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Tokyo was originally a small village named Edo meaning estuary. Its name was changed to Tokyo when it was made the capital city of Japan in 1868. By 18th century it became one of the most populated cities in Asia and so it became the capital of Japan. Tokyo’s history has a lot of pitfalls in it. It was devastated by an earthquake in 1923 while the Second World War killed almost 2, 00,000 people destroying major part of infrastructure of Tokyo. But it was after Second World War this city was completely changed and was showcased on 1964 Olympics. The main land Tokyo lies in Tokyo bay and measures 90 Km east west and 25 Km north south.
Tokyo is quite scenic in its own view. It has numerous islands around 1850 Km away from its administrative center. Tokyo has humid sub tropical climate with annual rainfall of around 59.7 inch. The warmest month is august while the coldest is January. The temperatures go max up to 27.2 while the lowest goes to 6 degrees centigrade.
Tokyo is struggling against climate change. The mean temperature has increased by 3 degrees in the last 100 years as it is an urban field with not mush nature around and with a lot if industries which add on this global warming effect.
Tokyo is the largest economic metropolitan far ahead of New York and London. It is house to a large number of financial firms and banks. Post Second World War many firms from Osaka and elsewhere have shift their head quarters to Tokyo. Tokyo has been the world’s costliest city 14 times in a row. Its executive life style even includes detached house and several automobiles.
Tokyo is the center of Greater Tokyo area and it is Japan’s largest international hub for rails. The transport facilities mainly include efficient buses and rails which are quite clean and well maintained. Inside Tokyo only have domestic airport while the Narita international Airport and Chiba Prefecture which are outside the city serve as international gateways to the outside world.
Tokyo has very good educational facilities. Being the capital of industrially sound Japan it focuses a lot on the education of the citizens. Tokyo has many good and famous universities, junior colleges, and vocational schools. The most prestigious university from Japan are in Tokyo, which mainly includes Hitotsubashi University, University of Tokyo, Waseda University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and many others institutes.
Tokyo being in Asia is culturally very rich. Many different festivals occur throughout Tokyo which includes religious festivals as well festivals from the Japanese cultural and also some from the political history. Some of the festivals are the Sanno at the Sanja at Asakusa Shrine, the biennial Kanda Festivals and Hie Shrine. The biennial Kanda has a parade with very beautifully decorated floats and thousands of citizens.
So Tokyo is a fun place to visit which could move a person’s heart because it’s a city which was destroyed and then rebuild from the rags.
A land where the Sun was once sacred, offers to the world the same glorious sun in a time when Europe is covered with ice and turned into a white desert with chilling cold. It is a land where one the oldest civilization of the world started and nurtured with times. It is a land which has been mentioned in the holy Bible and the holy Quran from the times of Prophet Moses.
Egypt is Islamic but fairly open to western world. Research on test tube babies is legal in Egypt. It is also home to the Head Quarters to the Arab league. Egypt is also home to BPO’s from USA after India.
Egypt is one of the favorite destinations of tourist especially during the time of winter as it is quite warm and offers the beautiful Mediterranean climate at a time when you can hardly see the sun in European continent. It is home to a number of ancient architecture like the Giza pyramids to the Sphinx.
Egypt was ruled by a number of dynasties since 3000 B.C and was invaded by a number of foreign invaders who left back their own traits of culture and religion in the country. Egypt was ruled by the natives as well as by Persians, Romans and Arabs. So you will find famous architects like the famous hanging church of Coptic Christians to the famous Mosques from during the Ottoman Empire.
Egypt was a republic since 18 June 1953. Egypt was ruled by President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak as President of the Republic since 14th October 1981. He is the leader of the ruling National Democratic Party.
So imagine yourself amidst monuments from ancient times which will take you on a ride in those times when kings ruled the land and when religion carved the structure of the Egyptian society. The beautiful boating experience in the most beautiful rivers of the world will take away all the stress from your life. The river Nile is truly the life giver to this region which is surrounded by the Sahara desert.
Egypt has always been a destination point for many shooting of many Hollywood movies. The famous Mummy movies have been shot and conceptualized around Egyptian civilization.
Mummies have always been a very interesting part of the civilization. Even today many scientist and archaeologist are trying hard to get the core of the art of preserving bodies for centuries. It was anticipative about the final virtue and need for the mummies. But from the culture of ancient Egyptians it has been a way of preserving the bodies so that the soul can return to it in the future. These thinking in the ancient Egypt gave rise to the wonderful Pyramid chain around the banks of river Nile.
So Egypt welcomes you in this beautiful land of wonders from the ancient world and they assure that never before you would have taken back with you so many memories and had wonderful time in natural environment.
Mauritius is one of the famous Indian Ocean islands and it is the only country from Africa where you will see most of the people following Hinduism although there are significant numbers of Muslims and Christians as well. Mauritius has a total population of 1,300,000 people out of which most of them are of Indian origin with a small amount of people with European and African ancestry.
Mauritius was an uninhabited island for quite a long time until the Dutch started their colonies in the 1600’s. But soon it was soon abandon by them too. Finally it was the French who established settled communities there. Here the official languages include English, French and Mauritian Creole but most of the dealings in this country is usually in French. So that is the most spoken language in Mauritius.
