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Further thoughts on kissing….

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One of the many Gauravs in the Indian blogosphere opines,

I am against kissing in public places (in India).
I do not care what one does in US or France
I also do not care what one does in a private place.

I find this an incredibly anti-libertarian point of view. People should be allowed to kiss in public – how is their kissing infringing on my rights or causing any potential harm to me or anyone else (unless, you start taking it further and a big crowd gathers around to watch free p0rn and this causes a traffic jam)? In fact, I want to see people kiss in public purely for my enjoyment! And as this blogger revealed, in a fit of early morning coffee-high candidness, he wants to be kissed in public by all and sundry.

Additionally, what’s so special about India that people cannot kiss in public here and its okay to do so in France or US ?

I hereby propose that a Kiss-a-thon be organized at major areas of all the Indian metros (Esplanade East in Kolkata, Marine Drive in Mumbai etc) : let’s how many arrests are made by the police, moral or otherwise.

Previous post on much ado about kissing. And GreatBong’s hilarious take on another kissing incident.

UPDATE: Via Amit Varma, another great post on the kissing hypocrisy.

Dang ! I thought my idea of Kiss-a-thon was original. But its a shamelessly internalized/inspired idea from Patrix, who proposed this a year ago ! Sorry Pat !

Written by BongoP'o'ndit

May 3, 2007 at 8:49 am

Posted in Fun, Rants

4 Responses

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  1. “he wants to be kissed in public by all and sundry.”
    Err. I think he will change his mind about that if he finds himself in company of ugly, fat men πŸ˜›

    But I agree about there being nothing immoral or obscene about kissing. Kissing or PDAs really don’t affect me. And as long as both people are willingly kissing each other, let me get my popcorn.
    And I really like the Kissathon idea, can somebody give me a heads up so I can get my ass to Mumbai before that.


    May 3, 2007 at 10:04 am

  2. Now now Mr.Pondit, don’t be in a hurry. Let me see you propose that Kiss-a-thon on a loudspeaker in front of the Shiv Sena office in Mumbai πŸ™‚

    Hardheadipus Oedipus

    May 3, 2007 at 10:43 am

  3. We have been inappropriately quoted. By insulting us, you have insulted the great Indian culture and 5000 years of Indian history. Due to your post, thousands of youngsters are right now kissing on the streets of Delhi and Calcutta. We demand a full apology. Otherwise. be prepared for dharnas, marches and effigy burning.

    (You can of course placate us by introducing us to a hot Bong woman. In that case we shall forgive you for your comments)


    May 3, 2007 at 11:30 am

  4. @Sakshi: The blogger now tells me that selectivity was implied in his comment. Since he is The Lord, we must accept!

    Perhaps a virtual kiss-a-thon ?

    @Hardheadipus Oedipus: Ah – as you see, the devil is in the details of course. Perhaps a SMS campaign ? πŸ˜‰

    @Confused: The search is on – you shall be notified in due course. Btw, nows a good time to get into the effigy burning business.


    May 4, 2007 at 11:05 am

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