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Popper Mania
    #2002504 - 10/12/03 03:24 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

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Popper Mania
NIKHAT KAZMI

TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2003 12:03:40 AM ]

I landed up at what I thought was going to be the best night of my life. Instead, I wondered why and how do people enjoy such activities. Thinking that Rave parties were cool was my biggest mistake. It was a comedy show throughout...

'Rave for Dummies' reads his blog which takes the uninitiated on a trip into Urban India's ongoing mega-party where Acid trips are the in-thing and XTC is the ABC of new age masti.

"I went there hoping for some naked girls but there weren't any!!! No sphagetti tops, no mini skirts. They were dressed in psychedelic lungis," confesses the disillusioned lotus-eater. "There's this fundamental truth: It's easier to run from a police raid in your loose shorts than in a slinky tight number with high heels," he enlightens.

So what do we have here? An urban daze that may spill over into a police raid. And if it doesn't, you'd end up feeling something like this... Spelling out the characteristics of a Raver, our sources tell us the following:

- You can understand and have amazing conversations with anyone under the age of 10.

- You hug everyone, even the guy with B.O. (that's the Hug Pill working).

- You have sleeping patterns that will kill a normal person.

- You can't see your shoes.

- You can instantly fall into blissful sleep on a cold, wet, concrete floor surrounded by 300 people with pounding Trance being played overhead.

- Your tongue feels like a five-year-old wearing a size 10 pair of shoes and your hair feels like a candle in the wind.

Welcome to night-out, new-age ishtyle... happening do's across cosmo India: Anguna, Vagator beaches in Goa, Koregaon Park in Pune, Madh Island in Mumbai and the Mehrauli farmhouses in Delhi.

If you thought Woodstock was over in the 1970s, you've got it all wrong. For India is Tripping all over again. Then, they christened the LSD trip Pink Sunshine of California or Blue Windowpanes. Today, they call it Internet Explorer, Queen's Necklace and Diamonds in the Sky.

And for those party-goers seeking sexual nirvana, even the smell of danger is welcome: Party-poppers, Snapper, Locker, Rush, Bullet ? all being sold under the counter, even though amyl nitrite is a discontinued heart medication since it pops up the blood pressure too. To dangerous levels.

A politically correct India may have turned its back to hard drugs but the party drug scene is popping, as is the collegiates' voyage of discovery with inhalants: gases, glues, aerosols, cough syrups.

Corex has become an intrinsic part of Pune's growing youth culture where youngsters are known to gulp down entire bottles for an instant high. Also on the rise is alcoholism amongst youngsters, says Mukta Puntambekar, director of a de-addiction centre.

Over the last three years the number of patients admitted has almost doubled and the most common problem amongst the younger patients is alcoholism and a debilitating addiction to codeine-based cough syrups (Phensydyl, Corex) and sleeping pills, she says.

For Delhi, the buzzword is Grass (marijuana) and Glass (Speed). "Grass is a regular at our parties; we don't even consider it as doing drugs," says Manish (36), a corporate banker. "It's the usual party scene for the high-earning, high-stress crowd: young MNC executives and professionals," he says. Where do you get it? "Almost everywhere," say regulars. "For Rs 50 a pouch, in the small little shanty shop across swanky high-rise apartments, jhuggis and from people within."

For the jet-setting crowd ? they call them the Versace & Christian Dior crowd ? there is the Rave mailing list which sends out regular invites to Rave parties where Candy (cocaine), Sugar Cubes (Acid), Speed and Ecstasy flow faster than the bloodstream.

Every Friday night, Pam (Parminder by day) joins Jack aka Jaspal and her Ecstasy friends to have some Glass (Speed) and Adam (Ecstasy) in a swinging pub. "We are on a roll," she says. "It's so wild, everyone's out to rock!"

Mumbai has its designer drug scene too, where the Rave party set is willing to pay Rs 3,000 for a gram of cocaine and Rs 800 for a pill of Ecstasy. But insiders tell us that old-fashioned charas and ganja have now made it to the upper-middle class unwind scene.

As for Bangalore: it's popping 'dots' or doing 'hits' (Acid and Ecstasy). "It is restricted largely to farm and Rave parties on the outskirts; drugs are circulated amongst small groups, mostly as week-end recreation," says an insider.


The International Scene

Every country has its own drug culture. Whether you are straight-edge or alcoholic, a weekend taker or a Colombian druglord, the following is a sample of the many different drug cultures the world has to offer...

It's a big 'No' to drugs in the US which has been waging a relentless war against this illegal trade.

Europe gives us the entire spectrum of drug laws. Compared to the US, most of Europe's drug policies continue to grow more and more lenient.

The UK's legal battle with drugs is similar to the US. It has a far more severe regime of control over possession offences than most other European countries. However, UK is more active than the US in considering the possible medicinal applications of marijuana, and is expected to make a decision sometime next year.

