House Spirit: Drinking in India-Stories, Essays, Poems

House Spirit Drinking in India Stories Essays Poems In this one of a kind anthology Indrajit Hazra introduces you to booze jabberwocky in an essay brimming over with linguistic playfulness Sidharth Bhatia writes about drinking in Hindi cinema from per

  • Title: House Spirit: Drinking in India-Stories, Essays, Poems
  • Author: Palash Krishna Mehrotra
  • ISBN: 9789385755927
  • Page: 497
  • Format: ebook
  • In this one of a kind anthology, Indrajit Hazra introduces you to booze jabberwocky in an essay brimming over with linguistic playfulness Sidharth Bhatia writes about drinking in Hindi cinema from permit rooms and Prem Chopra s close relationship with Vat 69, to Honey Singh and Deepika Padukone s Cocktail, while Sandip Roy mulls over India s enduring obsession with whiIn this one of a kind anthology, Indrajit Hazra introduces you to booze jabberwocky in an essay brimming over with linguistic playfulness Sidharth Bhatia writes about drinking in Hindi cinema from permit rooms and Prem Chopra s close relationship with Vat 69, to Honey Singh and Deepika Padukone s Cocktail, while Sandip Roy mulls over India s enduring obsession with whisky has anything changed Gautam Bhatia s haunting story about a father s hidden alcoholism and Vijay Nambisan s painfully honest account about being in rehab take one to the darker sides of drinking while in a lighter vein, Jairaj Singh talks about drinking in 4S, the legendary bar in Delhi s Def Col , Kanika Gahlaut is in confessional mode about her drinking days, and Manohar Shetty writes about quitting feni Palash Mehrotra says eff off, single malt snobs as he takes you on a tour of cheap whisky brands, and Soumya Bhattacharya tells you all about drinking in Prohibition Gujarat Hang out in the country liquor bars of Colaba with poet Adil Jussawalla, drink at a Bangalore highway bar with Zac O Yeah, or attend a party with the teetotalling Amit Chaudhuri All this and in a collection of thirty one essays, stories and poems that you will savour to the last drop.

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    1. Our attitude to drinking is the same as it is to sex. We don’t do it. But , like sex, we do it all the time. And some states, it seems, do it more than others.”— The introduction to the book by Palash Krishna Mehrotra.In a bold one of its kind anthology of stories, essays and poems, Mehrotra, the editor of House Spirit: Drinking In India brings out the essence of drinking in India with 33 contributions from 27 writers.Published by The Speaking Tiger, the stories are a blend of all that is [...]

    2. A great collection of memoirs, essays and experiences in different forms written by various poets, authors, writers of all sorts including Jeet Thayil and Manohar Shetty. Nice gift for people who enjoy a tipple.

    3. Delightful anthology of short stories( both fictional and autobiographical), poems and essays with all centered on the topic of drinks and drinking habits in India. Good light read

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