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V-Day has become V-Scary Day!

Following my post yesterday, there have been more interesting (and predictable) developments in the Indian public space.

People in the city of Jaipur are advised to indulge in private displays of affection instead (this is very much Indian culture, btw) and make loads of babies. It’s good for the country, people. Jai Ho!

Actually, this happens every year, but it never ceases to be amusing. I really think these folks need some TLC and are seriously pissed off because they’re not getting any. But till then, they resort to making unpleasant threats and “blacken faces” of those found making public displays of affection (making threats, btw is very much Indian culture!).

So keep your hands to yourself is the bottomline.

Now we all know that this V-day stuff is crass commercialization, reason for rose farmers to make more money, and for Hallmark to increase bottomline and blah blah. But for heavens sake! Have they heard of non-participatory tactics instead? And don’t they have anything to do – like find better ways to run the country? Or loved ones to hang around with? Eh?

Here’s something for V-Day (advisable to read in private only)

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5 Comments

  1. Mytri says

    “So keep your hands to yourself is the bottomline.”

    heh heh. I thought the play on the word was excellent ;-).

  2. R.A. Levin says

    I liked the comments following the BBC link.
    The first fellow has obviously been listening to too many Dolly Parton records. “Love is like a butterfly??!!” I find it amazing that anybody could quote that with a straight face in an average conversation!

  3. Good thoughts…..but wats ur take on PDA ? U havent revealed it – leaving it to readers? To know my take on LOVE drop in to my blog.

  4. I agree for the most part except the point that the commercialisation allows rose farmers to make money – No, he still gets his average 15ps per rose while at a fancy florist you pay Rs 5 for the same!

  5. Sunil says

    Arre yaar, the isolated incidents are not worth bothering about. The point is – India is undergoing a social revolution – in conjunction with the economic revolution since 1990. If one thinks about it, India has dramatically changed since 1990. One can’t even compare today’s India with the India of 1990 or before.

    But it is always the case that a significant social revolution meets some resistance from authoritarian people.

    I don;t think these incidents will last long. So enjoy maadi.

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