NEW DELHI, Dec. 12 -- A friend of mine sent me a forward today, purely in jest I think, which got me thinking. It went like this, 'When someone asks, 'Where is your festive spirit?' ... Is it wrong to point to the liquor cabinet?'

I felt sad, that the true meaning of the festival he was talking about had been lost but decided today, to talk to all of us, about the contents of that liquor cabinet:

Social drinking is increasing by the day, and there is not a party I attend that does not serve liquor, and with this comes the making of alcoholics. The man who drinks once a week, starts enjoying the daily tipple, first with friends and then by himself and finally fights a losing battle with the bottle.

This was what an addict said after a s...