Raising the bar – Geoquiz on PRI’s The World

15 Jun 2011 | Narratives & Features, Portfolio | 2 comments

liquor storeOur most recent story was about how Mumbai, finance and bollywood capital of India, has raised its legal drinking age from 21 to 25. We spoke to the minister of housing who sits on the social justice ministry about it as well as a liquor store owner and a 21-year-old.

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“The Indian city on our radar is the capital of the state of Maharashtra. One notable thing about this city is its population of over 12.5 million people. That puts it among the world’s top ten most populated cities.

And while its hot economy ranks this city as the richest in India, it’s not so easy to buy a drink. Local authorities just boosted the legal drinking age to 25 as part of an attempt to battle addiction to drugs and alcohol.”


  1. Vincent

    25??? wow! How about just raising the price of alcohol? It will make it difficult to get drunk for young people and the state would still get the income from the taxes!

  2. chhavi

    if only the government read the comments on my stories 🙂
    That’s pretty smart. And they already did. Many people complained. Then they went and raised the age, too!


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