South Indian Food: A Few Favorites

Audrey Enjoys a Masala Dosa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

So you think Indian food is just chicken tikka masala and palak paneer?  Think again.Recently, I’ve settled into a familiar morning routine: a masala dosa and sweet milk coffee in a simple canteen just down the street.  Attendants make their rounds with metal pails full of sambar and colorful wet chutneys, ensuring that all customers have ample supply, more than … [Read more...]

Panorama of the Week: Temple Gates in Trichy, India

trichy temple

Smack dab in the middle of Tamil Nadu in southern India is the city of Tiruchirappalli (say that three times fast), or Trichy (much easier to say, isn't it?). It boasts several famous Hindu temples, including Sri Ranganathaswamy (You can say that three times fast, too, if you like.)What you see is classic India: one part deep history of layered carvings and … [Read more...]

Keeping an Indian Pace

Love the Eyes

A roller coaster ride on a bus honking in sync to the beat of Bollywood tunes blaring on a television dangling from the ceiling; a dash through endless strings of chaotic villages and heaps of people; a panorama of barreling trucks listing and careening their way through clouds of dust; an endless cacophony of ear-piercing, elephant-inspired air horns; roadside … [Read more...]