Clubs have a dress code where western dress, Bandgalas and like are allowed and wearing of shoes too. They don't allow children below 18 to enter Bars. They do not allow people in with dhotis, kurta and pyjama or in slipper to include Hawaii chappals. There is no doubt that India is an independent country and all things Indian should be allowed. Yet, the Clubs are but private associations and governed by by laws which are legal under the Societies Act. The Act states inter alia other issues: Therefore, since the rules and regulations are also appended, it is deemed to be acceptable when the registration of the club is found to be acceptable by law. Hence the dichotomy arises wherein the dress code does not allow some Indian form of dress, while allowing formal western style of dressing or thereof. The interesting point raised by Jayalalithaa is that it is against the 'culture'. Some may argue that the dress as per the culture is what is enshrined for entry into some ancient and important temples in South India where one has to wear the dhoti and be barebodied without shoes. There is no doubt that the temples alone maintain the real culture and traditions from the ancient times, without getting polluted by changing fashions of the contemporary times in history. A very confusing conundrum since culture that is mentioned by anyone is an abstraction that appeals to the one make a point in deciding what is our culture and which is dependent as per one's interpretation that is influenced by many factors, to include political, personal and so on. The TV channels were showing TN Lawyers protesting wearing their black jacket, dhotis and slippers or shoes. Now, why wear the jacket? Is that part of our culture and Indian dress code? What is the answer?