With fresh ideas for more family history themed tours to India and Burma next year, watch this space…….. 🙂
More about Elaine MacGregor
Elaine is an experienced traveller who combines a wide knowledge of Genealogy with an infectious enthusiasm for India, and broad experience of organising and managing specialist tours to the Indian sub-continent, as well as to Africa, Australia and the USA.
Her consuming interest in Genealogy began, as it does with so many people, in researching the lives of her own ancestors whose association with India reaches back into the 18th Century. Appreciating that one is never too old learn, she is currently studying for a Diploma in Genealogy with The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies at Canterbury, having already gained Certificates in Life and Local History at the University of Sussex.
Families in British India Society
For over a decade Elaine was a trustee of FIBIS, and in no small way helped it to become the prominent specialist organisation that it is today. Indeed it was with the understanding of this charity that she organised the highly successful “Indian Mutiny“ visit to India in 2007.
East Sussex Record Office
As a regular volunteer at ESRO, she assists visitors with their own research and also helps out as a conservator, cleaning and preserving original ancient documents.
In a past life Elaine has written several best-selling books on practical patisserie and sugar craft and presented such techniques on videos for broadcasting. It was while engaged in this activity that she conducted six overseas tours for groups of cake decorators. She is still called upon to act as a specialist judge at Hotelympia for the Cookery and Food Association as well as other Cake Craft exhibitions, although these days she no longer has enough time for teaching in this area.
On a recent trip to central India, Amit Dhoj Khadka, Indus Senior Tours Consultant, had a truly unforgettable experience finding out about some of the country’s wonderful National Parks including Panna, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench and up and coming Satpura. Here’s our fascinating interview with Amit.
Why did you go on this trip?
As Central India is one of the least travelled places and logistically quite challenging, many people shy away from what is India’s best highlight – the amazing array and diversity of wildlife and game plus the tribal areas. Continue reading →
When you’re having friends round for a meal or drinks it’s always nice to serve up something you’ve made yourself. But let’s face it, in this busy world we live in, how many of us have time to conjure up those delicate little nibbles that cooks like Nigella, Delia and Jamie tell us will only take 10 minutes but somehow seem to require so much longer?
Here is a REALLY quick and easy recipe for Savoury Peanuts so popular in India and around the world. Continue reading →
You may remember last year we ran a competition to name the Bengal Tiger cub we sponsored in Bandhavgarh National Park in India. You can read about Kanvar, the winning name meaning ‘Young Prince’, in our blog post here. We’ve recently had an update on him from Tiger Nation, and more especially his brother, Pushpraj, who’s clearly becoming a force to be reckoned with, in his Madhya Pradesh home .
TIGER DIARY 20th February 2014
Pushpraj – The young pretender, in the Tala zone. C Satyendra Tiwari
Pushpraj, the young pretender, is elusive and introvert, broody and antisocial, but increasingly dangerous and aggressive. As a youngster he preferred his own company to those of his siblings and the henpecking of his mother. He never really liked his brother Kanvar and was often seen snarling at him as he preferred to spent time in the company of pretty sister Ananti. Continue reading →
In early 2013 Indus Experiences decided to sponsor a Bengal tiger cub at Bandhavgarh National Park in India. Animal conservation is absolutely vital to the planet as we struggle to live in harmony with other animals. Man has an insatiable hunger for land which is eating away at the natural habitats of many of the earth’s wildlife. One of the most magnificent animals in gravest danger is the tiger.
Bengal tiger – photo Indus Tours
According to the WWF there are only six living sub-species of tiger; the Amur (Siberian), Bengal (Indian), Indo-Chinese, Malayan, Sumatran and South China. Three other sub-species, the Bali, Caspian and Javan, are now extinct. Continue reading →