A few months back, Hemant joined Shiva Natarajan as partner and executive chef for Natarajan's six restaurants. (I saw one report that it was a full sale to Hemant.)
A few of us ate recently at Malai Marke on 6th Street and Haldi on Lex.
Apparently, Hemant hadn't made any change to the menu at Malai Marke, although he did stop by the restaurant while we were there. The food was very good.
He did make over the menu at Haldi. We all thought the food was very good, and most of the dishes were new to us. I particlarly liked the lamb egg rolls, the bamai khuta -- braised chunks of lamb with fried okra. Excellent lamb chops as always. I was surprised to see Hemant spend most of the night in the front of the house.