Ashish Chopra, culinary historian, author, and television host was the founder Executive Director of the Institute for Environmental Management and Social Development ( when he decided after retrospection and introspection to take a permanent sabbatical to pursue his passion for food and travel. An expert in conflict management he was also the former Advisor to the Governor of Mizoram and Assam Rifles (The oldest paramilitary force in the World), He is now dedicating his quality time to pursue his passion as a CULINARY HISTORIAN / TRAVEL WRITER / PHOTOGRAPHER / AUTHOR AND TELEVISION HOST teaching culinary history and lecturing.