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I'm pretty sure this isn't false memory syndrome, but as a kid I frequently read scifi anthologies from my local library in the late 60's & amongst many others, one story has always stuck with me - it was a story featuring a futuristic Indian film maker called "Cat Vindaloo", trying to make "Bollywood" film on the Moon - beyond that & the ludicrous (& funny) name I can't remember much else.

Anyone else recall this short story & the anthology it featured in – it was definitely in the older reader section of the library's' scifi section.

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    Cat Vindaloo you say? I must try that one day. – Mr Lister Nov 14 '13 at 20:31
  • @Mr Lister: Rimmer would probably approve! (I just busted a gut roflmao when I saw your comment) – Sindi Jan 11 '14 at 3:31
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I know this is a very old post, but I believe this might be "A Taste for Dostoevsky" by Brian Aldiss.

Looking up, he saw that a solitary figure stood on a ridge of rock, staring moodily up at the fake heavens. He identified it as Cat Vindaloo, the Pakistani director of their show, and called a greeting to him.
  Cat nodded sourly and altered his position without actually coming any nearer to Moore.
  “We went over well tonight,” Moore said.
  “They still pay to come and watch,” Cat said.
  “Your trouble is, you’re obsessed with being a failure, Cat. Come on, snap out of it. If there’s anything wrong with the show, it is that it’s too realistic. I’d personally like to see less of a dying fall to end with—maybe a grand finale such as they’d have had at the end of last century, with all the crew parading outside the ship, taking a bow.”

Seems like a relatively rare story.

  • I've taken the liberty of editing in a quote – Valorum Jun 25 '15 at 18:13
  • Thanks for the answer! It's been bugging me for ages and I only stumbled on this yesterday (23rd May 2018) after totally forgetting that I'd posted the question in the first place. And yes, "Cat Vindaloo" features at the very start - he's a Pakistani film producer making a film on the Moon sometime in the future. – ravster May 24 '18 at 7:12
  • Hi there! (hi again, should I say!) Glad you found it, however this should be posted as a comment - you may have forgotten your old account's login info, see this to join both accounts. See you! :) – Jenayah May 24 '18 at 7:27
  • And once you've reclaimed your old account, you can accept Otis's answer by clicking on the checkmark by the voting buttons. – FuzzyBoots May 24 '18 at 11:13
  • I'm glad it turned out to be correct, and welcome back. Credit to Valorum for the supporting quote. – Otis May 25 '18 at 15:43

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