India's coffee houses are analogous to the classic British cafes; those iconic, vintage 'greasy spoons' that have almost disappeared in the last decade. Just as those were symbols of London's post war optimism and modernism, India's cafes speak of a moment in time - an era of romantic, Gandhian intellectual socialism that has almost been eclipsed by the coming of the market and 'India shining'.

One of the most famous coffee houses is Baba Kharak Singh Marg in Delhi, which is run...
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