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Youngsters ditch bottle to be cool

Not so long ago it was considered stylish to booze, especially among those who had just turned twenty-one and were eager to flaunt their ‘eligible-to-drink’ status. But now alcohol consumption has turned passé. Teetotallers are in fashion. Just like Aamir Khan, who has recently announced his decision to give up alcohol and cigarettes, post the success of 3 Idiots.

Inspired by youth icons like him, youngsters are redefining the meaning of ‘having a good time’ — apparently it no longer means to get drunk. Ashwin Shetty, a college student explains, “The very fact that you can loosen up and set the dance floor on fire without having a drink inside you makes you really cool. I know that by saying ‘I won’t follow the ‘let’s-all-get-drunk’ janta’, I’m being different.”

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Written by maald

January 22, 2010 at 2:34 am

Posted in Parenting

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