This women-only liquor store in Delhi provides women a hassle-free alcohol-buying experience

By Think Change India|12th Jan 2016
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Women in Delhi know how difficult it is to buy liquor if they don’t have a man accompanying them. Any place where liquor is sold is therefore virtually off limits for women. But at the Star City Mall in the suburb of Mayur Vihar, things are a bit different. The wine and beer shop at the mall is run by women and open exclusively for women customers. As a result, women in Delhi fancying a tipple can buy what they need without the fear of being at the receiving end of awkward glances or taunts.

Image: The Indian Express
Image: The Indian Express

“Girls can be intimidated at most liquor stores because guys try to letch or just look at you in a weird way. I do prefer going to (the ladies-only store) because it’s not crowded at all and you can look around,” said a frequent visitor to The Indian Express.

Sales here have so far been mediocre, with just 10-15 transactions a day. But store owner Rohit Arora believes it is just a matter of four-six months before things pick up. Rohit said, “More and more people are getting to know about it and word is spreading about the presence of such a shop.”

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