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G-Spotting: A Route Sans Cartography

The damn thing has no fixed address, it's a willful wanderer that disguises its coordinates as it moves.

G-Spotting: A Route Sans Cartography
Gireesh G.V.
G-Spotting: A Route Sans Cartography
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It's early Friday night at the Vida Loca, and the smoke clouds are gathering on the mezzanine. The three of us, sitting on bar stools that don't let our feet touch the floor, are already feeling suspended—someplace between earth and sky, in a space whose pleasure principles are familiar. The first is that the evening will be stemless. Wines like Chenin Blanc, says Zarmeen, "when you do get your tongue around them cost too damn much". So, we only swill what's affordable in stumpy chalices. No mulling over single malts like Laphroig which Manna says she always sees men hunting down in Heathrow's duty-free aisles. Our corollary to affordability being, drink only what you can pronounce. So, 'the-frogginess-of-life', as most of those most pricey and pale Scottish malts sound like—being unpronounceable—are out.

The liquid contents of our drinks are visible under the dancing lights as Venkat, our server, holding his tray above coloured hair, sashays towards us. An amber double shot of RC with soda for Manna, a clear gin and T for Zarmeen and a defiantly pink drink for me. No...
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