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Governor Beckinghams Latest Blog

first_img TCI tourism surges for 2015; March is biggest month Salvation Army does exceedingly abundantly more in Red Kettle Drive Premier to showcase TCI’s financial rebound at London meetings Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppClick below to view the Governor’s latest blog:http://blogs.fco.gov.uk/peterbeckingham/2014/09/01/keeping-tci-as-a-desination-of-choice/ Related Items:peter beckingham, shore club, stan hartling, tci tourism Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more

Farooq Entire Indian forces cant defend against terrorists

first_imgAsserting 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.last_img read more

Food Battle Mughals vs Nawabs

first_imgThroughout 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.last_img read more