Welcome to the Lounge podcast.
Both this week’s issue of Lounge and the podcast are, if you’ll pardon a terrible pun, a little egg-centric.
We’ll be talking about our cover story on all things eggs, Himanshu Bhagat will be in conversation with Shabana Azmi, Sanjukta Sharma reviews It’s a Wonderful Afterlife, and Chandrahas Choudhury talks about Jangalnama: Travels in a Maoist Guerrilla Zone.
Our cover story is on everyone’s favourite spheroid cell. The egg has made a bit of a comeback of sorts after the Avian flu scares of 2006 and 2008, and its breaking out of its usual ‘masala omlette’, ‘anda bhurji’ and ‘egg dosa’ confines. From railway stations and college canteens, its now spread to gourmet lunches and family dinners.
For the story, we spoke to the owners of three speciality egg restaurants, one each in Bangalore, Delhi and strangely enough, Ahmedabad. We also have an account of how the iconic line ‘Sunday Ho Ya Monday, Roz Khao Andey’ was coined.
Next, Himanshu Bhagat talks to Shabana Azmi about her upcoming films, plays and the difference between performing on stage and acting in a feature film.
From a Shabana Azmi interview to a Shabana Azmi film: Sanjukta Sharma reviews Gurinder Chaddha’s It’s a Wonderful Afterlife.
Finally, Chandrahas Choudhury reviews Jangalnama: Travels in a Maoist Guerrilla Zone, a new book translated from the Punjabi.
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