PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Explore further Play ‘Cyborg beetle.’ Image credit: UC Berkeley Three types of large beetles from Cameroon were used in the experiments, which were carried out at the University of California in Berkeley. The smallest, cotinis texana, is 2 cm long, while the largest is a massive 20 cm long (megasoma elephas). The third species was mecynorhina torquata, a 7 cm long beetle. The components of the system were implanted in the beetles when they were at the pupal stage.According to Professor Noel Sharkey, an international expert on artificial intelligence and robotics from Sheffield University in the UK, there have been attempts in the past to control insects such as cockroaches, but this is the first time the flight of insects has been controlled remotely. Sato and colleagues also said the beetles could serve as couriers to inaccessible locations. The Berkeley team is also experimenting on dragonflies, flies and moths because of their “unmatched flight capabilities”.More information: Sato H, Berry CW, Peeri Y, Baghoomian E, Casey BE, Lavella G, VandenBrooks JM, Harrison JF and Maharbiz MM (2009) Remote radio control of insect flight. Front. Integr. Neurosci. 3:24. doi:10.3389/neuro.07.024.2009 PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen The ultimate military application of remotely controlled beetles is puzzling, Professor Sharkey said, since you would need to also implant a GPS transmitter/receiver to pinpoint the beetle’s location, and probably a camera too, but this would be too heavy for even the largest beetle. Potential use of the system as a means of carrying a payload of biological or chemical weapons would be completely illegal.The Berkeley researchers suggested the “cyborg” beetles — part beetle, part machine — could serve as models for micro air vehicles. DARPA, which funded the research, is also known to be developing a Nano Air Vehicle (NAV) that would weigh less than 10 g, and measure under 7.5 cm, and give the military the capability of carrying out indoor and outdoor operations in urban warfare situations. (PhysOrg.com) — A team of scientists funded by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have implanted miniature neural and muscle stimulation systems into beetles to enable their flight to be remotely controlled. Play Citation: Cyborg beetles to be the US military’s latest weapon (w/ Video) (2009, October 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-10-cyborg-beetles-military-latest-weapon.html PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen ‘Cyborg beetle.’ Image credit: UC Berkeley Play © 2009 PhysOrg.com Play North Carolina wine crops face beetlemania Researchers Hirotaka Sato, Michel Maharbiz, and colleagues implanted a system of nerve and muscle stimulators, a microbattery, and a microcontroller with transceiver into beetles. They were able to successfully control the beetles’ take off, flight, and landing by stimulating the brain to work the wings. They controlled turns through stimulating the basilar muscles on one side or the other to make the wings on that side flap harder. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
The research group then tested whether yellow pulses occur at certain stages of feather tract differentiation by staining developing follicles with beta-catenin. Their results indicated that these pulses were not related to any mechanism taking place during tract formation, so they next examined whether the pulses were triggered by feather growth. Finding no correlation between feather growth and yellow pulses, the investigators then theorized that the yellow pulses are governed by prepatterns established before skin differentiation, and governed by the signalling peptide Agouti. They ultimately found that agouti-expressing bands are present in the dermis prior to follicle formation, and that these bands foreshadow the position of the yellow stripes. They confirmed their findings by performing a double in situ hybridzation for agouti and beta-cateninin the species Coturnix japonica.To further demonstrate the relationship between agouti and the yellow pulse, the researchers looked at the striped phenotype in mutant strains of C. japonica. Examining recessive black quails (RB-/-) and fawn quails (FA-/-), they compared differences in phenotypes with genetic data related to the expression of agouti and the duration of the yellow pulse. They found that the agouti gene directly controls stripe width in a dose-dependent manner via the duration of the yellow pulse. On these findings they conclude: “This raises the appealing possibility that striped pattern evolution is governed by differential regulation of agouti expression levels.”Finally, in a grafting experiment designed to determine whether the somitic mesoderm controls agouti expression and stripe position, the researchers transplanted somites and neural tubes from the right side of C. japonica onto the right side of P. colchicus. They used immunohistochemistry staining with QCPN to track cell growth and development from the grafted section, and track expression of Trp1, a marker for black pigment generating melanocytes. The result of their operation was a chimera whose right side showed the phenotypic characteristics of the C. japonica donor, thus demonstrating that the localized expression of agouti and the associated pigments are governed autonomously by the somitic mesoderm.The authors of this study thusly conclude that the striped pattern in birds is governed by a two-part mechanism. First, the somite determines the location and positioning of agouti-expressing bands in the dermis through the establishment of a prepattern. Then, the prepattern is further elaborated on with respect to