India Overturns Law Banning Women Bartenders

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After nearly 100 years, women can once again tend bar in New Delhi. This 1914 British law was overturned by the Indian Supreme Court last week giving women access to one of the more lucrative professions in India.

The cocktail craze has hit India, with trendy bars sprouting up all over the country. A bartender in New Delhi, Mumbai, or Hyderabad can earn $1000 (US) per month, nearly 4 times that of the average call center worker.

India overturns law banning women bartenders – International Herald Tribune

Picture: Anushika Pradhan tending bar at the Dublin Pub in the Maurya Sheraton Hotel in New Delhi, India. (Ruth Fremson/The New York Times)

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