Clubbing the lexicon
It was late in the evening and the humidity was killing. Even as I yearned to get inside the air-conditioned comfort of the lounge bar at DKS, I could not help stopping to watch, with a mixture of admiration and envy, four senior citizens slug it out on the tennis courts, clearing the ball over the net stroke after stroke with practised ease. DKS—or Dakkhin Kalikata Sansad—was established in 1928. I wasn’t aware of the sprawling space it occupies on Lansdowne Road (not many call it Sarat Bose Road) or the facilities it offers.