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Breaking Stereotypes And Bar Fights, Meet Delhi’s Famous Bouncer Sisters Mehrunnisa & Tarannum

Jul 19, 2017
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The Social is one of Delhi’s most famous watering holes. It’s also famous for its female bouncer Mehrunnisa & Tarannum.  She has been a bouncer for nearly a decade, and for the last three years, has done 10-hour night shifts.

Mehrunnisa is no stranger to smashing stereotypes. Growing up in a large Muslim family in the northern farming town of Saharanpur, 200 km from Delhi, she dreamed of joining the army or becoming a police officer, but her deeply conservative father opposed the idea.
1. Bouncer Mehrunnisa Shokat Ali offers her evening prayer during holy month of Ramadan at her house in New Delhi, India.

2. A girl poses for the camera with Mehrunnisa at the club Social in New Delhi.
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