We are taking a little time out from Irani Chai, Mumbai to continue our research in different ways, part of which sees us walking through retroscapes and consuming nostalgia like we never have before, on three continents! We will see you again sometime in 2017, so do check-back from time to time!
We'll leave you for now with Darius Cooper's lovely poem Don’t Worry Darling, We Have a Legend and a History Too from his wonderful anthology Beyond the Chameleon's Skill. The upstairs family room of the Bombay Irani is the setting for the poem; a space where for the cost of a couple of refreshments time could stop for a while and couples could retreat, albeit not completely. The eyes and ears of the café waiter were never too far away: