Saturday, June 24, 2006

Bombay Belly

Friends, it is with a heavy heart-and stomach-that I make the following announcement:

There are no loos in Bombay.

In any case, there are no loos in the best eateries in Bombay.

At least, in the Colaba area.

It almost seems to be an unwritten rule in maximum city that the better the food the less chance you have of rushing off to the WC as soon as you have stuffed yourself to the gills.

A random and by no means exhaustive roll-call of eateries without loos: Martin's (Goan), Theobroma (confectioneries), Olyampia [sic] (Mughlai), Cafe Churchill (continental), Baghdadi's (Iranian and Mughlai), Anantashram (Marathi), Cafe Ideal (continental breakfast).

If caught short in any of the top five, your best bet is to rush to Leopold's or Mondegar's, both spitting distance away from Regal Cinema. Anantashram is in somebody's house so you could try being nice to them, though I doubt that it would work.

As for Cafe Ideal, there is always the Arabian Sea.


Blogger scorpionragz said...

Awwwwww don't pollute the sea! use the jheel!

12:20 PM  
Blogger numb said...

why the sea????do it kolkata style.....enough walls to go around!!!!!!!!

8:00 AM  
Blogger Illusionary said...

and if ur a girl, numb??

9:06 AM  
Blogger Illusionary said...

are there bushes in bombay?that would work for us girls I think.once I had to do that somewhere during a long bus drive on a school trip.Sadly, the people in the bus could see me.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Soumik said...


4:46 AM  
Blogger numb said...

well lets just hope the mumbai municipality is thoughtful enough to plant bushes all over the place.the jhari ke piche funda wil always rule!!!!but watch out for insects.....personal experience theke bolchi!!!!!

10:40 AM  
Blogger Srin said...


12:33 PM  
Blogger Illusionary said...

speaking of insects, I had to spend three days at a camp once, where, if I wanted to pee, I had to pee into this hole in the ground covered with anything from mosquitoes and leeches to frogs and flies.If I had to shit there was another loo, the "good" loo, which was clean enough but had this humongous(how d hell dyu spell this word?) black spider just sitting there looking at you. So its a toss b/w voyeurish spidey and getting tiny creepycrawlies going god-knows-where.

11:20 PM  
Blogger panu said...

I remember doing the spidey-ballet in the middle of shitting once. I just shrieked and ran, and in the process forgot to wipe my ass.

6:56 AM  
Blogger Soumik said...

interesting, to say the least!

1:05 PM  
Blogger Soumik said...

Also 'humungous' is spelt this way.
I think.

2:16 PM  
Blogger astogadha said...

ah the woman.

3:55 PM  

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