the differing levels of expressed agouti, which in turn determine the width of each stripe. “These results,” the reasearchers write, “raise the possibility that most natural patterns, including periodic designs, rely on (and are constrained by) a stepwise organization of space that combines late local events producing periodicity and early positional sources ensuring reproducibility, which is the key to fitness and proper directionality (in this case, longitudinal stripes depend on information from axial structures).” More information: Haupaix et al. The periodic coloration in birds forms through a prepattern of somite origin. Science 21 Sep 2018: Vol. 361, Issue 6408, eaar4777. DOI: 10.1126/science.aar4777 Citation: What’s behind the color and pattern of bird feathers? (2018, September 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-pattern-bird-feathers.html To better understand the phenomenon of feather patterning and coloration, a group of French researchers led by Nicolas Haupaix undertook a study of galliform birds. In looking at an initial group of 10 species, the researchers sought to deterimine whether or not early developmental landmarks play a role in establishing spatial reference for periodic patterns in feathering. They identifed two main types of feathers among these species: entirely black (eumelanic) and yellow (a black base and tip, with a central yellow [pheomelanic] band in between). Henceforth, they were able to establish a common stripe sequence emanating from the dorsal midline: a central black stripe, sometimes containing a few yellow feathers, flanked on either side by a yellow stripe, each of which was bordered by another black stripe, which in turn was borderd by another yellow stripe.From this, the researchers observed that an increase in dorsum size correlated with an increase in stripes, suggesting that color pattern variation is not necessarily the result of scaling. In fact, in measuring absolute distances between groups of stripes, they were able to infer that stripe position is determined early, before the skin expands. The researchers also found, by plotting feather tracts in relation to stripe boundaries, “that color boundaries are highly reproducible within species,” but that these boundaries vary between species in relation to stripe width and stripe shape, suggesting that the variations in width and shape are due to local effects present during feather tract formation.Working from these findings, Haupaix and colleagues examined pigment production and feather tract formation during embryogenesis in five galliform species, each representative of distinctive variations in the width and shape of stripes and the organization of the dorsal tract. They found that pigment production begins a few days before hatching, when all dorsal tract feather follicles are visible. The black central feathers are colored first with eumelanin, the default tissue pigment, which is then succeeded by a “pulse” of pheomelanin. This forms the banded yellow pattern of the lateral feathers. This phase is then succeeded by a return to eumelanin production for the farthest lateral feathers and transient production of pheomelan, in the case of birds with a central yellow stripe. Journal information: Science © 2018 Phys.org While it may be true, as the old adage goes, that ‘birds of a feather flock together,’ what is less certain is how the feathers on those birds come to have their distinct patterns and colorations. Current data suggest that patterns of stripes and spots on animals’ fur or feathers are formed through an open-ended or stochastic process during the embryonic formation of skin, at which time a dynamic—such as Turing’s reaction-diffusion—is at play. On the other hand, owing to their specific orientation and periodictity, and the highly reproducible nature of these patterns within species, it is thought that other factors may also be at work in the development of patterning and coloration. Male Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Credit: Ingrid Taylar – Flickr: Mikiko the Quail, CC BY 2.0 Explore further How the clownfish earned its stripes: Color pattern evolution in coral reef fishes This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
A team of researchers from Japan, Mongolia and the U.K. has developed a new theory to explain the origin of iron-oxide concretions (hard, solid masses) found in Utah and Mongolia. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes their theory and how well it tested. Spherical iron concretions on Earth and Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/cornell/University, rests are all Nagoya Univeristy Museum (NUM) © 2018 Science X Network The researchers suggest their findings offer evidence of flowing water on Mars during the time the “blueberries” came to exist. They note the lack of a calcite core does not mean it was never there—such cores could very easily have vanished due to over-wash flowing through the rock. They further suggest that such an occurrence would also explain the dearth of carbonate on Mars’ surface—it would have been dissolved as part of the process that led to the creation of the blueberries. Formation process of iron concretion on Earth and Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/cornell/University, rests are all Nagoya Univeristy Museum (NUM) Journal information: Science Advances People have known about the iron-oxide balls found in Utah for hundreds, if not thousands of years—they are often referred to as Moqui marbles after the local Indian tribe. But how the small spheres came to exist is a mystery. It is the same story with the little balls in Mongolia. Interest in both has spiked in recent years due to the “blueberries” (hematite spherules) found