As the festival of Holi approaches, people across India are preparing to celebrate the colorful occasion with friends and family. While the festival is synonymous with smearing colors and indulging in sweets, some also like to consume bhang, a cannabis-based edible, in various forms.
Food delivery platform Zomato recently made a cheeky reference to the consumption of bhang on Holi in a tweet that caught the attention of the Delhi Police. The tweet was in response to an attempt by a customer named Shubham from Gurgaon to order bhang from the platform, which was refused by Zomato.
Zomato’s Cheeky Tweet on Bhang Delivery And Delhi Police reply
“Someone please tell Shubham from Gurgaon we don’t deliver bhaang ki goli. He has asked us 14 times,” Zomato tweeted in a playful tone. While this may seem like harmless banter, the Delhi Police took notice and responded with a warning about the dangers of driving under the influence of bhang. The Delhi Police responded quickly, saying, “If anyone meets Shubham, tell him not to drive if he consumes Bhaang.”
The tweet has since gone viral, receiving close to 43,000 views and over 540 likes. Many Twitter users posted comments in response, with some making jokes about the situation and others offering legal help in case of any trouble.
While the consumption of bhang is a common tradition during Holi, it is important to remember that it can have psychoactive effects on the body, which can impair judgment and coordination.
While some may find the consumption of bhang during Holi to be a harmless tradition, others warn of the potential dangers. Bhang is a cannabis-based food that is often consumed in the form of a drink or sweet treat. It can cause feelings of euphoria and altered perceptions, similar to other forms of cannabis consumption.
Despite these warnings, many people continue to celebrate Holi with bhang consumption. Some even consider it to be an integral part of the festival. However, it’s important to remember that safety should always come first, especially when it comes to driving.
Food Delivery Platforms’ Role in Festival Celebrations
Food delivery platforms like Zomato play a significant role during festivals like Holi by delivering special meals to families and friends. In December 2022, a group of friends in Bangalore rang in the New Year with a Zomato delivery agent who had come to deliver their order at midnight. However, they also have a responsibility to promote safe and responsible behavior. This is why the company’s tweet about bhang consumption during Holi may have caused some concern among law enforcement officials.
A video showed the Zomato agent cutting a cake and sharing it with others. “We ordered food at last minute around 11:00 PM something in zomato and itreached around exact 12:00 AM so we celebrated new year with the zomato delivery partner. Unexpected happiness from Unexpected people,” said the caption of the video shared by Kishan Srivatsa.
A video of the incident showed the delivery agent cutting a cake and sharing it with the group. The unexpected celebration brought joy to the friends and highlighted the importance of delivery agents who work tirelessly to ensure that people can enjoy the festival season.
As people gear up to celebrate Holi, it is important to remember to celebrate responsibly and ensure the safety of oneself and others. While it is a time for enjoyment, it is equally important to exercise caution and be mindful of the potential risks associated with certain traditions like consuming bhang.
Overall, Holi is a festival like no other, full of colors, food, and fun. As people across India prepare to celebrate the occasion, it is important to stay safe and enjoy the festival with loved ones.