Tag Archives: Delhi

• Affluent Asian women help lift liquor market to $160bn high

Affluent Asian women help lift liquor market to $160bn high

“IF men can go to the pub, why can’t we?” asks Shalini Chopra, a call-centre worker in Gurgaon, a new town near Delhi, where women flock to bars and nightclubs at weekends in almost equal numbers to men. “I believe in enjoying my life to the full, and that’s what I am doing. I enjoy […]

• Cheers as Delhi lets ladies behind the bar

Cheers as Delhi lets ladies behind the bar

Twenty-year-old scotch whisky, vintage champagne. You can find almost anything in the sparkling high-end bars of India’s capital, except a female bartender. Soon you’ll find that, too, after Delhi this week changed a century-old law that banned women from serving alcohol. For activists and alcohol industry insiders, it was long overdue.