on Mars back in 2004—many geologists believe they developed in the same way as the balls on Earth. In this new effort, the researchers suggest they may have solved the mystery of their origin on Earth, and by extension, on Mars, as well.The researchers started by looking at samples of the balls using X-ray diffraction and optical microscopes. This allowed them to get a good look at the cores of the balls. After studying the makeup of the interior of the balls, the researchers concluded that they were first nothing but sandstone (mostly calcite). But then, the sandstone was very slowly dissolved by acidic water rich in iron, resulting in the formation of the balls, which notably have calcite cores. The researchers next conducted lab experiments designed to make similar balls using the same process. They report that their efforts were successful. Using ‘shade balls’ in reservoirs may use up more water than they save More information: H. Yoshida et al. Fe-oxide concretions formed by interacting carbonate and acidic waters on Earth and Mars, Science Advances (2018). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau0872 Citation: Researchers propose a new theory to explain iron-oxide concretions found in Utah and Mongolia (2018, December 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-12-theory-iron-oxide-concretions-utah-mongolia.html Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Elemental mapping during iron concretion formation. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/cornell/University, rests are all Nagoya Univeristy Museum (NUM)
This weekend get ready to enjoy Shoelace productions’ latest venture Animal Song comprising three short musical stories – Kutte, Majh andDonkey. Experimenting with music in this play, Deepak Dhamija who has written and directed all three, brings in an animal metaphor in each of the stories.Essentially the 80 minute play – Animal Song is being enacted in Hindi and Punjabi and in sequence has three sub-plays or short stories being performed which explore the relations humans share with animals. In each of these stories the background will be an interesting point to note. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Talking about the play, Dhamija says, ‘In 2011, I experimented with a short play Kutte in Short and Sweet Delhi, (10-minute theatre festival). I was toying with idea of telling a story with multiple narratives using music and text. It worked well and the play was nominated for 6 awards in the festival and finally bagged the best script award.’‘The story of Kutte revolves around a strange connection between an old woman and street dogs. With the same format, we staged a play Majh last year, where in the backdrop of ‘84 riots and Khalistan movement love for country clashed with the love for buffalo. Now, we are adding another story Donkey, where we have multiple narratives going on simultaneously. One narrative is around a small village freedom Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflixfighter who took a vow to get married only after freedom while another narrative is about two kids discussing their religions,’ adds thewriter-director.On being asked what inspired him to pen these plays he says, ‘There wasn’t any inspiration as such. I have found myself sitting in park or road sides interacting with street dogs or cows. I have discussed politics, sports, wars and all kind of stuff with them. I have found quite a nice listeners in them. So this play was kind of tribute to these friends.’ The play has original songs composed by quite a talented bunch of Delhi musicians. The stories are being presented in the play by an ensemble cast of Harpreet, Vanya Joshi, Zakir Khan, Maheep Singh, Nitin Sukhija, Vipin Heero, Om, Jagdish, Nihal Parashar and KuljeetSingh. Maheep is a known comedian but his performance in a dramatic role needs to be seen. Harpreet’s vocal cords will add to the musical element which this play focuses on.Animal Song starting off with Kutte which had received the best script of Short and Sweet 2011 is about man’s relationship with dog.Second in line is Majh and lastly the latest addition by Dhamija is Donkey.Head over! WHERE: Kamani AuditoriumWHEN: 24 May, 7 PM
Kolkata: A youth was shot at on Beliaghata Main Road on Thursday morning.Police said the youth, Danish, received bullet injuries and is admitted to hospital.Policemen from Narkeldanga Police Station went to the spot after receiving information in this connection.Police came to know, after speaking to locals, that three youths came on a motorbike and all of a sudden, started firing at Danish, who received bullet injuries.Hearing the sound of bullet shots, locals rushed to the spot and found Danish lying in a pool of blood. Police with the help of locals took him to NRS Medical College and Hospital where he is receiving necessary treatment.Police initiated a probe in this connection and collected samples from the spot.They have also spoken to the locals to know if anyone knew the three persons who came on motorbike.A police officer said it seems there are some locals who are involved in the entire operation and suspect that the same person had informed the trio that Danish was waiting for someone on Beliaghata Main Road. Police are yet to ascertain the exact reason behind the incident, but suspect that an old rivalry had led to the crime. They are speaking to Danish’s family members to know if he was involved in a dispute with anyone in the recent times.In a bid to identify the trio involved in the incident, police are going through the footages of CCTV cameras installed in the area. The incident led to panic in the area and policemen have been posted and are taking necessary steps to check repetition of such incidents.
