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Bachi Karkaria

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How a London cinema turned into the Son of Zoro

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Bachi Karkaria ‘Victoria and Abdul’ is emblazoned across London’s double-decker buses. It’s the Judi Dench film based on Shrabani Basu’s book, but i find myself ‘coming to a theatre near you’, one more redolent of Victoria and Ardeshir. The Grosvenor began as ... More »

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It was always burning since the desh was churning ?

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Bachi Karkaria Billy Joel’s 1989  song is a rapid-fire listing of the headline events of the 40 years since his birth. Here’s a cover version celebrating India’s 70th,  in no particular order of chronology, significance or incendiary quotient.  Midnight tryst,... More »