In recent years, India Cities are become increasingly popular for its night clubs, bars and music festivals. Whether your idea of partying is relaxing on a rooftop while sipping a local beer, or raging all night long at a night club. Delhi, Gurgaon is known for its night life and you may come across sales guys, software geeks or a call center person blowing off steam to the thudding bass line of a Bollywood dance mix in night clubs.
Amid all these fun it’s very easy to miss the musclemen circulating around and watching closely for any signs of trouble. Looking closely you will notice almost all the bouncers have similar physical attributes, you may also feel that they look like cousins and you will be surprise to know that they are cousins because they belong to the same family tree. These Hulkarian men from Asola Fatehpur Beri are the descendants of the original inhabitants of the city a genetic line that defended against invaders. The Spartan musclemen continued to train in traditional way stripping down to loincloths and wrestling out in mud. Over 200 youngsters from these villages, with a population of 50,000, provide the muscles that protect bars and nightclubs in the national capital, secure private colleges and guard businessmen. ‘Bouncery’, as they call it, is a perfectly respectable profession in this village dominated by the pastoral Gujjar community.
Two-hour workouts are held every morning and evening to achieve the required body. They wrestle; do hundreds of sit-ups and pushups, while balancing bricks on their shoulders and even carry each other on their shoulders, all to capitalize on their strength and muscles and get employed as bouncers at Delhi’s bars and clubs. As more and more clubs make their presence felt in Delhi, the need for more and more bouncers protecting the doors of the same arises, with the musclemen from this village taking the majority of those spots.
It all started fifteen years ago, with Vijay Tanwar missing out on a spot in India’s wrestling team for Olympics. While looking for something where he could make the most of his muscles, Tanwar stumbled upon making a living out of guarding the doors of pubs in the capital.”I was the very first bouncer from this village “ he admitted. Following his footsteps, clans of Tanwars (all of them bear the same surname) have started taking after him and have started beefing up. They don’t drink or smoke. Their diet comprises mainly of nuts, fruits, yoghurts and lot of milk. There is not one single person who doesn’t go the gym or exercise.
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