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Rare Foods Series : Ash Yoghurt 

Some communities of West Poker County of Kenya make this Yoghur. They add the ash of cromwo tree known in local dialect as “mala ya kienyeji” or “kamabele kambo. The ash acts as a disinfectant and gives Yoghurt a unique aromatic taste and bright Grey color. Yoghurt for men is made from Cow’s (crosses between local breeds and zebù) and for women and children is made from local galla goat’s milk which is rich in nutrients. Raw milk is collected in a calabash, a traditional container made from pumpkin and gourd varieties, and let stand for at least three days.… Read More »Rare Foods Series : Ash Yoghurt 

2.6 Million Old Fossils found in Masol Village of Punjab

Shivalik mountains have been suggested to be 16 to 5 million years old. Much of present day Himachal Pradesh is situated in these hills. Punjab, Haryana plains sit just below these hills. This area has many perrenial rivers flowing through these states. Due to this, the area must have been rich in vegetation and plenty of water made which had made it an ideal place for many animals to inhabit it. In fact, a research conducted jointly  by India-based Society for Archaeological & Anthropological Research (SAAR) and France’s National Scientific Research Center (CNRS) and department of prehistory of the National… Read More »2.6 Million Old Fossils found in Masol Village of Punjab

Fabled Tiledar Juttis of Punjab

Famous Punjabi Juttis (shod) are traditional footwear of Punjab. Tiledar juttis are finely embroidered with Zari and Gold threads. Both men and women wear these. These juttis are made in Patiala where the Mochi (cobbler) Jinngar community of Rajasthan, who have now been settled in Punjab for several generations make this footwear. Earlier they used to make horse saddles and reigns (ghore ka jinn) which were sent to places like Lahore.  The juttis were made in a wide area, from Udaipur to Hindumal Kot in Rajasthan.  The artisans who make these footwear in Jalalabad region of Fazilka migrated from Kasur… Read More »Fabled Tiledar Juttis of Punjab