Now that we are done with bidding 2012 adieu, we take a quick look at how people chose to do so. From a dip stick survey, it seems people are losing the taste for glitzy parties and are, instead, opting for house parties and short getaways. Just 16 percent of respondents chose to ring in 2013 at parties held at clubs, restaurants and hotels, spending an average of Rs 2,000 per head. “Overcrowded, overpriced and over-rated” is how some respondents described celebrations at 5-star hotels and resorts.
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(This story appears in the 25 January, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)