Getting a flavour of Buddhist way of life in Shey, Ladakh

Rarely are work trips, or in journalism terms junkets, fun despite being fancy. You are tucked up in fancy 5-star hotels and pampered with five-course meals. But then you will have to attend mostly boring seminars that make you sleepy the whole day. But the recent junket to Leh was probably one of the best.  I…

Journey of the humble dish, Curry

‘One day the king begged us to eat cooked rice whose grains unbroken looked like jasmine buds, all the grains of the same size with no streaks and long like fingers along with curries (Kari) mixed with roasted seeds’ This is a verse from the Sangam literature Pathupattu that reflects the food habits of ancient Tamil Nadu written…