Asserting that the entire Indian security forces would not be able to defend the nation from terrorists, National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday called for a dialogue between the India and Pakistan to end violence at the border.“For how long do we want to see innocents being killed (in the border areas)? How much the army can defend us? Even if the entire Indian Army comes then they will not be able to defend against the terrorists. There is only one way and that is to talk to them,” Abdullah said at a press conference here. The former state chief minister also reiterated his earlier stance that PoK belonged to Pakistan and that India should be content with Jammu and Kashmir, saying that both nations do not have the courage to take each others’ territories. Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra dam“Farooq Abdullah will say this again and again. Not for the last 15 years but ever since I entered politics, I have never felt that these two sides can be united. Neither do we have the courage to take their territory, nor do they have the courage to take ours. We are also a nuclear power; they are also a nuclear power,” he said.Abdullah said that dialogue is the only way forward for a resolution to the Kashmir issue. “Ever since I came into politics, I have always said that this state (PoK and J-K) can never become one. Neither do we have the power to take back their part (PoK) nor have they (Pakistan) the power to take our part; we are a nuclear power and they, too, are,” he said at a discussion by civil society to explore the ways for bringing peace and reconciliation between the two countries.
Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will launch a special drive to collect house tax arrears worth Rs 4,700 crore, Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh said on Tuesday.This is for the first time in the history of the KMC since the Mayor-in-Council system was introduced in 1985 that sincere attempts are being made to collect house tax arrears. Earlier, the state government had allowed waiver scheme twice, namely, between 2000 and 2005 when Subrata Mukherjee was the Mayor and again between 2010 and 2016 when Sovan Chatterjee was the Mayor. But on both the occasions, the KMC could not collect the entire house tax arrears. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedGhosh held meetings with senior officials of the Assessment department to prepare the blueprint that will be followed to collect house tax arrears. The officials of the Assessment department representing various divisions will give the lists containing the names of the tax defaulters to Ghosh who in turn will pass them on to the Councilors. The latter will visit their houses and if they agree to clear the dues, then the KMC will waive 50 percent of the interest and 99 percent of the penalty. If property tax is not paid on time then the KMC imposes 12 percent interest and 15 percent penalty. Ghosh said he has fixed a target of collecting tax arrears which the Assessment department will have to meet by March 31. From April 1 to May 30, the Assessment department officials will have to submit lists of properties that have not been assessed to Ghosh. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseHe added that the officials will have to inform about the number of pending files twice a month. Ghosh maintained that in South Kolkata, the house tax dues will be around Rs 969.54 crore. In North Kolkata, it is around Rs 640 crore. In Jadavpur, the house tax arrears will be around Rs 129 crore while in Behala, it is almost Rs 160.50 crore. In Garden Reach, the outstanding will be around Rs 22.42 crore while tax from Tollygunge would amount to Rs 260.31 crore. The heavy loss in revenue which the KMC is facing now is the handiwork of the erstwhile Left Front government. The party leaders have told thousands of house tax owners in Behala, Jadavpur and Garden Reach areas, known as the added areas in KMC’s parlance, not to pay property taxes. Kamal Basu, who was the Mayor from 1985 to 1990, sent a team comprising officials of the Assessment department to take stock of the buildings in the added areas and impose a property tax. The officials were beaten up by locals at the instruction of the CPI(M) leaders in Behala in 1986. Following this, the drive was suspended forever. Ghosh said in case of housing complexes if the flat owners’ associations want a meeting with the KMC officials on house tax arrears, then if informed beforehand, he would attend the meetings. Ghosh is very hopeful about the collection of the house tax arrears.
Kolkata: The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (WBSEDCL) has roped in the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) for a pilot project in Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in some areas of Barasat, Bidhannagar and Behala to check overloading during peak hours in summer and thereby preventing the transformer from becoming defunct.”The places that have been identified hardly have any space to undertake replacement of distribution transformers. Moreover, the cost for replacing a transformer if it goes defunct is also very huge. The BESS system will prevent overloading during peak hours in summer particularly in the evening. TERI has already started their feasibility study and will submit their findings in six to eight months. If feasible, we will implement it,”a senior official of WBSEDCL said. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseGanthi Paulpara in Barasat, Hatiara Uttarmath in Bidhannagar and Srijani Ranjit Park area in Behala are the areas where it has been found that some transformers associated with electricity supply to residential consumers face huge overload during the summer months. There is significant voltage drop and the residents had submitted mass petition to the WBSEDCL pointing out their difficulty and urging the state distribution company to come up with some solution. However, there is no space for putting up distribution transformers to tackle the problem in these areas. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataA senior official of TERI said that such BESS pilot project in Bengal is the first of its kind in the country. “We are searching for strategic locations where we can put up this system,” the official said. WBSEDCL has also identified certain areas in Burdwan rural Garia and Barasat where there is requirement of such infrastructure to meet agriculture as well as domestic consumer requirement. Transformers in Nischintapur and Khandakosh in Burdwan , Bidhanpally and Kalibazar in Garia, Sadanpur and Jeerat in Barasat suffers due to huge load from the month of December to February – March when farmers take up Boro cultivation. TERI has already studied some distribution transformers in Bidhannagar and Barasat that supply electricity for domestic consumers and face enormous overloading during summer. “We will soon take up study in those areas with a mix of agriculture and domestic consumers,” the TERI official said. TERI may also integrate the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme launched in February for promotion of solar farming with the BESS project for those areas with a mix of agriculture and domestic consumers.
