The misery of the pub goers simply refuses to subside 🙂 The latest is a ban on Saris in Indian nightclubs. I am eager to watch the reaction of the “Loose, pub going and forward” brigade on this issue. After all, when voices against “pub culture” is unacceptable, restrictions on what one can wear to a pub is downright criminal, isn’t it? Moral policing is bad – Moral bouncing (is what I call the issue of not being allowed to a pub for wearing a sari) is worse 🙂
Some ideas I can suggest for the “forward” urban elite to protest this attrocity.
- Form a “Very loose, pub-going, forward, whats-a-sari?” group and “spread awareness” about this attrocity.
- Start a black-chaddi campaign. Black, I guess, is the color of the connoisseur. Collect as many chaddis as possible and gift it to the bouncers. Or should it be black-saris?
- Celebrate a “World forward-pub-goers day”.
- Assemble in a five-star hotel and engage in “constructive discussions” (TV shows, I mean) about how to educate the bouncers and pub owners on freedom-of-dress while drinking.
Wait a minute. Maybe I am getting it all wrong. What’s the problem really if one is not allowed to wear Saris to a pub? Shouldn’t we also let the pub-owners have the freedom of deciding the dress-code in their shop? What’s with Saris anyway. They’re not preventing anyone from drinking, are they? As they are rightly asking on the news channels nowadays, what’s Indian culture anyway? Further, the bouncers are just discharging their duty – they are not part of some “Hindu Hooligan” group (notice the adjective – google for the term – you’ll realize where it gets used).
Maybe we should just wait for one of the news channels to conduct a debate on “Is the Sari really symbolic of Indian Culture” and watch some “Loose, pub-going, forward” socialite to prove that “Swecchachara” (oops, freedom I mean) is what really matters, Sari or no Sari!