There’s a Link Between Eggs and Pegs!
It is evident that prohibition is a popular cause in India, and politicians are only too willing to agree that alcoholism is an evil that must be stamped out. But nothing can be stopped with bare legislation, and implementation is a major task. The environment must be made inimical to drinking liquor if any ban is to succeed, and building up social pressure is crucial for that. However, culinary coercion is not an angle that most law enforcement agencies would have thought of, in pursuance of that goal. Therefore, astute authorities in parts of Jaipur must be complimented for cracking down on eggs as part of its anti-liquor drive. Many would concur that late-night shacks serving eggs often end up becoming magnets for drinkers. Their logic, presumably, is that those willing to shell out for eggs are willing to do the same for pegs. Whether taking eggs off the table will actually reduce drinking — or kill the urge to imbibe — is not that apparent. The kabab-sharab link has been oft quoted. But it must be admitted that omelettes per se are not generally associated with egging on those seeking liquor. Even so, scrambled behaviour due to inebriation is not uncommon either. So, law enforcers in places with prohibition must take immediate note of this startling correlation between eggs and pegs, and not chicken out of taking action when and where necessary.