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The erstwhile club might be pushing 138, but its charms haven't wanted. The older crowd is more inclined towards a raucous round of housie, while for the 20-somethings who have inherited the membership, the lure is the ridiculously cheap booze.
Bombay Gymkhana first opened its doors strictly to moneyed Britishers. It went on to then host India's first Test cricket match, circa 1933 against - that's right - the Englishmen. The lawns now host frequent rugby and football matches, while indoors there is billiards and the popular housie events.

While the club has sundry members of Mumbai's swish set on its list, it has also been mired in its share of scandal. The most prominent one was when transgender activist Laxmi Tripathi was asked to leave the premises in the midst of a party she had been invited to. Another was the denial of voting rights to female members until a decade ago.

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No individual memberships available. For a corporate one, you can fork out Rs 27 lakh to - guess what - get a nomination for one.

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