19 year old in Gurgaon

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I've got an internship for 7 weeks in Gurgaon starting July 1st. I'm reading more and more about Gurgaon and have a few questions.

What are some good/reasonably priced music stores? I've come to the realization that I could get an instrument in India for the same cost that it would be to haul my guitar back and forth. Perhaps a guitar or an Indian stringed instrument

I'm willing to travel weekends. I plan on going to Delhi for a few weekends, but wouldn't mind a couple 5ish hour train trips. Are there some places that aren't exceptionally hot but also relatively unaffected by monsoon? I'm thinking some places in Rajasthan such as Bundi..

I see that Gurgaon has a drinking age of 25. I've traveled India before at the age of 18 and didn't have any issue getting alcohol in Delhi, which has the same 25 year old age limit. Gurgaon seems a bit more formal though - will I likely be asked for my ID or could I bypass the law? If I'm probably okay to drink, what are some nice cheap places? I'm not really into clubs and don't care for luxury, just a bar or a pub is fine.


Any recommendations on what to do? I'm not really a fan of the malls and I try to get as far from Western culture as possible if I'm not in the West.

Good/cheap Indian restaurants?

Thanks!
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#2 Jun 9th, 2014, 07:03
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Most restaurants serve beer. Some have discounts on beer while having lunch.

Bars/Pubs, there are a few - Do check the Gurgaon Meetup thread for the names of one's IMers have visited.

As for age, I do not know if they check or not ! Gurgaon has more liquor stores per square mile than any other town I have been to
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Well that's a good thing! Thanks
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Funny, that is the same thing I noticed in the new Gurgaon..
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At your age, 19, you are a perfect candidate for getting into trouble. You are asking how you can break the law. Short answer, don't even try. Even if they don't check ID, avoid bars.
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I'm just asking because from my experience in Delhi it literally did not matter. I arrived in Delhi and wasn't used to the fact that many Indian laws are bent/practically non-existent, so I didn't even think of asking for alcohol since the age was 25. And then, meal after meal at pretty known establishments (this was when I was 18 and I look young for my age) I was offered drinks by my server. Didn't ask for alcohol a single time during my 5 days there, but was probably asked if I wanted drinks 50% of the time without being ID'd once.
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My grandfather gave me a sage commandment to stay away from criminals, loose women, alcohol (although he could get fired up on Texas courage, beer, various minorities (ironic for him), hippies,and Republicans (then the party of the occupation forces). Its my great regret that I failed in all of this. But, I did have a lot of fun and to be fair some heartaches. I suggest you do better than me. It wouldn't be hard..
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You know, I've learned of a certain principle called tolerance and to show tolerance to all kinds of people. Your grandpa's archaic theory should have stayed in your grandpa's years, not your own. To disregard people because of a certain characteristic, unless that one fault is heinous such as being a murderer or rapist, is ignoring all the possible and likely good they have. We're clearly different people who will likely never agree on a single thing, so I won't even attempt to display why acceptance is morally correct and has utilitarian benefit.


E: In any case, please don't divert the subject of this thread. My parents did a fine job of raising me so I don't think I'll need you to offer paternalistic advice, especially considering the content. Drinking was only part of what I was asking about.
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okay Delhi's drinking age is 25 live in delhi been drinking didn't even know.. N i'll be 19 in some days As for the music shop I have a flautist friend who lives in gurgaon i'll ask him, and the traveling thing Rajasthan doesn't get monsoon but is exceptionally hot. you can try the hills or some place in Madhya Pradesh
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Exactly, lol! Just wondering if it's the same in Gurgaon - not trying to get bombarded by these people.

Thanks for the info
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Originally Posted by Figment View Post Exactly, lol! Just wondering if it's the same in Gurgaon - not trying to get bombarded by these people
No idea about Gurgaon but in south delhi its not a problem which is near Gurgaon. The thing is I don't think half the people in Delhi know this rule
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No one is going to ask you for ID if you buy the alcohol from the government-licensed liquor shops called "theka" (vend) or more precisely ''daru ka theka'' (liquor bend). Ask people for the direction to the nearest one. Remember, India has dry day where bars and liquor vends are closed by law, such as election day, most public holidays, majors religious festivals, etc. This is government's attempt to control hooliganism and risky behavior on the high-risk days.

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