Well, there was a time when Indian were humiliated and literally boycotted from entering few places during the colonial era. We are well aware of the backlash Mahatma Gandhi dealt in South Africa pretty regarding the racial discrimination, however, would be heartbroken to see his own nation, still in the clutches of racism.
Free Kasol Cafe, Kasol:
This cafe in Kasol, Himachal Pradesh shot to fame in mid 2015 when the owner of the place refused to serve an Indian woman while welcoming only the Israelis. Just because the owner’s loyalty doesn’t lie with Indians! This cafe became infamous after a story of its owners refused to serve an Indian who had gone there to dine out with his foreigner friend went viral on social media.
“Foreigners Only” beaches in Goa:
The first name that ever echoes when the word vacation is spelled, Goa is probably the most frequented tourist destination in India. There are a number of beach shack and restaurant owners in Goa who openly prefer foreign tourists over Indian people.
Uno-In Hotel, Bengaluru:
This hotel in Bengaluru was set up in 2012 exclusively for Japanese people. However, the hotel was soon shut down by the Greater Bangalore City Corporation in the year 2014 on charges of racial discrimination.
A certain lodge in Chennai:
Given the pseudonym of ‘Highlands’, a certain hotel in Chennai only serves customers who possess a foreign passport. According to a story on Deccan Herald, an apparent ‘No Indian’ policy is quite strictly enforced in the hotel, whereby only Indians in possession of a foreign passport may stay.
Puducherry’s “Foreigners Only” beaches:
Just like in Goa, there are beaches in Puducherry where some beaches, shacks and restaurants are reserved exclusively for foreigners. The pristine beaches surrounded by the beautiful French and Indian architecture make it a preferred location for both Indians and foreigners. However, they, too like Goa, have beaches reserved exclusively for the foreigners while Indians gets humiliation and nothing else there. Yes, I don’t get it either!
Sakura Ryokan Restaurant, Ahmedabad:
A Japanese restaurant set out Albeit a low-profile hotel on Gokuldham Sanand Road in Ahmedabad; it is still out of bounds for Indian folk and only Japanese are welcome here. To add to this plight is the fact that owner is an Indian! When asked the reason, he states that all his workers are from the north-east and that he receives many Japanese guests at this hotel. Allegedly, the persistent ogling by the Indian customers forced him to make the change.