By Palash Krishna Mehrotra
In this extraordinary anthology, Indrajit Hazra introduces you to booze jabberwocky in an essay brimming over with linguistic playfulness; Sidharth Bhatia writes approximately consuming in Hindi cinema—from ‘permit rooms’ and Prem Chopra’s shut dating with Vat sixty nine, to Honey Singh and Deepika Padukone’s Cocktail, whereas Sandip Roy mulls over India’s enduring obsession with whisky—has something replaced? Gautam Bhatia’s haunting tale a few father’s hidden alcoholism and Vijay Nambisan’s painfully sincere account approximately being in rehab take one to the darker facets of ingesting; whereas in a lighter vein, Jairaj Singh talks approximately consuming in 4S, the mythical bar in Delhi’s ‘Def Col’, Kanika Gahlaut is in confessional mode approximately her ingesting days, and Manohar Shetty writes approximately quitting feni. Palash Mehrotra says ‘eff off, unmarried malt snobs’ as he's taking you on a journey of inexpensive whisky manufacturers, and Soumya Bhattacharya tells you all approximately ingesting in Prohibition Gujarat. hand around in the rustic liquor bars of Colaba with poet Adil Jussawalla, drink at a Bangalore road bar with Zac O’Yeah, or attend a celebration with the teetotalling Amit Chaudhuri. All this and extra in a set of thirty-one essays, tales and poems that you'll appreciate to the final drop.
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