Kolkata: In order to meet the heavy rush of passengers during the holiday season, the Eastern Railway has decided to add extra coaches in several trains.ER will attach additional coaches to various long-distance trains during the period of April 16 to July 1. Since people plan trips during summer vacations, trains have more passengers. The Eastern Railway plans to attach additional coaches so that people don’t miss out on exploring new areas during holidays. The rush in trains is a huge challenge for families. Trains from several popular tourist destinations do not have seat availability and the waiting lists are longer during the holiday time. The additional couches will benefit travelers as they face a lot of inconvenience due to non-availability of seats. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe following trains will have additional coaches— 12259/12260 Sealdah-New Delhi Duranto Express, 12319/12320 Kolkata-Agra Cantt. Weekly Express, 12357/12358 Kolkata-Amritsar Bi-Weekly Express, 13135/13136 Kolkata-Jogbani Weekly Express, 13155/13156 Kolkata-Sitamarhi Mithilanchal Express, 13157/13158 Kolkata- Muzaffarpur Tirhut Express, 13159/13160 Kolkata-Jogbani Express, 13165/13166 Kolkata-Sitamarhi Express, 12359/12360 Kolkata-Patna Garibrath, 13121/13122 Kolkata-Ghazipur City Express (Via Patna), 22323/22324 Kolkata- Ghazipur City Shabd Bhedi Exp. (Via Dhanbad), 13043/13044 Howrah- Raxaul Bi-weekly Express, 13063/13064 Howrah-Balurghat Bi-weekly Express, 13507/13508 Asansol-Gorakhpur Weekly Express, 13509/13510 Asansol-Gonda Weekly Express, 13425/13426 Malda Town-Surat Weekly Express and 13429/13430 Malda Town-Anand Vihar Weekly Express.
Throughout the ages, the cities of Lucknow and Delhi are regarded as the epitome of Indian food. Embedded with rich culture and hospitality, The Imperial, New Delhi brings the drooling ‘Clash of the Titans’ festival for all who wants to be a part of India’s rich culinary journey at the Daniell’s Tavern from November 17– 24.The Delhi contingent is led by Chef Ved Prakash and his Lucknowi counterpart is Chef Mirza Munnawar Baig. Masterchefs Ved and Mirza fight a gourmet battle to present recipes from their archives with cuisines ranging from starters to desserts. The cuisines of Delhi are dominated by the taste of the main ingredients used in the recipe whereas the Lucknowi dishes are more aromatic and rich. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfEven though every single recipe on the two distinct menus of the Chefs seemed mouth-watering, the must-try dishes include – kebabs like Dahi kebab, Kakori and Galouti, curries like Paya Shorba and Mutton Korma, Mahi Nazakat, Raamdana ki Tikki, and the aromatic Murgh Dum Biryani. For desserts, the face-off also offers you Bharwa gulab jamun, Khoya jalebi, and the famous Purani Dilli ka Shahi tukda amongst many others. An insight on the chefs surfaces Chef Mirza as the fourth generation of Khansama from Lucknow. His forefathers used to work with Nawabs of Awadh and their gharanas. He presents in this menu traditional kebabs like Kakori, Galouti along with the all-time famous Biryanis. Mirza has generously used his own blend of spices which are prominent in his recipes. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThrowing light on Chef Ved’s legacy, his grandfather used to own an eatery in Old Dilli at the time of independence, famous for curries like Paya Shorba and Purani Dilli Ka Mutton Korma. He, therefore, brings in this menu the same flavors inspired by his grandfather’s collection as memoirs from his childhood, straight from the heart of Dilli. His spice levels are in between medium to high and his curries have a velvety texture, for an unforgettable dining experience. Vijay Wanchoo – Sr Executive Vice President and General Manager, The Imperial New Delhi stated, “The concept of ‘Clash of the Titans’ takes you on a delectable culinary journey of Hindustan and revives the traditional recipes, passed on to our Master-chefs Ved and Mirza by their forefathers. The menus by the chefs revisit the legendary food aesthetics of Lucknow and Purani Dilli, passed on from generation to generation”. Mark your calendars at the earliest to be a part of the rich culinary journey and relive the magic of the lost traditions.