Cartoon from seattlepi.com; monsoon masala section
When Bob Nadkarni first opened the Maze (Rua Tavares Bastos 414, No. 66; 55-21-2558-5547; jazzrio.com) in the Tavares Bastos favela in 2005, the spot attracted “tourists with an adventurous side,” said Mr. Nadkarni’s son, Bruno, who grew up in the space before it was converted into a bed-and-breakfast and now manages its music nights. (Tavares Bastos has been considered relatively safe since 2000, when the state’s Special Operations Police Unit moved its headquarters to the community.) (via In Brazil, a Second Life for the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro – NYTimes.com).
There could be an interesting story in this persona of Bob Nadkarni.