|The Prithvi Theatre book store|
|The Instagram picture behind my paratha dreams|
|Kumbh Mela at Prithvi Cafe|
|Plum was waiting for me|
|Arguably Mumbai's biggest Woody Allen Fan|
|Each shelf contained gems|
I have not seen a copy of Trainspotting in any book shop in Mumbai yet
|Happy shopping to us|
Managing the store was Raju who moved in to Mumbai from Darbhanga in Bihar. A cheerful young man who loves to read books. Specifically Hindi literature. Apparently he has long chats on Hindi literature with Vernika’s dad when the latter drops in at the shop.
My late grandpa, who infused the love of reading in me, used to read this often in the afternoons before he fell asleep.
|The only time Raju didn't smile!|
He clarified to me that he and Makarand Deshpande
Don't influence each others hair styles
Vernika then led us on to another secret. Next to the main shop was a small section where they sell second hand books. Not any second hand book though. The titles on display were carefully chosen by the owner and that showed in the quality of what was on offer.
|He's sitting at the spot where Vernika often sits|
She says that she loves stumbling upon
hand written notes in second hand books
|From K's Insta profile.|
For me that person would be dadu. My late grandfather
Can't imagine kissing him. More a handshake person
Maybe I should have
|Chaos at the reservation counter at Prithvi Cafe|
|I saw someone having parathas at this table|
If I knew better I'd have clicked a picture of it for you
|Somewhere on the other side were three spots for us to sit|
The Irish Coffee was priced at Rs 130 so I doubt if it had any whiskey in it. I wonder if it did earlier. Do any of you know more about this as I don't remember?
Vernika went home where her mother had made alu tikkas for her.
Finally it all came down to good home cooked food to save the day.
2. Check out this link on Kainaz's Instagram page to see a video of the second hand section of the bookshop