“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
I want to make people feel at home, even if they're thousands of miles away from it. Every time I went to Coonoor on break from boarding school, Aunty Shirin would bake me a chocolate cake. It wasn't home - that was far away in Bombay - but in the Nilgiri hills of south India she made a young girl feel the love and warmth of her parents' house.

I want to create that elusive combination - feeling at home while far, far away. I want to welcome people into my abode-home, restaurant, hotel, where they come looking for warmth and friendship, not for thread-count or vintage. I want to create memories born of emotion, not premium pricing.

I want to put the eastern hospitality and generosity that I have inherited from my parents onto a loom and weave into it what I have spent two years absorbing in business school. The result will be a welcoming tapestry that invites and cares for guests as if they are family, thirsty for love and comfort.

I want to bring warmth, rest and relief to my family and others as well. When they enter my environment, they will gaze with "enormous and complicated eyes" and feel at home.

— Maharukh Sorabji