I don’t drink coffee. Never have. But as a student at St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, I whiled away many hours at India Coffee House on MG Road, enjoying a sense of camaraderie with friends – and with complete strangers who knew that we were all, in essence, sipping from the same cup of kaapi: Ye Olde Bangalore.
Yesterday, I learnt that the lease on the Coffee House building has expired, and that they’ve been asked to vacate the premises by 20 Feb, 2009. I’m not sure what concrete steps can be taken to save Coffee House. There is a Facebook group dedicated to the cause; I urge you to join it if you haven’t already done so. Meanwhile, the dirges are already being sung.