As I was walking through the corridors of the Hotel I am staying “The Claridges” I saw signs everywhere saying “Dry Day”. As I sat down to eat breakfast, I asked the person in-charge what it means. He was a bit amused and asked me “Aap Indian Hai”. 🙂

I said ” Jee Hahn, Main bahut Indian huh, lekin maine India chodke sola saal ho gaye. Muje yeh bhi Malum hai ki aaj October 2nd Gandhi Jayanthi hai”.

I was later told that on all major holidays and festivals, they have what is know as a Dry Day. Which means, no selling or consumption of Alcohol. I was like, awesome. These dry days are observed by all states.

Of course for a person like me who is a Teetotaler it makes sense to make all 365 days Dry Days. 🙂 I know there will be many who would like to hunt me down for this, no?

If in the future, I become the Prime Minister of India, I will make all 365 days Dry Days. Having said that I would like to share some pictures of our First Lady Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. We visited her museum on September 23rd 2012.

The saree, slippers and purse Indira Gandhi was wearing when she was assassinated by her own Security Guards.

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