Let The Men Hold Pinkies Campaign

27 Oct

Dear Readers,

I am writing this with a very heavy heart. It’s high time for all of us to unite. We’ve ignored this problem for so long, but now we’ll not any more.

As you know, that out freedom is at stake, freedom to express yourself openly, without any questions arising. I still remember those times when a guy and another guy and roam around freely, without hesitation. Nobody questioned their orientation even when they walk swinging their hand holding their pinkies. I know it sounds too good to be true, but that was such time … the golden 90’s.

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But by the end of first decade of 2000 everything has changed. It all started with that vicious big budget multi starrer movie “which can’t be named” (Obviously the writer is referring to Karan Johar’s DOSTANA).

That was the start of actual AD (After Dostana), and within a year everything changed. All the straight male started getting emotionally harassed, by the people they considered their own, their sisters, cousins, friends, gal friends even in worst case their mothers and grandma’s.

They could no more stay alone with another male friend of theirs. Hugging and pulling each other was like a taboo. Shaking hands was allowed but not holding them. We tried to fit us in with all the rules, but still the taunts never stopped, every day every hour, never went without mention of “you know which movie”.

But as I said, It’s time to say no. If we don’t do anything now, then it would be too late. What kind of country do you want to give you male child, the country with every day every hour questions him. How to go out, how to behave with other guys? How would you face you child when he grow up and ask you, why Dad why didn’t you do something when the problem was emerging, why did you waited till it was too late… That moment will definitely suck. Let’s not wait for that moment to arrive, let’s do something now … like the king of rock and roll the great mighty Elvis said ones –“It’s now or never

So, I humbly urge you all to agree to sign a PIL with me, to put stop to all this right now, let’s make “you know which” movie forbidden to Indian females. And make it illegal to comment on a man and a man relationship. Let’s make this as huge as the pink chaddi campaign.

Let’s tell them, that we are united and we’ll not tolerate this anymore. We will if needed could go till Amaran Anshan(till death hunger strike). We’ll call this …

Let The Men Hold Pinkies Campaign

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PS : first Pic Courtesy Shelly.

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8 Responses to “Let The Men Hold Pinkies Campaign”

  1. Ayesha October 27, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    Have you ever thought girls have suffered too. No one would ask about holding hands of another girl (by a girl in school etc. a few years ago) but recently people have started questioning girls too! 😐

    • @nks October 28, 2009 at 5:27 am #

      Now that’s surprising … coz i’ve never heard any one commenting on any gal, like this. Not by a guy definitely …

  2. Abhishek Sainani October 27, 2009 at 7:43 pm #

    Lol! I didn’t know situation was so serious!
    I thought guys are campus were just kidding! :O 😛

    • @nks October 28, 2009 at 5:30 am #

      That’s the main problem my friend …

      Its like what Mr. Gandhi said “First we ignore it, then we laugh at it, then we fight it, then it’ll win.”

      We are already at the laughing stage … lets not wait any more … fight it right now … so it won’t go out of control.

  3. makrand13 November 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm #

    very nice post. I had similar thoughts when two guys were walking in the campus with one’s hand over other’s shoulder and there was their friend who was video shooting it from back side to make fun of them. I smiled at the moment but then thought why everything has changed.
    It all started with ‘Kal ho na ho’ long time back but definitely ‘dostana’ made the situation hell.

    Of course there are gay people in the world but it does mean that if two guys are holding hands or putting hand over other’s shoulder for some time, they are displaying the so called ‘dostana’. The word now sounds irritating now when we hear it around too much .

    I don’t have thoughts on campaign through 🙂 but let everyone express and behave like their natural way.

  4. christianseiersen February 22, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    It’s been really interesting reading all of this, thank you. I’ve been traveling around India myself recently and was interested to see the background of something which, in the West, has completely different connotations.

  5. drpendyala2005@yahoo.co.in January 18, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    I judged you absolutely correct! You have great sense of humour and a charming personality!!

    • @nks January 18, 2011 at 9:15 am #

      🙂 …. I totally agree with your first judgement … it’s the second one I am doubtful about 😀

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