F&B and the future of of contactless

Well! 
We all had questions of what it would be like post-COVID, What would it be like going to a restaurant or what would it be like to travel! 
During my recent visit to Mumbai! This was the first visit to eat out at a dining restaurant. 
We all took our seats at the table we reserved and sat down waiting for someone to come and take our orders. 
But, here we were instead handed over a QR Code that we had to scan, browse the menu and for this particular cafe/Restaurant ( Homemade) we placed the order on the web page itself and minutes later the dishes we ordered were served. 
This contactless communication! Was very smooth and hassle-free! 
But, is this the future of not just hospitality but also other business where we will be interacting less with humans and more with technology? 
Will, this not make more of us redundant? 
Will Amazon Go – A shopping experience in the states by amazon where you are billed as you fill your baskets become a reality all over? 
Will online shopping/ Become more of a virtual shopping experience. 
I remember a couple of years ago Rayban had a VR Page on their website. Where you could experience how a particular glasses looked on you. Are we going to see more of us communicating from the comforts of our home and less of ending up at the outlets? 
What about the Spaces/Real estate are we seeing a future of brands having fewer or just one outlet where we can shop (Touch and feel)  and others get converted into warehouses? Isn’t this more like global-localisations? Where we all get connected to being one world? 

Non -Alcoholic Beverages

Non – Alcoholic beverages in India: 
India has been seeing a rise of non -Alcoholic beverage. If it was the Protein Shakes and Fresh Juices that had hit the Cola Market Shares! 
The introduction of Kingfisher’s the king of Good times Malt based Fruit drinks was another diversion for the Brand that was synonymous with Beer in India. 
Then we had Swami entering the market, it wasn’t as popular as it is today. But first the introduced Grapefruit & Cucumber tonic. A Drink that can be enjoyed just like that or with a little bit of alcohol. 
It wasn’t until the 2019s when the non- Alcoholic market sensed they should be part of this market. Budweiser, Heineken and Hoegaarden joined the Non-Alcoholic league. Where Hoegaarden has even introduced Rosé a Raspberry flavoured non-Alcoholic beer. 
The pandemic Struck! Alcohol wasn’t easily available. The ones who had their duty free stock too! Felt the pinch! When they were forced to splurge on their alcoholic choices once the wine shops opened. 
But with festive season all over starting from Diwali. The Bartenders were missed and the classic cocktails were not just introduced but were booming with #Homebartenders where Andstirred cocktails mixes & Mocktail’s and Jimmy’s cocktails like Whiskey-Sour, Cosmopolitan. And where Swami introduces A range of non-Alcoholic Cocktails (Rum Cola,Pink G&T and Gin & Tonic) 
While this is happening in India! Are we a future of Non – Alcoholic market looks exciting since there has been a range of non-Alcoholic alcohol’s that like Lyre & Ritual gaining a lot of popularity in the states. 
So are we going to be seeing a decline in alcohol in the coming years? Or are non-alcoholic beverages and alcohol just a fad and trend?  

Non -Alcoholic Beverages

Non – Alcoholic beverages in India: 
India has been seeing a rise of non -Alcoholic beverage. If it was the Protein Shakes and Fresh Juices that had hit the Cola Market Shares! 
The introduction of Kingfisher’s the king of Good times Malt based Fruit drinks was another diversion for the Brand that was synonymous with Beer in India. 
Then we had Swami entering the market, it wasn’t as popular as it is today. But first the introduced Grapefruit & Cucumber tonic. A Drink that can be enjoyed just like that or with a little bit of alcohol. 
It wasn’t until the 2019s when the non- Alcoholic market sensed they should be part of this market. Budweiser, Heineken and Hoegaarden joined the Non-Alcoholic league. Where Hoegaarden has even introduced Rosé a Raspberry flavoured non-Alcoholic beer. 
The pandemic Struck! Alcohol wasn’t easily available. The ones who had their duty free stock too! Felt the pinch! When they were forced to splurge on their alcoholic choices once the wine shops opened. 
But with festive season all over starting from Diwali. The Bartenders were missed and the classic cocktails were not just introduced but were booming with #Homebartenders where Andstirred cocktails mixes & Mocktail’s and Jimmy’s cocktails like Whiskey-Sour, Cosmopolitan. And where Swami introduces A range of non-Alcoholic Cocktails (Rum Cola,Pink G&T and Gin & Tonic)  
While this is happening in India! Are we a future of Non – Alcoholic market looks exciting since there has been a range of non-Alcoholic alcohol’s that like Lyre & Ritual gaining a lot of popularity in the states. 
So are we going to be seeing a decline in alcohol in the coming years? Or are non-alcoholic beverages and alcohol just a fad and trend?  

