Economic crisis and terror attacks plays spoil sport during festive season

December 25th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Dec 25 (ANI): Global economic crisis and recent terror attacks in Mumbai affected the otherwise thriving pub business in India as people shied away from splurging even during the festive season.
Festive season is considered as the boom time for the restobars and pubs, as people loosen strings to their purses. But economic meltdown and recent terror attacks appears to have changed the trend during this festive season.
“People are not going out, the legal age group who are earning prefers to save. They are saving as for now, and waiting for better times to come for partying,” said Gourav, Entertainment Manager, Kuki XO, Restobar.
People in national capital appear to have become very cautious and circumspect since Mumbai terror attacks.
“It’’s not up to the mark; probably terror attack is one of the main reasons behind all this. We are getting very less clients now days,” said Surjit Phukan, Operation Manager, Kuki XO, Restobar.
The trickle of customers to the restobars has not yet dried completely though. Frequency of their visits may have come down.
“We are regular party goers, but now we are bit more conscious as now we only go to decent places. We go to the places where security is proper, and responsible people are around,” said Nimish, a customer.
Many believe life must go on, the terror attacks notwithstanding. Festive season approaching, there will be many occasions to celebrate.
“I don”t think that our spirits has been dampened. Though whatever happened in Mumbai was a very sad episode. Our brothers and sisters have suffered a lot over there. But still no person on this earth can hamper our spirits,” said Paramjeet, another customer.
Global meltdown coupled with terror attacks has made people thrifty. (ANI)

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