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Storey Building: Jawaharlal Nehru and Krishna Menon

storey building: This is a very historic place, we haven't changed anything, Yadgar Marker, the club's current director, told AFP during a recent lunchtime dosa -- an Indian pancake -- and various curry dishes flew out the kitchen, according to CTV. Even these tabletops are from the early '50s... It's like a museum, he said. The India Club, a restaurant and bar on the Strand near London's West End, is trying to use its storied history to block proposals by owners Marston Properties to turn the seven storey building into an upmarket boutique hotel. The club was set up in its current location by Krishna Menon, India's first High Commissioner to Britain, in the early 1950s, and counted Jawaharlal Nehru, the country's inaugural prime minister, among its founding members, Marker said. Marston Properties submitted its application on September 8 to Westminster Council to partially demolish and extend the building. It has served as a meeting place for writers, intellectuals and politicians, Marker wrote earlier this month to Westminster Council, the local authority in charge of planning decisions. ( As reported in the news.