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3 cubs spotted in Ranthambore tiger reserve

Posted on Fri, 03/30/2012 - 12:53 by easytours
 
Wildlife - TigerSpotting of three cubs comes as good news for the Ranthambore tiger reserve. At least three cubs were reportedly seen in the Khandar range of the forest by one of the forest 'mitras'.

"One of the forest guards spotted three cubs. The cubs, according to him, are of the tigress T-30 in the Khandar area. But we are yet to confirm it.

Trap cameras have been set up in the area to captures pictures of the tigress and her cubs," chief wildlife warden A Choubey said.

"One of the forest guards spotted three cubs. The cubs, according to him, are of the tigress T-30 in the Khandar area. But we are yet to confirm it. Trap cameras have been set up in the area to captures pictures of the tigress and her cubs," chief wildlife warden A Choubey said.

"The area has been cordoned off and we are hopeful of capturing pictures of the cub soon." Rajesh Gupta, additional director of the park, said.The park has been seeing a baby boom since the past year when 17 cubs were born. However, officials warned out of the 17 cubs, two have not been spotted in the recent days.

"The number of cubs in the past year was very good but we may soon see some migration when they become sub-adults," stated Choubey.


Taj Mahotsav Festival in Agra, India

Posted on Sat, 02/18/2012 - 13:30 by easytours
 
Taj Mahotsav,Taj Mahotsav Festival in Agra, India also known as Taj Mahal Utsav, is a 10 day annual festival normally organized in the month of February at Shilpgram, near the Taj Mahal; however, due to elections in Uttar Pradesh, it will be organized from 16th of March to 25th of March this year. This major event evokes the memories of the old Mughal period prevalent in the 18th and the 19th centuries in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The Festival highlights the rich culture, arts, crafts, cuisine, music and dance of Uttar Pradesh.

Wildlife in India - Male tigers do double up as mothers for their cubs

Posted on Sat, 02/18/2012 - 13:17 by easytours
 

Wildlife tours in IndiaWildlife enthusiasts may have finally found an answer to the longstanding question - do male big cats rear their cubs whose mothers have died? Pictures taken at the Ranthambore National Park on Saturday evening by wildlife conservator and photographer Balendu Singh, show that the male tigers do double up as mothers for their cubs.

"These are pictures of the T25 tiger looking after the two cubs that he fathered," said tiger expert Valmik Thapar, as he announced to enthralled audience at the


Kadhai Paneer

Posted on Fri, 02/03/2012 - 19:13 by easytours
 

Kadhai Paneer - Recipe from Mahipal Singh Rathore

(Batons of cottage cheese and capsicum cooked in a wok, with tomatoes and herbs, prominently flavored with coriander seeds). (Batons of cottage cheese and capsicum cooked in a wok, with tomatoes and herbs, prominently flavored with coriander seeds).

Kadhai Paneer

Utensils:
1 serving dish
1 small pan
1 wok
1 grinder

Ingredients:
(All ingredients are easily available at any Indian grocery store in the U.S.)
Cottage cheese – 24 oz.
Coriander seeds – 0.2 oz.
Ginger – 0.6 oz.
Tomatoes – 24 oz.
 Garam masala powder – 0.2 oz.
Capsicum – 5 oz.
Whole red chilies – 5
Fenugreek leaves – a pinch
Salt – to taste
Green coriander – 0.6 oz.
Clarified butter or oil – 1.41 oz.


Chef of the Month - Mahipal Singh Rathore

Posted on Fri, 02/03/2012 - 18:54 by easytours
 
ChefThe modest demeanor of Mahipal Singh Rathore, the Executive Chef of the Taj View, Agra, doesn’t do justice to his culinary capabilities. He is a specialist in Avadhi cuisine and a graduate of the prestigious Institute of Hotel Management, Catering & Technology in Ahmedabad. This keen interest in the culinary arts was kindled at an early age, by his grandmother. Having accumulated accolades and experience over his last two decades at the prestigious Taj group of hotels, he delights patrons at the Taj hotel in Agra, with his mouthwatering recipes.
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