First they closed down Volga, the most endearingly low-key bar in Delhi, where you drank slowly and cosily over a red carpet with Brian Silas playing Jagjit Singh. Then I heard Old Monk, the most time-tested companion in inclement weather, in all shaky states of the heart, through thick and thin, all kith no kin, the one steady affair through life's crests and troughs, may go out of sale. It sounded like the country's second Emergency.
Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee
Poet, writer and Adjunct Professor of creative writing at Ambedkar University.
Manash is a poet, writer and political science scholar. He has contributed to Los Angesles Review of Books, Guernica, Huffington Post (U.K, India), Outlook, The Hindu, Economic and Political Weekly, The Wire, etc. His first collection of poetry, Ghalib's Tomb and Other Poems (2013), was published by The London Magazine. He is currently Adjunct Professor in the School of Culture and Creative Expressions at Ambedkar University, New Delhi
<em>Bombay Velvet</em> is Kashyap's sleekest but most restrained film. The editing appears constricted, leaving out certain moments that would have enhanced both story and characterisation. But it is still an engaging film about a charming lumpen and his brave songstress.
19/05/2015 8:03 AM IST
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