Shaam-e-Mohabbat: A COVID Roundtable With Representatives of Masala Art, Gourmet India and Treasury Restaurant

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BOSTON—With over 20 percent of all restaurants in Massachusetts have been permanently closed due to current COVID-19 pandemic. Indian restaurants are also also hurting badly.

In an exclusive Roundtable with INDIA New England News, representative of three Indian restaurants–Vinod Kapoor of Masala Art, Vishal Sood of Gourmet India and Satyam of Treasury Restaurant–talk about challenges faced by them and how the Indian American community can help rebuild the Indian restaurant industry.

To watch the full interview, please click here, or on the image below.

A group of Indian American businessmen and community leaders have gathered together to help Indian restaurants, and are urging the community to Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year and help Indian restaurants with take outs. They are also urging members of the community to attend a virtual Valentine’s Day Music Show for free, get a $25 gift card to any of the participating Boston area Indian restaurants. To get a $25 gift card, please record a 15-second video message to your Valentine and share with Valentine’s Day Music Show.

Praveen Misra

“We will play uploaded messages during the Zoom musical show – so make sure that your message is Valentie-worthy,” said Praveen Misra, one of the key organizers of this event, dubbed as Shaam-E-Mohabbat.

To upload your 15-second video, please click here or on the link below:

To attend the event for free, please click here and register.

The musical show will be held virtually at 7:00 pm on Feb. 13 on Zoom. Singers include: Anuradha Palakurthi, Ashutosh Patel, Raghu Saranathan, Rajiv Gangurde, Sankar Gangaikondan, and Valentino Almeida.

For more information, call (508)-212-8124, or email: .

What will you get for wearing your heart on the sleeve in public?

“For a start we expect your valentine will beam with joy… and to add to that we will give you a $25 coupon redeemable at one of the following Indian restaurants,” said Mr. Misra.

 The following restaurants are participating in this program: Masala Bay, Madras Grill, Masala Art, Godavari, Gourmet India, Clay Oven, The Treasury Indian Greek Kitchen.

“An open live music event, with friends on Zoom is a great way to celebrate. Remember to dress well – your pictures on Zoom may be published in a subsequent article,” said Mr. Upendra Mishra of INDIA New England News.


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