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Is the Bavarian super- limo — the 2017 BMW 740Li — the best full- size luxury sedan in the world?
Sushmita Bose’s column Food and sociability: why the twain will always meet ( Talking Point, Jan 27) was food for thought. In both official and personal meetings, food plays a facilitating role. In fact, the growth of the F& B industry is grounded on this truth. Food is a great mediator and aids our interactions with each other. Big corporate houses are known to clinch deals over exclusive dinners. On an individual level, food is known to be the way to a man’s heart! Not only does it enhance sociability, it works the other way around too. Insipid food tastes better in good company. Adults and children with eating disorders are also known to benefit from eating in others’ company. The food- mood connect has been validated by research. Good food elevates spirits, soothes frayed nerves, comes to the rescue when conversation staggers, and makes way for reconnecting with people. The pleasure derived from socialising over a meal with family and friends begets other suchsuch experiences experiences andand we are inclined to host more such gatherings. Such occasions are a great way of reaching out to people and reinforcing relations. Clearly, a marriage between meeting and eating bears good fruit. families, even kids cherish the time spent with grandparents and relatives. Parents are eager to go back as they get bored here and are happy to join their close buddies and relatives back home. But it takes us a long time to get over the feeling of emptiness their departure leaves in us, and adjust to our daily routines. Thank you for a well- written article. I’ve sent a copy of the piece to my parents to read as well. Indu, by email