Taj Beyond has launched new ecofriendly food pro

first_imgTaj &Beyond has launched new eco-friendly food production programs at Baghvan Pench Jungle Lodge and Pashan Garh Wilderness Lodge, both located in the Central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh. In addition to providing guests with amazing wildlife viewing, the lodges serve delicious traditional food, much of which is grown on the property. This new initiative ensures that the lodge kitchens are stocked with organic produce directly from the lodge’s Baghiya, a traditional vegetable garden found in this region of India.Under the supervision of Chef Manish Tyagi, the vegetable garden provides potatoes, leeks, two types of tomatoes, celery, coriander, spinach, red and yellow peppers, lemons, oranges, bananas, cabbages and zucchini.Guests of Baghvan and Pashan Garh can visit the gardens and then learn about the preparation of traditional central Indian cuisine in the lodges’ interactive kitchens. Mouthwatering dishes include stuffed lamb and marinated chicken in sealed banana leaves, and roasted vegetables and chicken tikka, all served with a variety of naan breads, homemade pickles and mint chutneys.Neighboring Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Mahua Kothi features 12 suites constructed in the charming local Madhya Pradesh style and built by the neighboring community. Adjacent to Pench Tiger Reserve, Baghvan’s 12 suites all have rooftop terraces, perfect for sleep outs under Indian skies. Banjaar Tola boasts 18 tented suites spread out along banks of the Banjaar River, overlooking Kanha Tiger Reserve. Pashan Garh is within easy reach of both Panna Tiger Reserve and the world famous temples of Khajuraho.www.andBeyond.comlast_img read more

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The average person can recognize 5000 faces

first_img By Frankie SchembriOct. 9, 2018 , 7:01 PM Think of all the faces you know. As you flick through your mental Rolodex, your friends, family, and co-workers probably come first—along with celebrities—followed by the faces of the nameless strangers you encounter during your daily routine.But how many faces can the human Rolodex store?To ballpark the size of the average person’s “facial vocabulary,” researchers gave 25 people 1 hour to list as many faces from their personal lives as possible, and then another hour to do the same with famous faces, like those of actors, politicians, and musicians. 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Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country If the participants couldn’t remember a person’s name, but could imagine their face, they used a descriptive phrase like “the high school janitor,” or “the actress from Friends with the haircut.” People came up with lots of faces during the first minutes of the test, but the rate of remembrance dropped over the course of the hour. By graphing this relationship and extrapolating it to when most people would run out of faces, the researchers estimated the number of faces an average person can recall from memory.To figure out how many additional faces people recognized but were unable to recall without prompting, researchers showed the participants photographs of 3441 celebrities, including Barack Obama and Tom Cruise. To qualify as “knowing” a face, the participants had to recognize two different photos of each person.By combining these two numbers and canceling out faces that appeared in both sets, the researchers determined the average person knows about 5000 faces, they report today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. All 25 participants in the study recognized between 1000 and 10,000 faces.Although the experiment made a number of assumptions about the rate of remembrance—and relied on the honesty of participants—the results provide a baseline number for future facial recognition studies, the research team says. Next, they hope to explore why certain people (including so-called “superrecognizers”) can recall more faces than others. In the meantime, don’t be surprised if, when flipping through your mental Rolodex, there are a lot more faces in there than you realized.last_img read more

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