Take a dhaba off the main road, put it in the lift, push 7, and see what happens. Suddenly it goes from authentic dhaba to an interior designer's idea of an authentic dhaba - which means there are posters of old Hindi films on the wall, chattais
on the ceiling, 'rustic' iron figurines in strategically lit alcoves, a make-believe well with pulley, pail and everything, and, let's not forget, a paan ki dukaan
(plus a paanwallah
, but unfortunately, minus the gori ka makaan
). What a difference a couple of storeys can make.
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