MSNBC reports about a new restaurant that opened in Bombay last week. The restaurant is gaining notoreity not so much because of its food, but because of its name
Hitler’s Cross, a theme based restaurant based on the German leader Adolf Hitler has opened in South Bombay
“….named after Adolf Hitler and promoted with posters showing the German leader and Nazi swastikas, has infuriated the country’s small Jewish community.
Hitler’s Cross, which opened last week, serves up a wide range of continental fare and a big helping of controversy, thanks to a name the owners say they chose to stand out among hundreds of Mumbai eateries…..” (link)
Now if this isn’t one big gimmick then I don’t know what is. Why dosent someone open a restaurant called Baloo’s Lunch Home after Bal Thackeray ??
Besides antagonising the Jewish community in India, it serves little purpose.
The owner, one Punit Shablok has been quoted with some of the dumbest verse I have read in a while
“We wanted to be different. This is one name that will stay in people’s minds,” owner Punit Shablok told Reuters.
“We are not promoting Hitler. But we want to tell people we are different in the way he was different.”
Will the Shiv Sena now take arms against the restaurant and burn it down because it hurts the sensibilities of a certain community. I don’t think so.
If anyone has been to the restaurant and/or has seen the posters etc and wants to comment on it, I would really appreciate.
Sepia Mutiny has more on this here