Recently, we witnessed the opening of his dream project, Door No. 1 at Bandra. This venture is a Retro Bar that claims to be your own Nostalgia House Party. The opening night saw the who’s who of the Indian entertainment industry grooving to retro beats.
I am impressed by his wisecracks, intellectual prowess, passion and ability to bring people together. Presenting a never-seen-before facet of MIHIR BIJUR.
His Twitter bio says: Restaurateur –
@DoorNo1Bar | Music Maniac | Internet Indian | Gadget Gullible | Humour Hungry | Gym Glutton | Ex-Head Corp Comm, Social Media & Content
So many facets to a single human being. Read on to know more about this powerhouse who left a cushy career to pursue his passion and #StayInspired.
While the rest of the kids of my age were worrying about which cricket bat to buy, I was working towards how I can fill in my father’s shoes and take care of my family. I never let go of opportunities to earn money, however little it paid me. I have even distributed fliers at signals to make a quick buck.
While the rest of the kids of my age were worrying about which cricket bat to buy, I was working towards how I can fill in my father’s shoes and take care of my family.
I never let go of opportunities to earn money, however little it paid me. I have even distributed fliers at signals to make a quick buck.
For all other roadblocks, there was always music. I got hooked onto music for solace.
I have learnt to live a lighter personal life full of humour and zest. As for relationships, I make a few and believe in giving it my all. I love meeting new people but am also reaching out to the small circle of lovely people I have cocooned myself with.
I strongly believe in live and let live. It may seem simple, but it is so important to live a balanced and liberal life.
My typical day always starts with an hour of rigorous workout in the gym, followed by a great breakfast (my favourite meal of the day), I then leave my restaurant and spend my time reading and on the social media.
I’m quite the party-lover and am always game to shaking a leg. I do try and eat healthy, so much so that I have an app to track everything I eat or drink in the day. Yes, that’s how obsessive I can get.
I have learnt to live a lighter personal life full of humour and zest.
My wife is my lady-luck and I don’t mean it as a cliche. Ever since she came into my life, my career has only shot up at lightning speed. I’m extremely lucky to be her husband.
At Door No. 1, we decided to create a home where nostalgia screams in every form. Be it music, decor or even food. It is that one emotion that makes you forget about your life today and all the stress of life. Put a smile on your face and instantly connects to your childhood and growing years.
Don’t care about what the world thinks of you, but do care about that little voice inside your mind and listen to that little voice inside your heart. You will seldom go wrong, and when you do, you’ll come back stronger.
– Mayura Amarkant
This is the 16th interview in the #StayInspired series. Here are the rest:
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