Tuesday, February 13, 2007

whatever it takes...

Recent trends to conserve IT [Indian Tradition]'s culture of love:
  • warning shop keepers not to sell cards and gifts in the name of Valentine Day.
  • [failing which] Encourage the burning of Valentine Day cards.
  • Taboo the word Valentine.
  • Present - um, insist on - the option of celebrating lover's day in the name of current heartthrobs actors, Abhishek-Aishwarya rather than resort to a foreign name of St. Valentine to express love [I did not make this up!]
  • Erect billboard advertisements asking young lovers not to hold hands
  • [my personal favourite] photograph couples caught expressing their love in cinemas, cafes and shopping malls and hand the pictures to their parents.

read all about the practices in resistence at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6358531.stm

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i cant decide which of thelast three are 'ze boss'. i guess they all take the (valentine's?) cake!