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Old 4th September 2008, 21:30   #1
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Unhappy Plan to ban all types of drinks in Bangalore.

Just heard in a TV news channel that Ramachandra Gowda the Health Minister of Karnataka plans to Ban all types of alcohol in Bangalore following in the lines of Gujarat. Currently, they have banned all types of arrack and now he was informing he plans to ban all types of booze including whiskey, rum, vodka, beer etc.

However, this is only his thinking. The big question is as Bangalore is known for the pubs, bars & resturants in and around. Will this idea work at all?
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Great news. Luckily Hosur is just 20 kms from work. Guess my evenings will be spent in Hosur.

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This seems to be just an over enthusiastic statement (hopefully). How can you expect a ban on alcohol in a place which is know for Pubs and also which has a large number of foreigners visiting.

So what does he expect people to toast when a deal is made - tender coconut water???

Lets see how long this one will hold steam.
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what are some of these Nut's in our country upto??if you dont want to drink dont drink or go to pubs or dont listen to music,just a single person's decisions on his liking-disliking wont work,this is a free country.All these decesions sould be taken as per the votes made by the people in the state.
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I would say this is nothing more than a reminder to liquor companies and businesses to cough up more under-the-table dough to the dear minister.
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Just heard in a TV news channel that Ramachandra Gowda the Health Minister of Karnataka plans to Ban all types of alcohol in Bangalore following in the lines of Gujarat. Currently, they have banned all types of arrack and now he was informing he plans to ban all types of booze including whiskey, rum, vodka, beer etc.

However, this is only his thinking. The big question is as Bangalore is known for the pubs, bars & resturants in and around. Will this idea work at all?

Iam not sure on this one..but for sure smoking is getting banned in all pubs,hotels,clubs(ha ha) and the worst is they would ban smoking even in offices which have dedicated smoking zones..the only place that you can smoke would be your house or in the streets..this is effective from Oct 2nd which also marks the date from which they will have pics of cancer patients/skulls and any other gory images that they can find on cigarette packets

Wish they could just leave Banglore alone and not make it "Ban-galore"
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Banning smoking in enclosed spaces, AC area's etc is a very very welcome move.

Wont comment on the drinking ban though
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Im all for the smoking ban actually... not because of the obvious health problems but because it affects other people too who do not choose to smoke. But, even though i don't drink, i think it's none of the government's business what people drink. If you're worried about the youth then have dealers check ID proof before selling.
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do you think Mr king of good times will allow this, and than there's a question of revenue to the government...
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You guys haven't heard the full thing as yet then. Mr Gowda also says that it is possible for a state to earn revenues (as against the common thinking) even after banning liquor. And he says he intends to show that. He also says that horse racing is another thing he intends to banish from the state. However that being a little more difficult to do he plans to shift the bangalore race course to some 100 kms away from the city with immediate effect.
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I think he will ask all pubs to move 100kms away from the city
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Dont these guys have other, more useful things to do? Or are they so underemployed that they sit and dream up such things? The city is bad enough with restaurants closing down at 11 - I mean, where else does the waiter come to you at 10.30 pm and ask you for your last order - you've hardly started by then!!!

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Why don't we just move the minister 100kms away?
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oh no, this is like when NTR was in power in AP, and everyone from hyd was going to Bidar, KA to get booze.

lol times change
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I sometimes wonder why these guys do such things?! Normally you get such thoughts from people who were born many moons ago and are from a different era altogether. They are the ones who frown if you use abusive words even in jest. They take affront to behavior which otherwise look very normal in todays day and age. Now I refuse to believe that we have such strict gandhivadis in todays day and age. Definitely not amongst this politico breed.

So then? What really drives them? Politicians are generally very shrewd. They won't normally raise their little finger unless it brings them some kind of a windfall in some form or the other. And it is not possible that the minister's constituency has too many uptight types who would want such a thing and bring pressure on him for these. Then?

I can only think of one answer. These are the maniacs on ego trips. A person who dreamt life long for a seat of power. Today when he has that he wants to show who is the boss. Even if that means that people term him a sadist. He wants to do something, good or bad (good is a tad difficult to do whereas the 'bad' is not), that will make people remember him for ages. Such and such <expletives> did the unthinkable... And he gets remembered!
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