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arrack

(âr`ək), strong spirits distilled chiefly in Asia from fermented fruits, grains, or sugarcane. In the 19th cent., Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) became quite noted for palm toddy arrack and in modern times, Indonesia makes the best arrack. Other names for arrack are rack, raki, and arak.
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Here, oblivious to the Dalit power brokers in New Delhi, the women still scrub the wash in water fetched from a well; here the women comb their daughters' hair, plaiting it; here the toddler boys romp naked except for a G-string; here their mothers serve them rice and cooked lentils, hopefully three times a day; here their mothers hang the laundry; here their fathers and his friends sit, bodies dulled by arrack, passing away the steaming hot day until the coolness of night falls.
The word paantsch in Hindustani means "five," which refers to the five original ingredients used in its make up--water, lime, sugar, spices, and arrack.
The accused, a notorious criminal infamous for brewing and selling huge quantities of arrack, was previously sentenced to six years of imprisonment.
This is when the out-of-work fishermen leave their homes in droves to take up mendicancy, drinking arrack and wandering the streets of the city for alms.
The next batch of surrenders will follow soon," the DIG, who during his tenure as SP wiped out illicit distillation of arrack in the district, said.
This includes the culture around alcohol in a given society, availability of non commercial alcohols (such as opaque beers in Africa, arrack in India, home produced wines in Europe), and settings and venues for alcohol consumption.
Most popular because, presumably, of its cheapness was arrack, the local Indian spirit, distilled from a variety of ingredients depending on which part of the subcontinent you were in.
It would phase out all duties on alcoholic aromatic bitters over three years, arrack over six years, beer, brandies, whisky, rum, taffia, gin, vodka, liqueurs, cordials, cherry spirit, calvados, Tequila, Vermouth and other flavoured wines, mineral/bottled waters over 12 years.
Business leaders now talk of 'trickle down' solving the problem of unemployment, while continuing to arrack high employment taxes as a major reason for the reluctance to convert economic gains into jobs.
In Andhra Pradesh a series of struggles against government-backed sales of arrack took place during 1980s and early 1990s.
Eventually rum and brandy became interchangeable with the use of arrack.
Different fruits, either whole or cut up into a salad, topped off with coffee, seven types of cookies, toffees and Swedish punch - a mix of arrack, alcohol (26% vol), sugar and water.