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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

1 serving dish
1 small pan
1 wok
1 grinder

(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.

Wildlife exhibition at IIC

Posted on Thu, 02/02/2012 - 18:22 by easytours

Rare pictures capturing tiger habitats through the lens of an India Customs official, Vinod Goel, are on display at India International Center. The exhibition is a compilation of pictures taken across India for over 8 years.

"I hope the exhibition becomes an eye opener for the new generation. I want them, not only to love the wildlife, but to see its glory for themselves," said Goel.

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