Boozards in Mumbai will not be able to buy more than two bottles of alcohol per week, if the State Excise Department has its way. In an attempt to curb the illegal sale of liquor which flourishes during dry days and at nights, 150 excise officers will try to prevent the entire drinking population of Mumbai from purchasing more than two bottles of liquor per person per week. First of all, no one really observes a dry day, not on Independence Day and certainly not on M.K. Gandhi’s birthday or death anniversary. Everybody who drinks craves the booze even more on dry days, so when wine shops and bars everywhere are shut, people buy alcohol illegally and don’t mind paying that extra bit of cash to defy rules and render them ineffective. Liquor stores are not going to welcome this move either, and will start selling a lot more than two measly bottles to anyone who wants to stock up, or more people will eventually become barflies and drink to their liver’s content. How is it possible to moderate an entire city’s alcohol intake? Even if the Government has woken up after all these beers years, how will it keep a tab on everyone who walks into a bar?