How Delhi defies dry days
Due to the MCD Elections in the Capital, the party scene of the city took a hit. Subsequently, Wednesday will also be a dry day as it is when counting begins. But Delhi’s jugaad janta found its way around things. Here’s a first person account of how the city survived the no-bubbly policy:
We saw people who were either sitting in the comfort of their cars, indulging in a good guzzle. At Nehru Place, vacant tables and empty dance floors welcomed us on a Friday night. Interestingly, the parking lot had more people than these pubs. Some people present at the premises, on the condition of anonymity told us they had already had their fill, while others were seen with bottles in their hands at the entry. Some empty beer bottles were also spotted in the parking lot. So, while the sale of alcohol was prohibited for 48 hrs, Delhiites seemed to be well-stocked. Taking a detour to RK Puram for dinner, the scene was no different. At a restaurant in the vicinity, the tables were laden with sushi and starters, but the wine flutes were missing. “Pakka aaj dry day hai?,” a harrowed guest asked the waiter, as he cursed his internet speed for not giving him any answers. The foodie was happy, but the bubbly lover in every Delhiite, not so much.
Our shutterbugs were out to capture Delhi on a dry day. Empty beer bottles in parking lots and vacant venues welcomed us