Lounge Loves: Spanish films, Jamaican football jersey and more

Also featured this week, the ‘Dekh raha hai Binod’ memes and Mary Jane's Bakery and Deli in Bengaluru

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First Published17 Jun 2024, 02:00 PM IST
Clockwise from left: The Jamaican national football team's away jersey,  a still from Luis Buñuel’s Viridiana, cinnamon roll from Mary Janes Bakery and Deli in Bengaluru and a still from the web series Panchayat.
Clockwise from left: The Jamaican national football team’s away jersey, a still from Luis Buñuel’s Viridiana, cinnamon roll from Mary Janes Bakery and Deli in Bengaluru and a still from the web series Panchayat.

Cinema Español 

This is a rare chance to catch classic Spanish films on the big screen in Delhi. The Spanish Icons Film Festival at India International Centre, presented by Instituto Cervantes, includes Juan Antonio Bardem’s social realist drama Death of a Cyclist (19 June); Luis Garcia Berlanga’s comedy Welcome Mr. Marshall (20 June); Luis Buñuel’s typically sacrilegious Viridiana (26 June), winner of the 1961 Palme d’Or and regarded as one of the best Spanish films of all time; Carlos Saura’s haunting Cria Cuervos, with one of the great child performances by Ana Torrent (27 June); and Fernando Fernán Gómez’s Voyage to Nowhere (1 July). There will also be a round-table discussion titled Spotlight on Spanish Cinema: Icons and Masters on 18 June, featuring Alejandro Palma Allepuz, Vebhuti Duggal and Murtaza Ali Khan.  — Uday Bhatia

Vocal for local

Signs of gentrification abound in what used to be my aggressively uncool neighbourhood off Bengaluru’s Sarjapur Road. There’s a fancy Italian restaurant next door, and a short walk away is a cute little café called Mary Jane's Bakery and Deli. Apart from being a great place to catch up with people over coffee and their excellent cinnamon roll (see picture), it has become my go-to for bread. Every few days, I walk down to the café and pick up a thick, spongy loaf of multi-grain bread, freshly baked on the premises, which they will cut for you if you ask. Mary Jane's also does croissants, strudels, cakes and buns of all kinds, as well as home-made gelato. For once, I’m not complaining about gentrification.  —Shrabonti Bagchi

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Jamaican jam

Look beyond the usual Spain, Argentina and France jerseys in the world of football, and you’ll find some visual treats. The Jamaican national team recently partnered with Adidas for their latest home and away jerseys for their men’s and women’s team. While the home jersey is splendid in its yellow hues, it’s the away kit that is striking. A vibrant mix of green, black and yellow—colours of the Jamaican national flag—the away jersey for the “Reggae Boyz” and “Reggae Girlz” pays homage to the Caribbean nation’s heritage, while also using symbols of its national bird (the doctor bird) and national flower (Lignum vitae). Both the home and away kits use the same motifs, but it is the latter that fits better as a collectible for any neutral football fan.  —Nitin Sreedhar

The ubiquitous Binod

The past week was a combination of ennui and frantic activity, and the spate of ‘Dekh raha hai Binod’ memes offered relief and hilarity. While the dialogue first made its appearance in 2022, when Panchayat  was on season 2, the show’s current run with season 3 brought the dialogue and its memes back to popularity. Now being used in all possible scenarios—from election results to breakups and office politics—the most recent use was at the India-Pakistan T20 World Cup match, with spectators carrying posters with the dialogue printed. The cast of Panchayat, too, have given in, jumping on to this bandwagon. In a reel from a few days ago, actor Durgesh Kumar, who plays Bhushan on the show, says: “Of course hum log Phulera se hain, hum CCTV camera nahi lagate. Hamaare paas Binod hai. Dekh raha hai Binod!” —Avantika Bhuyan

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First Published:17 Jun 2024, 02:00 PM IST
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