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Madhur Oza

Aspiring artist. MBA. Erstwhile corporate cavalry. Live to eat. Nerd. Suburban Mumbaikar (pseudo Mumbaikar technically).After having been conditioned by society, it's time to be conditioned by the soul...

Books VS Movies- It’s a tie!

A number of discussions can be found online on the eternal question of ‘books vs movies-which is better’. The opinion is overwhelmingly in favour of books, but that is a bit unfair. I would like to present the arguments favouring books that seemed to be the most logical ones: 1) …

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Fatwa against A R Rahman: Understanding the issue

Over the past few days, we witnessed the unfolding of another chain of events which seem to exemplify intolerance in our society. News reports told us of a fatwa being issued against A.R. Rahman (of all the people!) owing to his involvement in Majid Majidi’s ‘Muhammad: Messenger of God’. I …

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HERO

I can’t find peace in the surroundings When there is no room left for my mind To go beyond the limits of material excesses And float free in the cosmos of the divine How can we measure a man’s worth If he can’t be a hero without a cape How …

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First tasting of THC Labs’ 5 layered biryani

‘Food Week’ was our first attempt at an alternate exploration of food and all we can say that we are still in the process of assembling ingredients for the flavourful biryani that we will be serving in the future. Eating is the most fundamental method in which we convert matter …

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Foodopreneur 2: The story of Cold Play Juices and Frootle

Here’s the story of another food entrepreneur who took control of his life and chose to grab opportunity to by its horns. Dhaval Panchal, one of the founders of ‘Frootle’ and ‘Cold Play Juices’ tells about his experience as he moved from a job of selling electronics to starting one …

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Delhicious: A definitive guide to Delhi food

As Delhi offers a smorgasbord of eating options, we felt we could not do justice by confining it to ‘Under Rs.100’ theme. Instead, we have come up with a theme based exploration of Delhi’s edible caboodle (based on suggestions from ‘Doc’ Aditya Singh and Jitesh ‘Jandy’ Anand). Themes Classification: 1. …

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5 favourites from my Food Porn Collection

From passive consumption to active indulgence, my gourmet awakening can be credited to a great extent to the food porn that was being served on television so generously. There was something fascinating about realizing the sophistication and intricacies involved in food preparation and consumption. This is the kind of porn …

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A Samosa for Bollywood & Britain

Have you created something so popular as to be yourself named after that creation? This is precisely what Babubhai ‘Berawale’ did more than 100 years ago, as his grandson Mohammad Bhai (Mohammad Saleem) told me. “He used to sell ‘bera’ samosas off a cart in Bhatiyar Gali, Ahmedabad before getting …

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