Serve, Love

Give, Purify

Meditate, Realise

Shiva Natarajan

Shiva Natarajan just recently left the restaurant business. In his years as a restaurateur & chef, he successfully opened these highly acclaimed New York restaurants: CHOLA, DHABA, HALDI, KOKUM, MALAI MARKE, CHOTE NAWAB, JAIPORE & RAASA

He is currently traveling all over and planning his next move.

Shiva Natarajan was born in Calcutta, India. Natarajan credits his passion for food and hospitality, to his 92 year old grandmother, who ran a non-stop kitchen in their Calcutta home. She prepared delicious meals and snacks which were liberally shared with visitors and neighbors throughout the day.

Natarajan also hails from a family which has close personal ties to the Mother Theresa institute in Calcutta and the Sivananda ashram in Rishikesh. He utilizes every opportunity to further the universal messages of these two institutions : Swami Sivananda and his simple message of serve, love, meditate, realize and Mother Theresa with her simple message of peace, love and helping the down-trodden and unfortunate.

THOUGHTS
"Human birth is the biggest gift of God to you."
"Think positive and promise to lead a honest life."
"Don’t criticize others. You are the weak one."
"Losers always talk bad of others."
"Mind your own business. It will help you develop positive thoughts."
"Life is worthless if you have not helped others."
"Time sweeps away all success and failures."
"Dont be overjoyed or overdepressed."
"Respect all religions. You have not seen God."
"Don’t be beholden to your possession."
"The day you see oneness in all you are God."
INSPIRATION
FAVORITE RESTAURANTS

CHOLA

DHABA

HALDI

CHOTE NAWAB

SAHIB

MALAI MARKE
PRESS
Contact Me

shivaknat@gmail.com