The holy month of Ramzan is a time when Muslims all over the world observe fasts and engage in spiritual practices. In India, the city of Hyderabad is known for its vibrant Ramzan celebrations, with its famous food bazaars attracting food lovers from all over the country. This year, however, there is a new practice that has been adopted by some hotels in Hyderabad during Ramzan – not using curtains to cover food.
Traditionally, during Ramzan, hotels and restaurants in Hyderabad would cover their food with curtains or screens to protect it from flies and other insects. However, this year, some hotels have decided to do away with this practice, citing reasons such as reducing plastic waste and promoting transparency.
One of the hotels that has adopted this new practice is the Taj Falaknuma Palace, a luxury hotel in Hyderabad. Speaking to the media, a spokesperson for the hotel said that they have decided not to use curtains to cover their food during Ramzan as part of their commitment to sustainability.
“We are always looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint and promote sustainable practices. This year, we have decided not to use curtains to cover our food during Ramzan, as we believe that this will help reduce plastic waste,” the spokesperson said.
Another hotel in Hyderabad that has adopted this practice is the Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre. In a statement, the hotel said that they have decided to do away with curtains to promote transparency and build trust with their customers.
“We want our customers to see the food that we are serving them, and we believe that not using curtains will help build trust and promote transparency. We are confident that our customers will appreciate this new practice,” the statement read.
While this new practice has been welcomed by some customers and environmentalists, others have expressed concerns about hygiene and food safety. Some customers have taken to social media to express their reservations about eating food that is not covered.
However, hotels that have adopted this practice have assured their customers that they are taking all necessary precautions to ensure food safety and hygiene.
“We understand that some customers may have concerns about hygiene and food safety, but we want to assure them that we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure that our food is safe and hygienic. We have trained our staff to handle food safely, and we are regularly monitoring the temperature and quality of our food,” the Taj Falaknuma Palace spokesperson said.
Overall, the decision by some hotels in Hyderabad to not use curtains to cover food during Ramzan is a bold move towards sustainability and transparency. While there may be some concerns about hygiene and food safety, it is important to trust that these hotels are taking all necessary precautions to ensure that their customers are safe and satisfied.