Drinking and smoking forms the daily routine of maximum Indians, including girls in the modern era. Smoking & drinking is injurious to health, yet our generation is so much into the world of liquor and smoke.
There are popular slogans phrased by Indians such as “Bewada/Drunkard” or “Charsi/Doper”, “Baba Risky After Whiskey”, “Surya Ast Pahadi Mast”, “2 Peg Zindagi ke Roz Ke” and the latest one introduced by Yo Yo Honey Singh “ 4 Bottle Vodka Kaam Mera Roj Ka”.
Indian youth believes in some common drinking and smoking myths. These myths hold a real importance amongst daily smokers and dopers.
First Peg Bottoms Up
The myth originated from the gentlemen rule, to place the liquor glass after cheers followed by a sip. But, Indian guys love raw action.
They gulp down the glass of alcohol without taking a breath. According to Yo Yo followers, “Fukrey Peete hai naap naap ke, khul ke peetey hai Ek baap ke” It’s catchy, still a big LOL.
Not to light 3 cigarettes with one matchstick
Young guys from the Indian streets say that lighting 3 cigarettes with 1 matchstick brings bad luck. Also, the local Indian saying states “3 Teegadey-Kaam-Bigaadey”.
Making Cigarette pack lucky
Sounds strange, yet interesting! One can make his pack of cigarette lucky, by turning one fag upside down, out of the total number.
The core smokers in India believe that by making one cigarette upside down, brings good fortune until the last cigarette. If other person picks the turndown cigarette, he/she owes a party to the pack owner or serve a misfortune.
Never smoke used bud
Smokers feel reluctant when they have the urge of cigarette. In the absence of crowd, they may even light a dumped bud. This is a bad omen amongst smokers. A thrown bud/filter brings negative vibes of the person, who just smoked it.
Speaking a secret inside empty liquor bottle
This drinking myth is common amongst college students. The person who blows air, he whispers a secret on bottleneck and promise to host next party if his/her wish gets complete.
Toasting drink to ancestors before drinking
Before beginning the drink session, the North Indian’s sprinkle some alcohol on the floor for serving toast to ancestors. It’s believed that by following the ritual they will attain blessing.
Rule of returning the lighter
Smokers need a lighter/matchstick everytime to light the puff. The basic smoke rule states that the borrowed lighter/matchstick must return on time. The lender would curse for sharing his lighter, which may bring unfortunate news to other.
Never drink someone’s leftover drink
Eating pre-eaten food is regarded bad. The same rule goes with whiskey, beer and wine. We know sharing is caring, but still drinking leftover liquor is out of the gentlemen rule. According to the regular drinkers, the consumption of left over drink increases the risk to puke.
Breaking the liquor bottle by mistake brings good news
Not at all, a sudden crash of rum bottle in winters makes a boozer as sad as a fat boy becomes when he drops burger by mistake. The dream of attaining nirvana crashes with the bottle. If the case had been so then the bars in Delhi would turn into a place of chaos.
A puff that’s powerful, which hits the mind of the smoker and relaxes him. The golden puff comes at the end of the cigarette, where usually the brand name appears. This segment is the end-point of the cigarette. Smokers believe that golden puff has strongest and thick smoke. The researchers can never reveal the secret of golden puff, but smokers are merely enjoying every bit of smoke.