Interiors: The Friends Union Joshi Club
381-A, Narottam Wadi, Kalbadevi Road.
Back in the 1970s, chances were that customers could end up becoming good friends with the proprietor of the Club.
If a customer lost weight after a month of eating at the Club and climbed onto the weighing scales stationed at the premises to prove it, the proprietor marked the month’s meals free!
This anecdote, narrated by Yogesh Purohit, son of the late Mr. Khimjibhai Purohit (pictured above), offers an interesting angle to understand the presence of weighing scales in eating houses in Bombay.