The year 1991 was quite an eventful one for India. Often hailed as the birth of India 2.0, it defined a new economic direction where in for the first time it was acknowledged that after all a few babus need not be so awfully powerful to decide every aspect of our petty lives; break away from the past indeed. During the same time another interesting development was unfolding in Calcutta. When Roland Joffé wanted to film the novel City of Joy by Dominique Lapierre, protests broke out.