An absolutely refreshing comment by free-lancer Prerna Raturi for India’s Business Standard:

One can’t find good-quality photographs of how Trincas at Park Street in Kolkata looked in its days of glory — the 1960s and 70s. Park Street was then known as the Beirut of the East and Trincas, the Mecca for music lovers. There were fashion shows and high tea for the ladies on Tuesdays, jam sessions by bands on Sunday afternoons — when the line of those waiting to get in would stretch beyond the corner —and floor shows for New Year’s and Christmas, complete with a story line, play acting, music and cabarets. “Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai were dry during those days. So you can imagine how popular our city was,” smiles owner Deepak Puri.

It’s nice to finally see a positive spin to “looks like Beirut”; I believe a certificate is definitely not needed.

The Telegraph India: Trincas at Park Street in Kolkata was Dubbed Beirut of the East in the 60s and 70s

The Telegraph India: Trincas at Park Street in Kolkata was Dubbed Beirut of the East in the 60s and 70s