Shankar R, a sales representative who relies on his neighbourhood eatery for a simple veg meal, was shocked to get an additional bill on July 5. He was charged for extra appalams, pickles and another helping of veggies.
All the items were billed with GST and given to him. The impact of GST is most acutely felt by people who eat out regularly. Bhargav Ramakrishnan, whose Twitter handle is aptly titled ‘KungFu Bonda’, says, “Extra chutney, extra sambar and extra appalam will be charged extra!