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Times Of India Goes Insane

By on Jun 9, 2011 | 6 comments

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I’m losing hope for this country. The nice are punished and wrong things are being promoted. Those who raise voice against corruption are brutally treated and even the reputed media seems to be the sycophant waiving their tails in front of the government. After noticing the following on Times Of India, I lost all my respect for India’s largest media house. See what Times Of India is promoting –

Times Of India Drinking Age

Times Of India

Times of India is insanely asking people to raise their voice against the drinking age limit of 25 years! Instead of discouraging young generation not to consume alcohol, Times Of India is doing the opposite. I sometimes wonder, what’s wrong with Indians. Is India a country of insane people with low IQ? Drinking is bad and no matter how old you are – you SHOULD NOT DRINK! Drinking is bad and young people should be discouraged from consuming any kind of alcohol.

It’s even sick to see that over 1300 people have already ‘raised’ their voices. If that’s the case, I say, let your kids drink alcohol too. Who the hell are you to decide what they should drink and what not?

I’ve lost my respect for TOI.


  1. Mayur

    June 10, 2011

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    I agree to most of your posts/views, but for this one I have a firm disagreement.
    Today its the drinking limit, tomorrow they will come up with some other restriction. The simple logic is if I am above 18 @ which age I can vote and eventually decide the future of my country , am I not responsible enough to decide whats wrong and right for me?
    I agree that we should stop drinking, but that’s a different debate. If drinking is allowed and is legal, then a person should have the right to decide his option.

    • The Big K

      June 10, 2011

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      Your comment reminds of me of a derivation of Murphy’s law – “Smile! Tomorrow’s gonna be worse!”.

      I too resist limitations – but that does not mean we support just ‘anything’. TOI should instead ask people to unite and ask them ‘the limit does not matter – let’s vow not to drink!’ . That makes much more sense.

    • Abhilash Guha

      August 15, 2011

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            well I am also in strong favour of your views… Isn’t it quite irrstional when you say by 25 you are old enough to vote, marry & have kids, but you arn’t old enough to decide how much of alchohol is harmful for you… this is the sheer hypocrisy that sets our country backwards… the govt is never going to stop alchohol trade as it shares a huge percentage of excise duty. And morover the more illegal the thing is the kids are more fancied towards it. Remember the gangster era in U.S.A took birth when alchohol became banned and soon died out when the ban was lifted.      today if I am to say that 55 is ‘THE’ upper limit for human sanity and the ministers should retire after this age lets see who agrees to pass the law on that!!! 🙂 😉

  2. Sanket

    June 12, 2011

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    I totally agree with the blog content.

    TOI is justifying itself by saying that the more strict laws there are the more corruption is encouraged, as people below 25 will anyways break this law. This I feel is dodgy.

    Anyone who supports the TOI campaign is more likely to get the idea that drinking is a virtue and it should be encouraged.

    One must note the fact that among the newspaper sponsors there are many liquor companies. So hoping for an unbiased reporting is equivalent to lucid dreaming.

    This initiative by TOI is quite in-your-face as compared to the subtle reports one finds now and then. Where studies show that people who drink regularly are less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s or what-not. I have a feeling that these surveys are also ‘sponsored’ .

  3. Abhishek

    June 20, 2011

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    Has TOI gone mad?? This organization is running a campaign to support youths drinking alcohol at vary young age!!! have they gone nuts…

    You like alcohol.. Ok Good… but you also know its disadvantages… You are drinking because adults of your family did not stopped you. But you are not insane. Behave like a mature.

  4. Kumaar Deepak

    July 22, 2011

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    Nice article.I was wondering , could you do an article(a comment will also do) on how to avoid drinking in a social situation. I mean if one doesn’t drink alcohol, how to sort of refuse a drink politely. If one has decided not to drink he/she is of course entitled to stick to his decision and values, but sometimes in parties hosts can get pushy (sometimes the host can also be one’s boss) , in such cases how best to politely get your job done. 

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