This was actually the first I ever laid eyes on the legendary kabow beri – one of the several items that flow into Manipur through the ‘Moreh market’. yes, many may have heard of the Chinese market elsewhere, Tibetan market in Delhi (and elsewhere) but in Manipur, the ‘Moreh market’ is pretty much a brand … Continue reading Finding Kabow Biri in North Delhi
Can light be appreciated without darkness? Does darkness make sense without light? Philosophical questions – perhaps but necessarily not so. After all, light can best be appreciated against darkness. The soft glow of lights twinkling like little stars in rows in front of the houses is almost magical. The soft tease of breeze would make … Continue reading Celebrating the Festival of Lights
Not far from Delhi University’s North Campus, the Tibetan colony at Majnu ka Tilla offers an attractive option to explore. Attractive for a variety of reasons – food, shopping, hang-out and most importantly because it offers an experience of not quite being in Delhi without venturing out miles away. While momos have pervaded the streets … Continue reading A taste of Tibet in Delhi: Majnu ka Tilla (MKT)
Lam gi san na machi sangi (The horns of the cow in the distance is longer – an old Manipuri saying) Figuratively, the grass is always greener on the other side. The old Manipuri saying refers to the human tendency to desire what is not easily available. Unlike most Manipuris, I would probably be amongst … Continue reading yongchak tales continues …..