Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's day


Valentines day- a day of love and sharing. to some it is just another day and to others, yet another day to officially celebrate love. to each his own and that's the specialty of this day. we choose to celebrate it or just go with the flow. after all India is a democratic country and here we are free to exercise our basic fundamental rights of expression and do as we please.

What is shocking is watching TIMES NOW and see several conservative and orthodox sections of our society, the so called moral police, going on record to say that the if couples are spotted together then they would have to face the brunt of their anger and distaste and all in the name of culture, tradition and so called good taste of chaste Hindu society. In Bhopal, a Temple committee which has women up in arms with the rolling pin [belan] to teach the young love birds a lesson if found together on Valentine's Day. Not just that, a part still calling themselves somewhat liberal have vowed to get a couple married in much pomp and fanfare, if they were spotted romancing or moving around the society together. this is both appalling and rather shocking. In 21st century, where we claim to move forward, where our constitution boasts of LIBERTY, EQUALITY,FREEDOM and FRATERNITY; we have certain sections of our society threatening to take dire consequences against what They consider immoral.

This is utterly disgusting! these so called moral police is rather taking over the life of the youth, setting barriers and formulating codes of conduct. Suddenly i feel the Talibanism has taken over a country that boasts of being Democratic and values Freedom of Expression. the point is not Valentine's Day celebration. the point is if a young adult, or two people in love choose to celebrate togetherness then who are these moral police to prove to be hindrances?? is this the kind of India we envision? is this the kind of India all mothers would want their children to thrive in? i guess not. if you too think that this is wrong? then protest, join the Pink Chaddi campaign or the Pub Bharo andolan. the choice is between freedom of expression and being moral policed into doing something we may not even believe in. make the choice, stand up for what you believe is right.

24 comments:

ANWESA said...

freedom of expression is thwarted for sure.we need to stand for ourselves.

Karthik Murali said...

i dont think these illiterate street hooligans are supposed to be called "moral police"
thats a highly respectable term for philosophical ppl who have decent and respectable values..

not SOB's and bastards who hurt women !

ki said...

Pink Chaddi campaign. For sure.

bondgal_rulz said...

Each year the Valentine's Day celebrations are marred with the moral brigades playing spoilsports in the name of culture and tradition. They say that the Indian youth is blindly aping the Western culture and is being corrupted. Err, why don't they raise this point when our govt. blindly follows some regulations and practices of these very western countries ? (VAT and BRT being cases in point)And anyway who exactly has given them the right to dictate what's right and what's not ?

Why don't these moral brigades fight for some issues of national importance like poverty, illiteracy rather than wasting their time on such trivial issues ?

yamini meduri said...

firstly......Happy Valentines day

secondly....different post

mainly....you are right :D

in a country like ours...the little yet important things like freedom, expression rights, personnel life...are being eradicated gradually

why are thee people more concerned about our personnel life yaar...????

nyways...Happy Valentines Day

wishes from the bottom of my heart to Phoenix and her special man..Samik

yamini meduri said...

check out my special gift for u n samik in my blog..
happy valentines day..!!!

americanising desi said...

ah well it is more of an idiots world now

Pranav Kumar V said...

Fuck the moral policing!! Talking of reality, our Gods were the biggest flirts of all time!! LORD K is waving from the front!!

We have no idea what freedom is all about in this nation. All we know, is we once got it and that's it. Its just there. Lying still. Rotting.

Whatever. That's an infinite loop down there. Some other time...

You have a blast on this day!! Have fun... :)

See you when I see you... :D

the pink orchid said...

"stand up for what is right"

agreed! totally

the pink orchid said...

and a happy valentine's day to you..:)

sawan said...

m already in ter :)

Meera said...

yes....all this is utterly disgusting...when will India attain freedom? :-/
Anyway,Happy Valentine's day dear:)

Jinxed Pixie said...

i hate this moral policing despite being single...

Chriz said...

times now is sick..

times of india is a sucko line..

all kids


happy VD.

Hemanth Potluri said...

freedom is lost :(..

urs..hemu..

santoshi said...

we have the right to live our life as we wish to. We don't need these moral policing and that too by these goondas.

Cяystal said...

I happily joined the pink chaddhi movement.
I mean who cares a damn about losers who call themselves by an auspicious deities name..but are jerks for sure.
Just chuck all this for a while..and wear a biiig smile..and move on a mile with Samik! :P
Come on bayby..its V-day! :D


(not tht I believe in it..but things like thse sound sweet :P..kiddin')

comfortably numb said...

personally for me, I believe everyday is day of love but no one, absolutely no one has the effing bloody right to dictate my choices...all these so called keepers of the society can go take a hike!!!
Happy V day ppl:)

hitch writer said...

Happy Valentines DAy !!!

its really shocking that so many people think that individual behaviour should be policed.... ridiculous ..

Pri said...

imposing ur opinion on others is just ridiculous...i believe in freedom of expression but there is a limit to it all..u cant impose your opinion onto someone to sucha an extent that it poses a threat to theirs...

im with u on this one...
celebrating valentine day or not is purely subjective and should be left to the couple alone...

sometimes we just want a reason to celebrate and if someone is finding a special ocassion to do so, who are we to tell them?

Amrita~Ams said...

freedom i want it...
:(

nyways u enjoy wit samik
>:D<

Tara said...

A very sad state of affairs. I mean who are they, a group of goons to control our behaviour! Are we in the 21st century or what? :\

mayz said...

i was jus thinkin its a blessin in disguise for a few ppl...now suppose a couples parents dnt want em to get married or mayb they r short on cash or smthn...they shud go out n show their love to these ppl...they'll get em married :D :D

Ria said...

I m all for the pink chaddi campaign!! I hate these so called custodians of Culture!!