Delhi's female-only liquor store helps women buy drinks in good spirits

Priya Sharma drove more than 30 kilometres to get to an exclusive boutique in a teeming New Delhi residential district — a women-only liquor store. Inside a shopping mall, the store provides a safe environment for women to buy alcohol in a city where harassment and discrimination is a daily battle and many women fear going out at night. Buying a bottle of wine or whisky on a Saturday night in the Indian capital has always been a fight for position inside a hot and cramped store, where customers — mostly men — scream orders at stressed-out staff. “I have always avoided going into an alcohol …

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