Monday, August 04, 2008

Watch local, buy local...

Think Global, watch local, act local, eat local, drink local.

First it was the movies - you cannot dub any language movie into Kannada (and a whole host of rules). Now, any wine produced outside Karnataka and being sold in Karnataka will attract a hefty duty.

Not that this is entirely an idea owned by Karnataka; Maharashtra already levies a 150% duty on wines produced outside Maharashtra. Funnily, enough as the article notes, Maharashtra is the largest wine producer in India with some 51 vineries and yet it feels a need to protect its industry (well, its all politics, whatever) and Karnataka has just 2 vineries.

What else can this be stretched to?

1 comment:

Ajith said...

Another example of 'regionalism'. This is worse than terrorism.