My love for Indian food — and the way it’s adapted to changes forced on it — has taught me several important lessons about the news and where it’s headed.
Indian food is my comfort food and a major part of my Indian-American identity. Much like journalism has evolved, my family’s Indian food has evolved to meet new demands. The food has moved with me, brought over from India to our home in the U.S. and now into my 21-square-foot kitchen in Manhattan. My food has adapted to culture, cuisines and spaces, but at the end of the day, I still need a couple key techniques and ingredients to make sure it tastes like home. I’ve learned some things as I’ve adapted my Indian food and applying similar techniques to journalism isn’t as much of a stretch as you’d think.