In France and Belgium, a typical punishment for possession is a mere warning. Although the police may be gentle towards a marijuana user, they have little mercy for harder drug users and dealers.

If France and Belgium dabble, the Netherlands is throwing the party, being the only nation in the world where you can walk into a coffee-house and purchase an eighth with your cappuccino. Hard drugs are, however, officially illegal in the Netherlands, and offenders are heavily prosecuted.

Not quite as lenient as the Netherlands, both Spain and Portugal have their own unique outlook on drugs. Drug users are viewed as people with a medical condition, one that is in need of treatment. Officially, both cannabis and heroin are de-penalized substances.

Sweden is unique: It wants to be known as a drug-free nation and favours strict rules and strong police tactics. The Swedish Rave Commission is the only culture police in the western world. A branch of the Stockholm Police Force, its mission is to reduce the widespread use of drugs among youth in the Stockholm area.

East Asia is militant in their active opposition of drug use. Trying to sneak drugs into most of them is a good way to find yourself hung or in jail for an extremely long time. Singapore takes the lead: death penalty for anyone over 18 possessing a certain amount of drugs; cane lashes and three years in prison for carrying any amount of cannabis.

Malaysia ranks with Turkey and Singapore among the three strictest nations in the world in terms of drug laws.

Unlike most nations in the West, Japan does not discourage public drunkenness. Also, you can pick up magic mushrooms ? a class A narcotic ? from the streets. It's legal to sell magic mushrooms so long as you call them mushrooms



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Re: Popper Mania [Re: motaman]
    #2002954 - 10/12/03 06:54 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

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A politically correct India may have turned its back to hard drugs but the party drug scene is popping, as is the collegiates' voyage of discovery with inhalants: gases, glues, aerosols, cough syrups.




cough syrup is an inhalant?


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Re: Popper Mania [Re: AuroricDistortions]
    #2004482 - 10/13/03 05:11 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Who would have known? Huh imagine that...That's wild. I thought those people were so strict and lead lives free of drugs(at least most of them). To find out the kids there are doing what our kids in the US and other countries are doing is wild. Out of all countries I would have never guessed India. Hmmmm so everyone needs their daily dose of "leaving reality behind". Interesting but I didn't enjoy reading about some of the harmful stuff they partake in. Guess they must be desperate like half the world is too.


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Re: Popper Mania [Re: EnCHaNTeDHoBBiT]
    #2018008 - 10/17/03 03:23 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

The portuguese condition is even more relaxed than the spanish one in terms of law. It is also known from experience there are many bars and night clubs in cities like Zamora and Salamanca in Spain, where they let you smoke cannabis.
In Potugal there are already many places i usually go and i also mean bars, discos or night clubs, where you have a reserved area, normally outside, to smoke cannabis without any problem. The police has also changed some of their behavior regarding soft drugs, i mean, you can go out at night, take a walk in the street, roll a joint and smoke it discretely. There is another good factor, hashish is very cheap, 25euros for 7 grams and for the reason of being cheap, many people during this last years have used it and it has become a kind of accepted culture. Just imagine, last month, the police caught 18 tons of hashish hidden inside a warehouse in algarve, which is located like 300kms from Morroco :grin:. This country is a bit like the open door for drugs in europe, even today and for the last 2 weeks, there are waterproof packets of pure cocaine arriving to a beach near Lisbon, the police is still hunting the area for more. Crazy ? Yes, but this story is nothing compared to the dozens of lost floating bags of cocaine that arrived to an island in Azores last year, some bags were distributed by the population, they sold the product in full cups, like selling floor. Then you get people going to the hospital 3 or more times, overdosing, recovering and going back to it, the excuse was classical "There is so much and it's so cheap !" :tongue:.
What about bringing king hassan from Morroco, there are people eating 200 pieces, 6 grams each piece, then you shit it. I've had a couple of those and they really smell like shit :smile: . Btw, you buy each piece in Morroco for 2 euro and they are sold here for 35 euro, that's some crazy profit but also a crazy digestion too !

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    #2018019 - 10/17/03 03:29 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

how's the LSD scene?


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    #2018336 - 10/17/03 05:42 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

The LSD scene with the police is treated almost as heavy drug stuff. It exists, among the community in general, a sense of reproof. Even among many young people or young adults, there's sense of caution related with this drug, although i know some open minded people that use it now and then, and sure there are other people who abused it and suffered with that abuse.
It's harder to find than hash, the price ranges from 5 euro to 10 euro each blotter, depending on the kind.

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Re: Popper Mania [Re: MAIA]
    #2043764 - 10/26/03 02:56 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

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MAIA said:
What about bringing king hassan from Morroco, there are people eating 200 pieces, 6 grams each piece, then you shit it. I've had a couple of those and they really smell like shit :smile: .



Damn, havent they heard of cling film?? Or condoms?


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