BUILDING CONSENSUS: Former LSE students at a reunion lunch at the India Club, where portraits of VK Krishna Menon (below right) and Dadabhai Naoroji (bottom right) adorn the walls
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by Amit Patel HISTORIC ENGLAND IN ROW OVER LONDON ‘INSTITUTION’ THE property company which is planning to de­molish the India Club in the Strand in London and convert it into a fancy hotel will locate a lavatory in the corner of the restaurant that has been oc­cupied for decades by portraits of two of the stal­warts of the Indian independence movement – Mahatma Gandhi and VK Krishna Menon. “This is an insult to all Indians,” commented the historian Dr Kusoom Vadgama. Krishna Menon was one of founders in the 1940s of the India League, the forerunner of the India Club, and…