Recently we ran a story of an Israeli cafe in Kasol that does not allow Indians. We did a little digging and we found that this isn't the only place in the country with this restricted entry! It seems hard to believe, especially on the week after we celebrated our Independence Day, but yes, this is true. We understand that hotels and organizations reserve the right to admission, but here are a few instances when people took it to a whole other level.
The Uno-In Hotel was set up in Bangalore in 2012 in association with the Nippon Infrastructure company to cater to the needs of the growing corporate Japanese population in the city. But it shot to fame in early 2014 after a number of incidents where the hotel staff allegedly stopped Indians from entering the roof-top restaurant. The hotel was soon shut down by the Greater Bangalore City Corporation on charges of racial discrimination.
For an area that is well-known for its laid back attitude and for being a chill-out zone for Indians and foreigners alike, a cafe that discriminates against people based on their passport seems like something of an aberration.