Coming Soon to a Multiplex Near You: “Does Anyone Have Achaar For My Paratha?”

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Coming Soon to a Multiplex Near You: “Does Anyone Have Achaar For My Paratha?”

Illustration: Ahmed Sikander

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npopular opinion: As Indians, our eating habits are a little messy. And I don’t mean eating daal-rice “with our hands”. But now that the Maharashtra government has made outside food permissible in multiplexes, I wonder if we’re going to make the same racist complaints that people on international flights do: That the entire cabin smells of curries and achaar.

The government’s initiative to subsidise the (frankly exorbitant) rates of food and beverages in multiplexes is welcome, but it’s best to be prepared. Here’s what may unfold in our cinema halls post August 1.

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