Liquor in lockdown

Liquor and other alcohol-containing drinks are weird commodities. The taxes on these are good revenue for the government, but those consuming them are messing up their minds and bodies, and the lives of their families too – and literally paying to do so.

Wine shops (the common name used to refer to booze shops in India) were forced to close for 40 days of lockdown.

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When they were allowed to reopen a couple of days ago, there was pandemonium, making the authorities in some places shut them up again. Continue reading