Published: 09th January 2018
Man behind OLD MONK dies: Why students will always be thankful for this drink
The man behind the universal drink for students — OLD MONK — dies at 88. Here's why we need to remember him and extend our thanks for helping us sail through those evenings in college
The death of Brigadier (retd) Kapil Mohan hit the headlines today. And why won't it — he was the man behind OLD MONK, popularly known as the student-friendly drink. It has helped us survive breakups, heartbreaks and academics. It has been there during birthday jingles and farewell dinners. Here is a ride into the lives of students and why their romance with The Monk is such a hit.
Nobody is judging
First things first — Old Monk is cheap. It is pocket-friendly cheap and thanks to its cult following, students do not feel embarrassed buying it. From a millionaire to a beggar, every one gives Old Monk the respect that it deserves. Now, that's a rare combo to find.
For all those who don't know, Old Monk is manufactured in Ghaziabad. It is not only the top-selling dark rum in the world but also fetches the country heavy export gains. That covers the nationalist fan base, right? Wink. Wink.
Moody much? Old Monk is here
College party? Turn to Old Monk. First heartbreak? Old Monk can help. It is one of the few drinks that suits all the moods, PMSing included.
Because medicines can be overrated?
Old Monk with hot water can sometimes be more useful than those painful tablets. TRUE STORY. Also, it is believed to have antiseptic properties, but that might be pushing it a little too far.
And finally: The Monk makes you talk
#FromTheArchives: It has been noticed that the much-needed outburst of emotions is directly proportional to the intake of Old Monk