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Rs 5000 for two paans at this paan center in Aurangabad!

Tara Paan Center, Osmanpura, Aurangabad. (Photo by: Zeeshan Haq)

How much can one pay for a paan? Rs 10, Rs 20 or maximum Rs 30? Well think again, at Tara Paan Center located in Osmanpura, Aurangabad, a pair of paan which is meant for newlyweds is sold for Rs 5000 and yes people do buy it! These paans which consist of aphrodisiac (a food or a drink which stimulates sexual desire) whose effect lasts up to two days! Needless to say, orders for these special paans are placed mostly during the wedding season.

Rich in taste and ingredients

If you order a couple paan at Tara Paan Center, you’ll be given a box with a two-compartment packaging with each compartment containing a paan for the male and female. The reason? The ingredients used in the paan meant for male and female are different.

The male paan consists of musk (Rs 70 lakh per kg), agar (a liquid fragrance found only in West Bengal costing Rs 7 lakh per kg), saffron (Rs 2 lakh per kg), rose petals (Rs 80,000 per kg) and a ‘few  secret ingredients’ all wrapped in Kolkata’s famed meetha paan patta.

The female paan consists of rose petals, safed musli (a root used as an aphrodisiac costing Rs 6,000 per kg), less quantity of saffron, among other things all wrapped in the same paan leaf.

Use it wisely!

Along with the box of couple paan, a bottle of ittar (perfurme) is also given to the couple by Tara Paan Center. It is suggested to the customers that they apply this ittar on the body, bedroom pillows and on the bed sheet before involving in sexual acts. The couple is also suggested to consume the paan two hours before they start their first night and that they should consume the paan completely. Spitting the paan out is not an option for both!

At Tara Paan Center located in Osmanpura, Aurangabad, a single paan which is meant for newlyweds is sold for Rs 5000 and yes people do buy it!
Mohammad Sarfuddin Siddiqui, Owner, Tara Paan Center. (Photo by: Zeeshan Haq)

The man behind the paan

Speaking about as to how he ventured into the paan business, the owner of Tara Paan Center, Mohammad Sarfuddin Siddiqui, told Nation Next: “I ventured into the paan business because of my mother. Back in the 60s, just like my friends I went to Mumbai to try my luck in Hindi Cinema. I met a few prominent personalities including Kadar Khan. Kadar sahab once offered me to write dialogues for his theatrical drama. I agreed and even wrote a few lines. Time flew and nothing changed. I kept writing dialogues but there was nobody who offered me a job. Sadly, my mother asked me to come back to Aurangabad and start a business of my own. She mortgaged her jewellery for my new startup and eventually I started my own paan business. Due to my mother’s blessings, I have never seen downfall in my business since the 70s. Today, we not only export our paans in India but even overseas to middle-east countries like Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Dubai.”

On asking him whether he also sells couple paans to customers who’re not married, Siddiqui said, “I ask the couple if they are married or not. If they are married, I ask them what they are looking for and if they are not, I reduce the quantity of ingredients which stimulate sexual desire as I am not in the favour of pre-marital or extra-marital relationships.”

Demonetisation woes

Speaking about how demonetisation has hurt even his business, Siddiqui said, “I have a family of nine – Me and my wife, seven daughters and one son. Definitely, things have changed in the last one month. Customer footfall has decreased which is a bad sign. Modiji’s decision to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes was not wrong but I feel that the demonetisation scheme has not been implemented properly. We are not able to buy the raw material for our shop as everywhere shopkeepers are short of change. Hence we have to get everything on credit.”

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RMBRCN celebrates Charter Presentation & Installation, Rina Sinha becomes Charter President



The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.

Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.

Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and  Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.

The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohammed Master, Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.

Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka,  Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel and Amitabh Sinha were present.

President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses  have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .

Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna  presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.

 Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .

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Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur



Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.

Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.

“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.

“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.

With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.

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Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live



A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.

During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.

On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.

The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.

After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.

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