what is the meaning of the phrase/idiom or what ever it is....
hangover Ė a relict of the past (disapprovingly)
colonial hangover - rules and standards of behaviour peculiar only to the old colonial system
Almost 60 years after India freed itself from colonial rule, its elite clubs are yet to rid themselves of colonial hangover.
Located in Bangalore, India, the The Bangalore Club is the oldest club in the city. The club has a number of restaurants, bars, libraries and sports facilities ie: Badminton, Squash, Billiards, Table Tennis, Swimming Pools, Tennis courts, Bridge, Gymnasium etc, and is built in the colonial style.In addition to these, it also has a number of stores for the conveniance of its members, open to only club members.
The club has many rules and regulations which could be more of an affect of a colonial hangover, but lately there has been a concentrated effort to rectify the same.One of the more controversial rules is not allowing ladies into an all mens bar,which is soon to be changed to a mixed bar.