Popular Tourist Destination in India is Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort pic

Mehrangarh Fort
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The president of Jackson Heights, New York-based Leverich Design Studio, Sat Parkash Sharma has extensive construction management experience. When not working in New York, Sat Parkash Sharma takes time off to travel and likes visiting Asian destinations such as India.

A popular tourist destination in India is Mehrangarh Fort, in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Its name means “fort of the sun.” The fort sits atop a rocky hill soaring 400 feet above the surrounding area. More than 500 yards in length, its walls are 70 feet thick and in some locations have a height of 120 feet. Roa Jodh, then head of the ruling Rajput clan, founded the fort in 1459.

Over the course of the next five centuries, various additions and modifications were made to the fort and to the structures and palaces found inside. As a result, one can notice the different building styles representing different periods as one tours the area; the abrupt change from one era to the next is one of the alluring characteristics of the fort.

To reach the fort requires passing through seven gates, some of which bear cannonball scars, a testament to its military purpose. Inside the fort are well preserved palaces, courtyards, galleries, temples, and stunning artifacts showcasing the outstanding workmanship of Jodhpuri craftsmen, as well as the area’s rich cultural heritage.


Queens, New York, Is Growing in Popularity As A Travel Destination

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Queens, New York
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Real-estate professional Sat Parkash Sharma currently serves as president of Leverich Design Studio, headquartered in Jackson Heights, New York. For decades, Sat Parkash Sharma has been involved in a number of noted real-estate projects in Queens, which is now becoming one of the most popular places to live, work, and visit in New York City.

Queens is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse urban centers, with 47.8 percent of its population having been born outside the United States. Its more than 2.3 million residents speak more than 160 different languages. This diversity is anchoring the continued growth of the borough. Coupled with its beaches and increasingly expanding food destinations, part of the growth is also due to more tourists visiting the area.

In 2014, Queens saw five new hotels opening, with more than 40 in the pipeline. Foreigners as well as buyers priced out of Brooklyn are driving demand for housing in the area. Trulia reports that in 2015, median home sales increased by 14 percent or $75,000. For 2016, median sales prices and median rent have also experienced increases.

Government undertakings include ferry and rail services having been added to improve accessibility to the area. A holistic neighborhood planning project also has been launched in Downtown Far Rockaway to bring in city investments totaling $91 million of new retail, mixed-income housing, and community facilities.

Famous Dishes in Western Europe

Irish Stew pic

Irish Stew
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Sat Parkash Sharma has served as president of Leverich Design Studio in Jackson Heights, New York, since 2015. When he isn’t busy negotiating design deals and consulting with clients, Sat Parkash Sharma enjoys European cuisine.

European cuisine is broad and varied, with each country offering a unique array of national dishes and cultural staples. Some of Western Europe’s most renowned original dishes include:

Ireland’s Irish Stew – Irish stew has welcomed repeated praise over the past 200 years and is made by slow-boiling potatoes, onions, and mutton.
Scotland’s Haggis – A slightly odd-looking cuisine, haggis was originally cooked inside sheep stomachs. It consists of meat, oatmeal, onions, and spices.
England’s Yorkshire Pudding – Contrary to its name, Yorkshire pudding is a savory, bread-like side, composed of flour, eggs, and milk and served alongside roast beef and gravy.
Germany’s Bratwurst – A type of sausage, bratwurst is a staple of German barbecue.
France’s Pot-au-Feu – Literally translating to pot in the fire, pot-au-feu is a traditional stew containing steak, vegetables, and spices.

Staples of Indian Cuisine

Naan pic

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An experienced real estate professional and designer, Sat Parkash Sharma serves as president of Leverich Design Studio, an interior and architectural design consulting agency based in Jackson Heights, New York. In his spare time, Sat Parkash Sharma enjoys cooking and eating South Asian cuisine.

South Asian cuisine comprises the indigenous food of India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Maldives, and Sri Lanka. One of the more popular South Asian cuisines among Western cultures, Indian food is famous for many well-known staples, including:

Naan, a leavened bread that is flat and baked in a tandoor, or traditional clay oven. Naan is typically accompanied by curry.
Butter chicken, a saucy dish consisting of tomato puree, spices, butter, and chicken that has been marinated in yogurt.
Tandoori chicken, another popular chicken dish using a yogurt marinade and cooked in a tandoor with tandoori masala.
Palak paneer, a North Indian dish made by cooking spinach and cheese in a vegetarian curry sauce.
Lassi, a creamy, yogurt-infused drink blended with cumin and fruit.

Can’t-Miss Songs of Manna Dey

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Manna Dey
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Over the last year, Mr. Sat Parkash Sharma has overseen a wide range of interior and architectural design projects as president of the New York-based Leverich Design Studio. When he is not serving the community of Jackson Heights, New York, Mr. Sat Parkash Sharma frequently listens to the music of Manna Dey.

Born Prabodh Chandra Dey, Manna Dey was one of the most prominent playback singers in the Bengali and Hindi film industries. Experienced in the Hindustani classical musical style, he sang over 3,500 songs throughout his career and earned numerous accolades for his work. Here are a few of Manna Dey’s most popular songs:

“Tu Pyar Ka Sagar Hain”
Dey provided the singing voice for this piece from the classic Bollywood film Seema. Full of emotion and spirit, this piece appears in a scene between an orphanage manager and one of his employees.

“Ek Chatur Naar Karke Singar”
In partnership with singer Kishore Kumar, Dey performed the widely recognized “Ek Chatur Naar Karke Singar” for a scene in Padosan. Partly improvised, this piece became popular for its comedic, playful tone.

“Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi”
Featured in the 1956 film Chori Chori, “Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi” is a famous duet from Dey and Lata Mangeshkar. Unlike the film’s other fast-paced songs, this piece was slower and more melodic.