Mr. Sankara Rama Subramanian
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Increasing the price of liquor will not act as a deterrent to a person who cannot do without gulping down a few pegs; he will find means and ways to ensure that he can buy his quota for the day and this in turn may lead to increase in crimes and all the more will only help in increase in domestic violence. When the drunkard knows that half of the money he pays for a bottle is being given to his wife, he will surely use all tactics to extract the money from her and this will only lead to more problems at home.
These kind of topics cannot be confined to a lighter discussion because of the social, financial and more importantly, the psychological aspects involved in the same. Politicians may come up with such foolish ideas without giving the subject any serious thinking with an aim to gain political mileage but we should be more prudent while bringing such topics for discussion in any public platform; we should not leave anything to imagination.
'Not to know is bad; not to wish to know is worse'- African Proverb
Your good suggestion is not practicable for implementation. Government is not listening and will not listen, Mr Mohan.
No life without Sun
Incidentally, the suggestion to increase the price of alcohol to curb drinking is not really an original idea. If I recall, there was some such implementation in UK some years ago.
When people come at you with their worst, you should come at them with your best (advice given to Selena Gomez by her mother, quoted in Time magazine.)
But the real problem is with the people who got addicted to drinking. This especially happens in lower income group. They can't stand without drinking. They take alcohol from government shops and sometimes they go for cheap liquor also. I know a person who got addicted to this habit. If he is not taking liquor for a day he will start shivering and can't stand. His wife works as servant maid in some houses and earns money. This man takes away from her and drinks.Unfortunate for him and fortunate to his wife, the person died at the age of 50 years. Now that lady is spending a happy life with her daughters and son as the money she earned is available for family. I don't know how to stop these people from this habit.
I heard that in Chennai there is a hospital who cure this addiction and make them to stop drinking. One rich man from my village was taken by his wife to this place and stayed there for 2 months and got him cured. Now that man stopped drinking.
In my opinion government can't do anything in this issue unless otherwise the individual understands the real problem.