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Extended weekend, but with no booze to party!

Namya Sinha, Hindustan Times   January 25, 2013
First Published: 19:05 IST(25/1/2013) | Last Updated: 02:18 IST(26/1/2013)

oung Delhiites looking forward to a beer-in-the-sun long weekend are in for bad luck. Today being Republic Day, and yesterday being Id-E-Milad, Delhi is seeing two consecutive dry days.  While some managed to stock up on liquor supplies in the preceding weekdays, others feel their party stands spoiled, thanks to no access to alcohol during these days.

“Sad weekend = Republic day (Dry day),” tweeted @Itrydvodooonce. @BhopalHouse wrote, “I do not understand the logic behind selective prohibition. #dryweekendcomingupinIndia.”

In the same vein, Rishi Bahl, 28, a Delhi-based MBA student, says, “How does one celebrate Republic Day if not go out for parties with friends?” Soni Mahajan, 32, says, “Most people I know would have stocked up by now and will make merry at home. So making it a dry day doesn’t serve the purpose at all. They should realise that it’s a day to unwind.”

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