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Laval, QC

Breaking India’s Cycle of Waste and Risk

http://www.circleo fblue.org/waternew s/2013/world/to-gr id-or-not-to-grid- breaking-indias-cy cle-of-waste-and-r isk/ AMBIKAPUR, Chhattisgarh, India — Though it is located just 336 kilometers (209 miles) north of Raipur, Chhattisgarh’s bustling capital, it takes either a hard drive or an overnight train ride to reach this city of spice and crowds. Further on, 40 kilometers (25 miles) down a narrow heaving road of cracking asphalt, a high ridge of rock and forest lead west to Khondla Village. Though official India is slow to recognize it, the path to this huge nation’s successful modernization leads through villages like Khondla. During the last two years, BAIF (Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation) — a respected Indian non-profit that specializes in rural development and was founded in 1967 by an associate of Mahatma Ghandi — has worked with Khondla’s rice farmers to design and develop an elegant, low-cost irrigation and water-conservation project. With a goal of recharging the area’s groundwater reservoirs, which local farmers say have been declining in recent years, the project has so far led to significantly larger harvests using check dams, small ponds, shallow channels, and gravity to capture the rainfall that pours off the surrounding ridge and distributing it to the village’s rice paddies. One significant benefit is that Khondla’s farmers earn cash wages to build and manage the project. Another benefit is that farm incomes have grown with the increased yields and larger rice harvests. Vjiyar Singh, the 45-year-old village president and a rice farmer who has spent all his life in Khondla, summed up the project, now in its third season, this way: “I get the opportunity to work on the field and get money from the field. The crop increased, so it’s good.” In many ways, India is a study in cognitive dissonance, a fierce and frustrating struggle between what is really working in the country — especially in India’s 400,000 villages, like Khondla — and the mega-costly and complex industrial modernization that the national government’s leaders insist is the best path for the world’s second most populous nation. In other words, more than just 1,100 kilometers (700 miles) separate Khondla and New Delhi, India’s capital.  (Aug 5, 2013 | post #1)

Hamilton, ON

Scott Crown Food Review of The Boiler Room Dallas Management

Food Management Review at the Boiler Room Dallas by Crown Capital Partners LLC As self-proclaimed food critiques, me and my girlfriend do a lot of dining form restaurants to restaurants just so we could try their menus. We love to eat, we love food and of all the restaurants we dined at, we have fallen in love to one and it is no other than The Boiler Roomlocated in the heart of Deep Ellum in Dallas. Wednesday night we decided to have a dinner date at The Boiler Room. It was our first time there and I am glad we have decided to dine there because in fact boiler room was not an option. The place wasn’t in the list because it is a music venue although they also serve food. We were there at exactly 8 p.m. There were a lot of people when we got in but there were still plenty of seats which a plus point for me. We were seated at a smaller table because it was just me and my boyfriend in the right corner side of the room. They have daily specials and then a regular menu with appetizers, sliders, sandwiches, and entrees. They have a pretty good menu selection. Both of us ordered sliders. What I like most is that you can mix and match and order either two or three. Girlfriend went with the chicken fried steak sliders with fries. It has a patty of chicken fried steak, creamy gravy, and a dollop of mashed potatoes. And mine was two of the chicken fried steak sliders and then one bacon ranch chicken slider. We also ordered the veggie wrap; it comes with sprouts, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, and cheese. The ingredients were drizzled with raspberry vinaigrette and wrapped up in a flour tortilla. The wrap was accompanied by potato chips and a small fruit salad. And can you believe it, this only costs $6.50! The dressing was well-proportioned and all of the ingredients were fresh and crisp, just the way we both like it. Because we both ordered sliders, we had many options and the mix and match were all great. You also have the option of adding sweet potato fries. My chicken salad slider was first-class; I just love how they prepared them. My chicken fried steak slider was at its finest! Maybe the best I ever had. The spoonful of taters did make it feel like going back for more; the mashers were excellent. We ordered the apple pie dessert, only to find they were out of that so I was a bit disappointed because they also said it was the best there. All in all, the experience was great, the foods were splendid, the service was superb and the waiting time was okay. I can obviously say I will make a return visit. Prices were great. Service was decent. Foods are impressive and we just love this place! Food Management Review at the Boiler Room Dallas by Crown Capital Partners LLC Related articles: http://www.theboil erroomdallas.com/ http://www.theboil erroomdallas.com/# !about/c9qb  (Jun 30, 2013 | post #1)