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Imma Chennai City Gangsta!! 😛 Before you guys think I am crazy enough to say this, let me say I am. Chennai means that much to me. Besides having a … Continue reading Vanakkam Chennai!
This post has been written by a good friend Kishor. He is a story teller and a very talented person who has an inclination towards comedy and movies. His posts … Continue reading Sowcarpettai
Good news or bad news, the one thing that remains a constant in the variable equation that is life, is the Quarter Bottle, a.k.a alcohol.
Tamilnadu has its alcohol market regulated in a weird way. The liquor in the state is supplied by TASMAC, which is a state owned enterprise. The bars and retail shops are all owned by this enterprise. This is a major source of revenue for the state exchequer actually.
So in recent days, there has been lot of noise regarding the prohibition of alcohol because it seems only now that people are waking up to the bane of liquor shops in their locality. The menace of drunk and drive isn’t going down anytime soon either.
So the Honorable Supreme Court ruled that there shall be no sale of alcohol within 500 metres from any of the highways. This might be a blanket move, no doubts about it.
But our own people, renowned world wide for the quick fixes they invent, have begun the process of ‘denotifying’ the roads, which is essentially downgrading a road from one level to a level below that in terms of control and compliance.
Also, Tamilnadu has the culture of wooing voters with alcohol and food. Quarter and Kozhi biryani, they say. These form an inevitable part of the campaign culture here and it’s nothing but the sad truth.
This post is a part of the A to Z challenge
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