Tuesday, December 18, 2007

What's Love Got To Do With It?

That is my latest article on the Writers Blend. The theme for this month is 'Human Rights'. An excerpt -

A New Year is around the corner and one of the first western festivals that we will be celebrating in the New Year (apart from New Year’s Day itself) will be Valentine’s Day. Now this has long been the eyesore for a multitude of Indians and they have been worried about immorality and the western concept of love infiltrating our culture. Of course, all Indian love stories are exempt from any compliance with morality (as defined today by the masses – dating included FYI) and are above and beyond all verification. Why don’t we begin with the Mahabharata – the book most Indians will swear by...

Read the whole article here: http://writersblend.blogspot.com/2007/12/whats-love-got-to-do-with-it.html

You can also read my Human Rights article 'Soul On Sale' at the same site: http://writersblend.blogspot.com/2007/12/soul-on-sale_10.html

Keep the faith!

2 Thinkers Pondered:

Alok said...

I don’t know whether love is something to do with it or not. But we need not forget there are so many jobless people who have many things to do with it. The fact may be something else but they find it hard not to use this opportunity in the name of culture or morality or whatever, there goes many untold questions about lack of proper education here, unemployment and the list is on ….

Someone needs to think about it many times before realizing the fact that being a small bunch of educated people, how we are addressing these issues ? rather then just saying that they are the moral police or extremists. Probably educated people find it easy to blindfold themselves by advocating a cultural change or westernizing their own society (do they really belongs to them ?).

The bottom line is, to realize the pros and cons both parties addressing and obviously one can find both have their pitfalls.

Johnny Cigar said...

What has 'Human Lefts' done wrong?