This is a preview of a premium article. Subscribe or Log In to gain access. Culture Bombay Duck: Excerpts From a Novel in Progress In 1942 American GIs pour into Calcutta. Yasmine Khan opens a nightclub called Bombay Duck smack in the middle of town to entertain the restless GIs. By Sharbari Ahmed Issue 28 Drink if you like. You should have as good a time here as is commensurate with your duties. Do, however, keep your Indian liquor separated from its two quarrelsome partners, woman and song.Subscribe or Log In to read more.