You Can Always Turn Your Passion Into Your Profession - Harshul Dhingra

1. Tell us about your background and journey.

I started this journey of food blogging – Chatori Zubaan, three years back in 2017. I am currently working as a software engineer in one of the leading companies. I started this blog in December 2016 with two of my friends - Aishwarya Asthana and Urvashi Tutlani, but were inactive for 4-5 months. 

We started again in June 2017 with greater enthusiasm and zeal. With patience, hard work and dedication, we have come a long way to be a family of 100k on Instagram and there’s still a longer way to go ahead.

2. Which is your favorite cuisine and dish?

For my favorite dish, I feel Pizza is quite possibly the only perfect food. If we talk about different cuisine, North Indian is on the top and Italian would come after that.

3. Should food blogging be just a passion or can it become a regular career?

It all depends on your interests and hard work. You can always turn your passion into your profession. However, like any other career, it requires immense patience, dedication and hard work.

4. Which restaurants/food joints would you recommend to food lovers?

I have visited quite many of them and to recommend one or two won’t be fair at all. I have loved different dishes at different places, so to name any one won’t be possible. There are some fancy restaurants like Big Chill, Prankster etc in my favorite list, but I have a major love for cute little cafes too.

5. What makes you appreciate a particular dish or a restaurant and talk about it on your blog?

We appreciate a particular dish on our blog if it’s unique or rich in flavors. We feel that experimenting with a basic dish and giving it a twist is very exciting and we definitely explore that.

6. Is there a dish you particularly associate yourself with?

A potato-for sure, because it has the ability to adjust anywhere and still taste good and same for me. And I feel I also look like one.

7. Which is your favorite book and why?

Honestly, I haven’t read many books but the one I have liked the most is Bhagavad Gita. It has been an eye opener for me and it has given me a different perception of the way of living.

- Interview by - Suhitha Mahendran

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