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Now, pay for your pint in Rupees

Glossy Junction pub, the most famous drinking hole in London's Southall, now accepts payment in Indian rupees.

india Updated: Dec 29, 2003 12:18 IST

London's Indianisation has reached a new "high". You can now pay for your pint at the most famous drinking hole in Southall in Indian rupees.

The sign "Indian Rupee Welcome Here" cannot be missed over the Glossy Junction pub, a favourite of the Broadway youth. Bartenders add that extra bit of surety about what you are reading by wearing dhotis here.

The sight of dhoti-clad staff pulling out pints of cold Guinness and lagers for customers -- mostly turbaned Sikh youths -- somehow does not appear odd. A map of Punjab hangs on the wall (the paint was recently puckered during a shootout between two rival gangs, probably over girls, you are told).

The aroma of curry floating in from nearby restaurants makes you recall all the dhabas between Chandigarh and Delhi. If you need still more to get nostalgic, the loud bhangra music is also there.

First Published: Dec 25, 2003 21:33 IST