teriyaki bowls from Blue Bamboo Xpress (D31);
• “Tofusion” whole-grain brown rice bowls from UFood Grill (B8);
• Gourmet veggie plates such as the “Southern Classic” at Cousins Bar-B-Q (B28, D28), with baked beans, corn-on-the-cob, green beans, black-eyed peas, and okra; and the award-winning “Martha’s Vegetable Plate” at Reata (D33), an expansive raft of simply grilled and roasted asparagus, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, tomato, sweet potato, spinach, balsamic-glazed Portobello, sweet onion, ranch beans and Spanish rice.
According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s 2013 Airport Food Review, DFW Airport ranked as the 5th best for healthy eating, with 79% of on-site restaurants offering at least one plant-based, fiber-packed entree. The rankings are determined by dividing the number of on-site airport restaurants offering at least one healthful plant-based entr饠by the total number of restaurants in the airport. A restaurant ranks as “healthful” if it serves at least one high-fiber, cholesterol-free menu item, which includes a breakfast, lunch, or dinner entr饮 The healthful option must include at least two of the four food groups on the Physicians Committee’s Power Plate: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, or legumes.
“It is our priority to top the 2014 Airport Food Review ranking with 100% of our eateries serving a nutritious option,” added Buchannan. “Our concessionaires are excited about ramping up their offerings to include gourmet, fresh, and even organic selections, and our passengers are excited to know they can avoid diet ‘turbulence’ when traveling through DFW.”
The Airport’s healthy eating campaign is its latest initiative aimed at supporting healthy life choices for passengers. In 2012, DFW unveiled its LiveWell Walking Path – measuring seven-tenths of a mile – inside Terminal D to give traveling passengers an option to exercise while on-the-go. A full-service Yoga Center and multiple children’s play areas complete with games, activities and playscapes provide additional opportunities for staying fit while traveling.

Rethinking Urban Land Use Planning in India

24 01 2014

Dear Friend:
As part of our Urban Workshop Series, the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), Delhi, are delighted to invite you to a Workshop on Rethinking Urban Land Use Planning in India by Vaidehi Tandel of Department of Economics, University of Mumbai
Date:               Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Time:               3.45 p.m.
Venue:             Conference Hall, Centre for Policy Research, Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021
Planning in Indian cities is under pressure to adapt to the dynamic urban condition but is constrained by the technical and bureaucratic process of master/development plan making. As a result, plans are neither able to adequately meet infrastructure requirements nor address the increasing informalization of shelter and livelihoods in cities. Why don’t Indian cities look like their spatial plans? How does planning respond to informal development? What should be the nature of planning in Indian cities? These are the key questions explored. To illustrate the divergence between spatial plans and actual land use, an empirical study of land use in a suburban area in Mumbai is undertaken and the reasons for this divergence are discussed. We find that master/development plans based on technical principles with micro level detailing are unable to foresee and&n bsp; adapt to the economic dynamics and spatial restructuring in Mumbai and are partly undermined by “occupancy urbanism” (Benjamin 2008). Finally, we articulate a re-thinking of urban planning in India so that plans are better able to reflect the requirements and needs of the citizens. The presentation is based on a co-authored paper by Vaidehi Tandel along with Abhay Pethe, Ramakrishna Nallathiga, and Sahil Gandhi.
Vaidehi Tandel is currently a doctoral student at the Department of Economics, University of Mumbai. Her doctoral thesis focuses on the political economy issues in the governance of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. She has published co-authored papers in peer reviewed journals and has co-authored a chapter in a forthcoming book. She also has worked on projects commissioned by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, World Bank, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, and Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. Her research interests lie in the areas of New Institutional Economics, Urban Economics, Urban Studies, and Political Economy. She can be reached on 

NCS :Innovation Summit

24 01 2014

24 01 2014
Dear friends,
It would be a great pleasure if you will join us on this especial event we have programmed, in which the huge paper portraits of Indian and Nepali women and men
 drawed by the Spanish artist Omar Arraez
 will become the human landscape for a theatre performance based on the Cervantes’ Exemplary Novels.
Hoping to see you then, warmest regards.

Jesús Clavero-Rodríguez
Instituto Cervantes
Cultural Manager

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Instituto Cervantes, in collaboration with India Art Fair,Yellowcat Theatre and Indsight, have the pleasure to invite you to the opening of the exhibition:
Anonymous by Omar Arraez (+)
and the theatre performance:

The Imaginary Life of Dogs, based on Cervantes’ Exemplary Novels (+)
on Tuesday 28th at 7:00 pm at the Exhibition Gallery of Instituto Cervantes (48, Hanuman Road. Connaught Place).

INSTITUTO CERVANTES DE NUEVA DELHI  |© Instituto Cervantes, 2013. Reservados todos los derechos

Concert by Hungarian Virág Kiss (piano) and Sándor Dezső (cello)

24 01 2014
Dear Friends, 
I am happy to inform you that the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, in cooperation with Delhi Music Society and India International Centre, presents a concert by noted Hungarian musicians Virág Kiss (piano) and Sándor Dezső (cello) at the India International Centre on Monday, 27th January 2014 at 6.30 p.m.
Please see the attached invitation.
All are welcome!
With best regards,
Hungarian Centre
Johanna Balchandani
Senior Cultural Adviser
Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre
1-A Janpath, New Delhi – 110 011

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