(Bangalore Mirror) Let's call it Make in Karnataka. The state, whose capital Bengaluru has probably most expats and tourists in the country, has just ruled that they can party only under police vigil. Bengaluru has been spared the 'police state' diktat, which apparently has been prompted to uphold ''Indian culture and tradition''.
The Karnataka government has made it mandatory to videograph all parties where foreigners are invited. The organisers also need to provide the full list of foreigners attending any party. A gazette notification, dated February 26, a copy of which has been accessed by Bangalore Mirror, mandates the organisers of parties to organise programmes that are in tune with Indian culture and tradition. The definitions of culture and tradition, though, have not been specified.