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JULY 2001- Contents

Indo-Pak Focus
50Year Photo Retrospective

The 'People' Effort

Agra Summit- the happier moments

Begum Sehba Musharraf's time in India

Cuisine Diplomacy

Open Letter to the General and the PM

Indo-Pak Reconciliation School

People
Kiran Bedi's screen debut 

Fashion & Lifestyle
'
By the Young, for the Young' 

Fashion Graduates - India

Pakistan School of Fashion Design

Heritage
Adopting Historic sites

Art
Benoy Behl- documenting
India's ancient art

Health
Preventive Medicine - How it
helps


Films
Aamir Khan - an interview

Music
Adnan Sami

'United for Gujarat' - the first South Asian concert'

Travel & Adventure
Dr. Kamal Vilku -India's first lady in Antarctica

Books
Speaking Stones - Heritage
Sites in India

 

Editor's Note

 

the craft shop

the print gallery

 

 



 

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Cuisine Diplomacy

What the General was served!

It was cuisine diplomacy from the word Go! 

 14 July - Taj Palace Hotel, Delhi

Luncheon hosted by Prime Minister Atal Behari
Vajpayee in honour of General Pervez Musharraf

Chef Hemant Oberoi made a last minute addition to the following menu when he learnt that the General's favourite dish was 'daal gosht' (mutton cooked with lentils).

Appetisers

makhmali murg ke tikke

 dariya ke ratan (charcoal-broiled pickled tiger prawns)

chaamp-e-Lucknowi (kid lamb chops flavoured with herbs and spices) 

and 

machhli tukda

followed by

 badam bahar

Main Courses

sali boti(sweet and spicy boneless mutton), 

safed badami murg (chicken in almond paste and yoghurt gravy),

 guchchi palak, 

nizam-e-bahar,

chilman-e-chilgoza 

and 

kulchas. 

And the General's favourite - dal gosht

Desserts

Do they really matter after the above??

General's comments: ''Bahut umda'' 

 

 

15 July - Jaypee Palace Hotel - Agra

Working Lunch for General Musharraf and Prime Minister Vajpayee

Aise Jehan Salad

 Picatta chicken

 Fresh-water prawns

Kashmiri dum aloo

 Leheme Murseen 

Germinated wheat halwa

Begum Sehba Musharraf's Lunch at Amar Vilas Hotel - while the General was enjoying his working lunch with the Prime Minister

15 July

 Ice-berg salad, 

Mulligatawny Soup,

Murg Ke Parchey.

Nalli Gosht 

Dal palak lehsun,

Tandoori gobi 

Korma

First Lady's Comments: Wanted recipes for  Mulligatawny Soup,
Nalli Gosht and Murg Ke Parchey.


Wonder why the slow outcome of the Agra Summit!

P.S. The dinners/banquets were State occasions - far more advanced in the complexity and number of dishes served.

Cheers!


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