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Rocky and Mayur confess that nothing makes them feel better than Punjabi food

TV anchors and food enthusiasts Rocky and Mayur say that food and travel are the two things they live for

brunch Updated: Jan 06, 2018 23:39 IST
Veenu Singh
While Rocky Singh (left) loves the fact that Mayur Sharma is a vegetarian, Mayur on the other hand loves the way Rocky is particular about doing things on time
While Rocky Singh (left) loves the fact that Mayur Sharma is a vegetarian, Mayur on the other hand loves the way Rocky is particular about doing things on time(Burhaan Kinu)

About Rocky Singh (RS)

Date of birth: December 2

Place of birth: Jaipur

Sunsign: Sagittarius

School/College: Modern School, Delhi/SRCC, Delhi

High point of your life: After 41 years of being neighbours, Mayur has moved to Goa , leaving me in peace

Low point of your life: Nothing. We had lots of friends to rely on

About Mayur Sharma (MS)

Date of birth: February 11

Place of birth: Delhi

Sunsign: Aquarius

School/college: Air Force Bal Bharti School, Delhi/ Cambridge University

High point of your life: The birth of my first child

Low pointof your life: None that would bother me

If you weren’t food enthusiasts, what would you have been…?

RS: Nothing. This is not work, it is our passion.

MS: Food and travel is what we both live for.

What is the best or worst thing about being neighbours?

RS: Best is that you can blame them for everything. Worst is that we have no beautiful girls living next door, we only have each other.

MS: There is a lot of emotional and mental support for each other and we can sit and chill any time.

What is the best thing about Indian food?

MS: The sheer diversity of so many flavours and cuisines makes it the best!

Have you gotten lucky with women because of food?

RS: The only problem is that Indian women have very good taste. That’s how I snagged my wife 23 years ago, and today, I can safely say that women over 65 love me.

MS: I was very helpful when it came to food. Before I got married, many young women took pity on me and would invite me to check out their cooking – however good or bad it was!

One recipe that every man must know…?

RS: If you can make a good moong or urad dal, people get impressed.

MS: A kheer or a payasam, if done rightly, can work wonders.

Two things you can do better than cooking or eating...?

RS: Laughing a lot and driving huge distances every day.

MS: Connecting with people. I’m very good at that.

What kind of places do you like travelling to?

RS: Wild places. My current favourite is a place in Arunachal Pradesh called Eagle’s Nest. I also like Kangaroo Island in Australia.

MS: I prefer mountains and trekking so I love going to the mountains of Uttaranchal. And, I also try to do one long trek for 20 days.

One dish that lifts your mood...?

RS: Chicken curry and bhindi cooked Punjabi style with chapatti and pyaaz (onion).

MS: Rajma-chawal and mixed raita with lots curry and onions too.

What would your bio on Tinder read?

RS: Hit size 48 because you need a big hammer to drive a long nail.

MS: I can’t talk to you, my wife would stab me in the eye.

What do you like and hate about each other?

RS: He is like a brother, everyone hates their siblings but can’t live without them. I’m happy that he is a vegetarian, more meat for me and he exercises a lot.

MS: Rocky likes to get everything right and has a diamond-like focus on getting stuff done. I enjoy doing things at my own pace, but he is very particular about time.

How active are you on social media?

RS: I’m quite active on Twitter.

MS: I like Instagram to put out lovely pictures and I use Twitter to follow interesting people.

Favourites
  • Street foods: RS: Tunday kebab from Lucknow ; MS: Chhola bhatura at Nand Ki Hatti, Old Delhi
  • Comfort food: RS: Punjabi food – mutton curry and rice ; MS: Jeera rice, yellow dal fry and raita
  • Destination: RS: Cambodia Islands; MS: A trip to space

What are your views on the institution of marriage?

RS: It requires a lot of investment as it is the most crucial relationship.

MS: Marriage is a partnership. So, make sure that each partner gives at least their 51 per cent!

Modern love lacks…?

RS: The ability to absorb somebody else’s weirdness.

MS: Compromise.

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