Thursday, March 10, 2016

Candy is Dandy, but Liquor is Quicker

...this wise old saying by the American poet Ogden Nash certainly is being adhered to in our Mayur Vihar Extension neighborhood where WINE and BEER shops are sprouting like mint leaves.

Even at night, you can find your way to your
favorite booze joint!
There are 4 alcohol shops now between Star City Mall and the DLF Galleria, and they are probably the source of income for these 2 malls that really matter. It seems that our neighbors in Uttar Pradesh are loving these close-to-the-border shops where they can chill with booze and an egg sandwich before heading back to their own "country". After all these grill wallahs have also smelled the green of dollar notes and started to set up shop all around the two malls. There are a lot of parked cars now with the motors running, meaning they are having a drink of two right BEFORE they are driving again. Now THAT is the really scary part: More lunatic drivers out there. And of course the police is nowhere to be seen. I love a good drink, but please not before driving, please, and not in a culture of dark and sneaky corners. Unfortunately it seems to be a sport only enjoyed by men here, and as long as that is the case, these wine and beer shops are not what we were hoping for to happen in the malls.