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If food be the fuel of creation... eat on!

Jawahar Wattal's tunes breathe life. Sitting at New Delhi's Oxygen restaurant, he reveals that after `Tulsi Ramayana' he is working on the `Mahabharata'. SANJEEV CHOUDHARY speaks to the talented artiste... .

Photo: S. Arneja.

Jawahar Wattal shares his food and music at the Oxygen restaurant in New Delhi.

YOU HAVE heard about him. And also heard his music. But it is a different experience to sit opposite Jawahar Wattal at New Delhi's Oxygen pub-cum-restaurant. As good music ticks him the one eatable which he can't resist is bhelpuri. A fitness freak, he has some cooking skills to boast of -- he can prepare a French toast. He has special liking for Chinese, Continental and South Indian food.

Oxygen pub-cum-restaurant located in Vasant Vihar comes up to his expectations and that is why it has the credentials of being the favourite place to chill out. As the master composer says: "In spite of various options whenever I find time to eat out. This is my favourite place where I really like the food they provide. The quality, variety and taste of food really drives me." Good ambience, electrifying music and dance provided with delicious food items makes this place a favourite hang out for many others which includes page three celebrities also. A restaurant famous for Continental and Thai curry has much else to offer you. In non-vegetable plenty of choice is there - from shredded lamb, chilly pomfret, golden fried prawn - priced between Rs. 200 and 375. You can also try out salads priced at Rs. 85. There is a variety of vegetables priced between Rs. 120 and 150. The famous Thai curry and Indian kababs are priced at Rs. 250 and 200 respectively.

The mind-boggling music of Oxygen will definitely make your skip a heart beat. Over all, the entire ambience, music, quality and presentation of beverages along with the services of staff leave Wattal impressed.

When not swaying to music Wattal listens to it. "Music for self, composed by me which I use for meditation. And it gives me lots of freshness and is enough to rejuvenate me. And come back with creative ideas of music. Music is a state of mind. There are no fixed rules for it. It's all about how you feel it. If something strikes my mind any time, any place I just record it on my mobile which I later tune on my keyboard."

He further emphasises, "Mood and lyrics have very important role to play. Lyrics create mood and accordingly creates music." Wattal, a man with never die attitude, is busy these days. After finishing the recording of `Tulsi Ramayan' where each verse is based on classical ragas there are many more up on sleeve. "Currently I am working on the verses of the `Mahabharata', something similar on the lines of `Tulsi Ramayan' and also doing a Sufiana album."

He becomes philosophical when it comes to younger generation. After a brief silence he says: "My message to younger generation is Rome was not built in a day. If you have the confidence, combined with honesty and talent, keep trying you will succeed."

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