Chandigarh, March 14 (ANI): Not very long ago Chandigarh city lacked nightlife. Things changed recently after pubs were opened here and today the young at heart can enjoy their life with friends or peers till late in the evening.
Many youngsters in Chandigarh have today started enjoying nightlife, a development, which was unheard of in this part of the country despite the city being known for being second to none in modernism for a long time.
New bars and nightclubs are coming up in the city while offering a lot of working couples here the convenience to chill out at such places.
For Chandigarh-based Bedis, it's a weekend routine to visit a bar and discuss work and family issues over a drink."Bar culture in Chandigarh has just started. Earlier, Delhi and Mumbai were far ahead from it. But with some places like this, we are very thankful to them that we are really having a good time here. We don't have to go to Delhi, Mumbai to go to bars," said Bobby Bedi, a resident.
"Both of us are working and we hardly get time in the entire week to talk to each other. When we return home, kids and parents are there, you tend to spend some time with them. So this is probably the only time to spend with each other. You discuss your work, you discuss what happened in your office in the entire past week and what all we are planning to do in future or whatever, so good thing to sit, relax, drink and have a good time," said Sonia Bedi, Bobby's wife.
New changes in the life in Chandigarh, has also brought a cheer among girls or women, who can be spotted enjoying time in bars with friends unwinding after a hard day's work.
With the pubs getting popular here, their owners are in no mood to spare any possible effort to fascinate women customers. One can notice a lot of youth becoming regular tipplers at the pubs and lounge bars.
"Earlier girls who used to drink were looked down upon. Now an understanding has developed among people. All are working and everybody has got some or the other problem on their mind so it is necessary for them to relax. Everybody has a right to enjoy and the girls also have the right to enjoy themselves. We are very happy that now girls have been given equal status in society," said Balbir Singh , a manager with the Vintage Bar. One can only say that the new changes, suitable to the youngsters' preference and lifestyle have made nightlife very much part of the general life in Chandigarh, as with money in their pocket a growing number of youth are out to celebrate life their way parting out at night.
Moreover, an entire industrial complex is coming up in Chandigarh, solely for the IT software development and outsourcing services. And nightlife in the city is changing rapidly to cater to the needs of professionals employed here.
Chandigarh is fast emerging as the consumer capital of the north India, where people wish to taste the best that the world has to offer. By Ashwani Kaushal (ANI)