Family in Delhi think that I’m not much of a drinker. Shocking as that may sound to my yuppie drinking friends, the accusation is largely true. And I desperately want a drink. Yes, bolded. So, why the wannabe Gandhian stance?
The problem is with my broken heart – I haven’t seen my love, the New Hampshire Liquor Store, for many months. I’ve tried to make out with the local happiness factory, the yellow and black signed English and Imported Liquor, but it’s not the same. The local yellow/black doesn’t stock good alcohol. When she does, its prohibitively expensive. I even offered to try her grandmother’s recipes but local alternatives, where available, are mostly undrinkable.
Aah, my love NH Liquor Store. How I miss you! Your blue and golden sign beckoning me to drive in. Your baby shopping carts that made me feel like an alcoholic. Your isles upon isles of alcohol. And finally the small bill for services rendered. You were the absolute best. I miss you.
I want to save you, my reader, of a similar longing heart. I have painstakingly collected the prices from NH Liquor store and compared them to Gurgaon and Delhi prices. It will not cure a broken heart, but it will help you make a better choice at the DUTY FREE as you fly in.
If you are Mahatma Gandhi and are not using up your legally allowable limit of 2L when you fly into India, please help me improve my condition! Such a lifeline should never be wasted and I’ll unashamedly ask you to carry some of the happiness juice for me!
$1 = Rs. 47 below
Delhi Duty Free prices in February, 2011