The economy of Mauritius is mainly based on agriculture with the annual growth of 5% – 6%.
The growth is seen in improved life expectancy and improved infrastructure. 90% of the agricultural products constitute of sugar cane and this accounts for 25% of the earning in exports.
Mauritius does not maintain a permanent army like all the major countries of the world. The security services and the military services are mainly managed by nearly 10,000 active members who constitute of the army or the police of Mauritius. Out of these 10,000 personnel, 8,000 are the member of National Police which takes care of the domestic law enforcement, another 1,500 personnel constitute Special Mobile Force (SMF), and the remaining 500 constitute National Coast Guard.
Education in Mauritius is free from pre-primary to secondary for each citizen born in the country. “Star Schools” is the name given to the best schools in the country and every year, the CPE pupils should compete for the admissions to these schools. In 2001 Steven Obeegadoo who was then the education Minister declared educational reform in Mauritius. Like many other developed countries such as USA in Mauritius too the ranking system was completely abolished and it was replaced by grading system.
Mauritius is usually looked upon by the world as the holiday and honeymoon destination. It offers a lot of exotic locations for travel. You can experience clear sea shore and active volcanoes. Mauritius is a great holiday destination. There is so much to see and if you want to relax there is so much to relax. Tourism boom first touched the Grand Bay area. Grand bay area is also very famous among the locals. It is home to very famous restaurants and hotels in the town. La Cuvette beach which is recently renovated is a very good place to visit.
The main international airport in Mauritius is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport and the local transport mainly consists of buses and boats and the best part is that the local transports are completely free for students. So Mauritius seems to be a perfect holiday destination from where you may take away unforgettable experiences.
For One Plate (8 pieces of Chicken Tikka)
For marinade of Tikka:-
1. Plain yoghurt (not juicy) ———————————-1 cup,
2. Lemon juice————————————————-2tbsp;
3 Red chilly powders——————————————1 tsp,
4. Ginger and Garlic paste————————————Each one tsp,
5. Coriander powder ——————————————1tsp,
6. Garam masala powder————————————–1tsp,
7. Salt———————————————————— to taste,
8. Panner paste————————————————–2 to 3 pieces,
9. Grated cheese————————————————as require,
Making of Gravy:-
10. Chapped tomatoes/puree———————————-3 to 4 number
11. Refine oil—————————————————-3to 4 tsp,
12. Garlic paste————————————————–5 cloves,
13. Cumin powder———————————————-1 tsp,
14. Coriander powder—————————————– 1 tsp,
15. Cream/ milk————————————————-1 cup,
16. Salt———————————————————- to taste,
17. Sugar———————————————————to taste,
18. Almond gravy paste—————————————3tsp,
Method of Preparation:-
1. First of all, cut the chicken into small pieces, wash it properly and drain, then put in to lime juice and mix it so that smell comes out from chicken.
2. Then grind all the ingredients into food processor for a well paste.
3. Then in a separate large bowl, pour all the ingredients, paste for the marinade, then add mix with plain yoghurt and mix well and then put the chicken pieces into it and then keep it aside at least one hour or may be refrigerated, but not necessary.
4. Then thread the chicken pieces into skewers properly so that they are balanced.
5. Then start to grill chicken into hot grill until it becomes golden brown colour and put the butter /or refine oil from time to time to make sure that chicken remain tendered and moist, and during grilling of chicken, be careful not to expose the chicken to direct heat and sometimes keep aside from heat of the hot grill and then again to heat the skewers make sure that it is not to be over cooked.
6. Then keep it aside skewers rack.
Making of Gravy:-
1. In a separate pan heat oil and put in chapped onion and fry it until they have brown color and then put in ginger garlic paste, chapped tomatoes or tomato puree and fry it properly then add or mix cumin powder , coriander powder, garam masala and almond gravy and cook. Gravy is made.
2. Then add or mix grilled chicken tikkas and stir it properly. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
3 Then add the cream / milk and stir it gently, and sometimes turn off direct flame.
4. So chicken tikka masala is ready and garnish the dish with fine chapped coriander leaf.
Tips: – The following points are to remember while making the Chicken Tikka Masala.
i. Wash chicken pieces properly. Put Lemon juice in to chicken and marinades it properly so that smell will be less.
iii. Adding of masala to be balanced.
iv. Style of handling of skewers to be maintained.
vi. Some people do not put the cheese and panner in to ingredient, adding them would enhance the taste and flavour of dishes.
vi. You can make chicken tikka by oven if do not have grill but taste will be little less
vii. You may or may not use of orange colour. This is up to you.
It is to mention that, the Chicken Tikka Masala is very popular to Indian people. It has been popularized in Europe and America too. The origin of chicken tikka masala is still disputed. It is said that it was created for the Mughal Emperors. Some claim that, the origin of the dish is belongs to Glasgow in Scotland. The creamy, spice tomato based dishes are most popular in British restaurants. However, this creamy, spicy and tasteful and flavored dish is popular all around the world.