Women can now buy alcohol without those irritating stares, as Delhi gets ‘First Women-Only Theka’
If you are a woman who lives in India, you would know the amount of trouble one goes through, heading towards a liquor store to pick up alcohol. Those stares and comments are so usual for people to give you here and of course, what comes complimentary is hassling for a chance to move forward under those sweaty men’s underarms. No, I ain’t exaggerating, you get all kinds of men at the theka. Here’s a a new twist on the ‘theka’ concept, Star City Mall in East Delhi has recently opened doors to India’s first ever women-only liquor store. This store houses two sections- one that is exclusively for women, and another that is open to all. We hope to see more of such stores across India and the world, to ensure that women don’t find it troublesome to buy their own drink and are not physically threatened.