There seems to be a perception in India that nightlife is all about pubs and discotheques. Is it true actually or is there much more to nightlife than just drinking and dancing?
Vizag seems to be showing a different way and ensuring that its denizens are able to enjoy a nightlife sans crime and needless police patrolling.
There has been unnecessary question marks over extension of nightlife by some members of the moral brigade. They would do well to visit Vizag and see how well the government in Andhra has created a cultural space by establishing a night bazaar. Delhi seems to be following suit as well. However, our administrators have a string belief that we ought to sleep by 11. Only those who party can stay on the roads till one in the morning. Keeping eateries open till one is a small mercy that they have shown.
Nightlife is not just about pubs and clubs but a place to hang out where one can be safe and indulge in a little bit of shopping and eating. Most importantly, it is about having a safe transport system running till late night. A city like Bangalore needs a 24*7 transport system. This is unlike what BMTC and BMRCL offer.