“Recently, I was watching Shershaah (2021), the movie based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra. During the scene in which he visits the military canteen to buy alcohol, I noticed something. Though out of focus, the peculiar looking 1-kilo jars of pickle stacked behind the counter were hard to miss,” recalls Gayatri Singh, a resident of Delhi and the daughter of a retired army officer.
Gayatri says she instantly recognised the pickle jars as Nilon’s, a brand with which she shares an unbreakable bond.
“I was always moving to different parts of India owing to my father’s job. The places, schools, friends, the environment and other aspects of my life kept changing, but the only constant companion I had was this pickle glass jar on the dining table,” she recalls.