WHEN WE ENTERTAIN
I HAVE TWO MUSIC
RESERVES READY: ‘UP
■ COURTING THE
cup and mug rings on any
surface. Coasters abound
in our home.
■ BUSY BEE
I arrange all
DVDs in alphabetical
order, books according to
author names. You move
anything in my room by an
inch, I growl.
■ CHILL PILL
I can live
with creases on clothes.
■ JAVA BY NOON
first in the
morning. Then the day
unravels over coffee.
■ CAFFEINE FIX
Costa coffee, even their
■ FLICK-A-HO LIC
watch three movies,
zealously guarded collection of DVDs rules here. Soon to follow
are twoLa-Z-Boysand awindowin the midst ofthe bookshelves.
“I always wanted to have a windowthat was hemmed in by books
on all sides,”says Danish.
What brings the residence alive is clever lighting. “Weare
extremely particular about lights. I feel white light must be
banned. It is cold, unfriendly, sterile. We love warm,yellow light,”
shares Shruti.Warm amberpoolsfill up theirhomeas evening
dawns. Spotlights accentuate nooks, halogens hangabove photo
frames, an overhead fixture lights u p the food counter, and
concealed lightingilluminatesdifferentsectionsofthe kitchen.
“Ourhom eisa work in progress,’’they enthuse. Carefully
planned,changing,cozy. An urban calypso.Much like their
evolving projects, as Shruti waits forher next offeringon the silver
screen to unspool in
M y F rie n d P in to ,
and Danish scripts his next
film after his directorial debut
B re a k K e Baad.
Danish’s den with his books and DVDs, top. “Once here, he can
live without human interaction for days,” says Shruti.
A medley of candid shots of Danish and Shruti, above
coasters with Mumbai’s train station names are from Loose Ends.
is a keepsake from his debut film.