Bhowani Junction - Ava Gardner at Lahore
Friday, September 28, 2012
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Lahore Doodh Patti Restaurant in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Thursday, September 27, 2012
For whom the bell tolls
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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Risky river crossings
Monday, September 24, 2012
World Travel Market
Friday, September 21, 2012
Lorraine Samuel, senior client services manager, Business in Africa Events UK Ltd, says of last year’s WTM: “It was a great opportunity to network and exchange ideas on current trends, such as using tourism to encourage economic growth within a destination. The event gets bigger and better every year.”
WTM 2009 saw more than £1,139 million worth of business conducted, and this year’s show is poised to generate even more business deals, all of which will have a direct bearing on where we go on holiday in 2011 and beyond.
Turn to page 19 for inspiration on next year’s hot destinations — all of them represented at WTM. Among the more far-flung countries highlighted are Peru, Libya and Nepal — no longer the preserve of hardened trekkers.
Iraq is exhibiting at WTM for the first time in more than a decade — could the once unstable country be a tourism hot spot of the future? A delegation from the country’s ministry of tourism attended WTM last year, helping it secure a number of investments in its tourism infrastructure. With leading hotel chains building properties there and airlines now flying to the destination, this could be one to watch.
New to WTM 2010 is the Sports Pavilion, a testament to the huge growth in this sector of the travel and tourism industry. As the UK gears up for one of the biggest events in its sports tourism sector — the Ashes in Australia, starting November 25 in Brisbane — find out how to plan your holiday to coincide with this and other major international sporting events. These include next year’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, which will see thousands of rugby fans from the home nations visit the pre-tournament favourites, and the One Day Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh.
With its hosting of both the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil is set to be a major tourism force in the coming years. Read more about developments here.
Responsible travel remains a key consideration for both consumers of holidays and the travel industry, which is why WTM is dedicating an entire day to this topic. These days, an increasing number of holidaymakers choose to travel responsibly, and the destinations to which you can travel and limit your impact on the environment, or make a real difference while you’re there, are growing.
Ten years ago there were very few responsible tourism operators; today there are more than 300 selling 4,000 holidays. The responsible travel feature highlights Puerto Princesa in the Philippines as a shining example of how a community project is allowing visitors to experience one of nature’s most magical sights — the dancing fireflies of the Iwahig River.
I hope you enjoy this special World Travel Market supplement and that it gives you plenty of food for thought for your 2011 holiday plans and beyond. [Via]
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Doodh Patti Mind
Thursday, September 20, 2012
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What is in your doodh patti?
Monday, September 17, 2012
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are toxic substances released into the environment through a variety of human activities. They are very stable and long-lived chemicals that build up in the food chain and slowly poison animals and humans. POPs are lipophilic and tend to accumulate and also magnify in the fatty tissues of living beings. When they enter the body they don’t leave it and are persistent. They are also semi-volatile, which means that they can stay on the ground for a number of years and then be transported hundreds of miles away and be deposited in another place until they eventually end up in animals and humans. They are also subject to global distillation i.e. migration from warmer to colder regions called the ‘grasshopper effect’. For example, a pesticide used in Asia can easily move to Europe.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Taka Tak or Kata Kat
Thursday, September 6, 2012
A chef prepares "kata kat" a dish that combines mutton or lamb meat with kidney, heart, and other unusual delicacies. The ingredients are cooked on a "tawa" - a kind of flat wok. As they slowly sizzle the chef uses his knives to rapidly chop them into fine pieces, making the unique "kata kat!" sound which gives the dish its name. [#]
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
We proudly own a copy of Hafeez Inayatullah's famous book 'khaana pakaana' (cooking meals). At first we thought the book was written by a male author named Mr Hafeez who was breaking grounds in the field of culinary arts, but after reading the preface it dawned on us that author is infact a lady. She wrote the word 'raqma'(female writer) before her name and thats how we came to know that author is actually Ms Hafeez.
The book itself is great. It is an encyclopedia of recipes. There are 19 recipes of cooking chicken, 17 for rice dishes, 33 for 'qeema' (minced meat), 31 for regular meat, 26 for fish and the list goes on and on.