Non -Alcoholic Beverages

Non – Alcoholic beverages in India: 
India has been seeing a rise of non -Alcoholic beverage. If it was the Protein Shakes and Fresh Juices that had hit the Cola Market Shares! 
The introduction of Kingfisher’s the king of Good times Malt based Fruit drinks was another diversion for the Brand that was synonymous with Beer in India. 
Then we had Swami entering the market, it wasn’t as popular as it is today. But first the introduced Grapefruit & Cucumber tonic. A Drink that can be enjoyed just like that or with a little bit of alcohol. 
It wasn’t until the 2019s when the non- Alcoholic market sensed they should be part of this market. Budweiser, Heineken and Hoegaarden joined the Non-Alcoholic league. Where Hoegaarden has even introduced Rosé a Raspberry flavoured non-Alcoholic beer. 
The pandemic Struck! Alcohol wasn’t easily available. The ones who had their duty free stock too! Felt the pinch! When they were forced to splurge on their alcoholic choices once the wine shops opened. 
But with festive season all over starting from Diwali. The Bartenders were missed and the classic cocktails were not just introduced but were booming with #Homebartenders where Andstirred cocktails mixes & Mocktail’s and Jimmy’s cocktails like Whiskey-Sour, Cosmopolitan. And where Swami introduces A range of non-Alcoholic Cocktails (Rum Cola,Pink G&T and Gin & Tonic) 
While this is happening in India! Are we a future of Non – Alcoholic market looks exciting since there has been a range of non-Alcoholic alcohol’s that like Lyre & Ritual gaining a lot of popularity in the states. 
So are we going to be seeing a decline in alcohol in the coming years? Or are non-alcoholic beverages and alcohol just a fad and trend?  

Best Movies of 2020: 

This Year was very different in many ways. 
Even for streaming movies. 
And since many of us did not have the opportunity to go to the cinemas to watch movies! We Watched the ones that were on our Bucket list for a long time. So here are the best of movies I watched. 
Two Popes: The World Trade Centre: A Film based on a true story about two cops who survived the 9/11 and this is a film you should watch. To know how a western country was completely taken by surprise and how the two survive to tell their story.  
Parasite: The Huge difference between the Rich and Poor is shown here. And Once the Greed is unstoppable. They can go to any limits to make sure their plan is successful. And We humans are just like Parasites!! 
Contagion: This film gave us a little teaser of what was to come about five years ago. But very few of us thought about something like this would ever happen! We rarely take the film as reality. But always think about it as a fictitious medium. But This film was so accurate with what we have all gone through this year in the same/Similar Ways. 
Just Mercy: With The Black Lives Matter Movements being one of the most talked-about global issues. This film talks about the way ‘Blacks’ are being treated and how one Black Lawyer helps to get his accused justice. This is a must-watch. 
Rocketman: An Autobiography on Elton John one of the greatest pianist and the film is about how he came to be known as Elton John. on Amazon prime Video 
Richard Jewell: An innocent man who initially a hero to save lives when he finds bombs in a live event. But later is accused as a culprit and how he has to prove his innocence by Clint Eastwood a must watch on Amazon prime Video 
Jojo Rabbit: This is a sarcastic film about a Hitler Fanatic and his relationship with his mother. This was a very entertaining film on Disney Hotstar.
Ford vs Ferrari: A Story about Carroll Shelby ( Matt Demon)  an automotive designer, and Ken Miles(Christian Bale) a race car driver who come together to build a trailblazing vehicle and compete against the Ferrari race cars.Available to watch on Disney hot star. 
Best Bollywood Movies 2020: 
This Year! There haven’t been many Bollywood movies as such that have been a memorable watch. But Surprisingly all the best movies! I watched this year were based on Woman. Right from Shakuntala Devi who was known as the Human-Computer to Gunjan Saxena or for that matter Thappad. 
Thappad: Why Should one remain Quiet if one’s isn’t respected? 
Gunjan Saxena:  A Story about India’s first Woman Air Force Officer/Pilot, The Story is about how Ggunjan’s father pursued her daughter to fulfil her dream of being a pilot. The story also highlights how the academy was open to having a woman in their academy but did not have all the basic services like a restroom and changing room. This film was also controversial as the Air Force academy refused and accused the filmmaker of making the film slightly fictional.on  Amazon Prime Video 
Shakuntala Devi: An Autobiographical/Biographical film about Shakuntala Devi who was India’s best mathematicians and this is her story as told by her Daughter. This is a must-watch everybody to know about one of the greatest minds and her struggle and achievements. The Film stars Vidya Balan as a lead! Who completely did justice to the role. On Amazon Prime Video 
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