How has the food scene in India changed since the time you came back?
I came back in 1984.When I first came, there was a very small minority of people who travelled, were well exposed, studied abroad and had an inherent taste for international cuisines. Now, there is a huge band of growing middle class that firstly have access to money, and secondly have exposure thanks to television and the internet. What’s happening is that the excitement to try something new and international is there but the culture isn’t. For example, they eagerly want to be associated with the brand of Italian food, but do not understand the cuisines or the palate. We love Pizza, but we change the identity of the brand by adding a Chicken Tikka over it. Which I don’t say is wrong. But first understand the authenticity. India is going through a very strange phase.It’s great that people are trying a lot.