Originally posted by scofield
I wonder if we all support her actions just coz she defies the societal norms; why do we shriek when the likes of sambhavna seth swear. Her western ways? I am not sure from where you are drawing this speculation from. Swearing isn't something which has to be applauded or even liked, whether it is Sapna or Sambhavna. The point is to judge someone who swears based on their gender is the issue here. Criticize wrong actions without involving gender induced statements. Modesty is loved by all, but it doesn't mean, someone's freedom should be suppressed because of some old age stereotype. And it isn't like day in and out I am promoting someone to swear. I am simply stating that we all are humans and we all loose cool. We shout, get violent, rely on foul language, then why do girls get reminded time and again about some Lajja crap and how it doesn't fit within a perception of being a woman. So I hope you can see what I am trying to say here.
I agree with you in a way and thats what i was trying to portray, sorry im not good in penning my thoughts,This has nothing to do with gender. Thats the reason i chose sambhavna over the likes of Raja,Sky, KRk and so forth. What im trying to say is that how a woman dresses or portrays does affect how we judge them. Why is Sapna's gaali different from the ones that sambahvnas spew out. Again nothing against you just a general societal observation,
People like sapna for whatever reasons including me. But we shall not be blinded to see her as some kinda champion. In the end the image sells[ yes im sold too].Had it not been for her looks, her demeanor and going against socirty, she would not be here.
If sampat did the exact thing that she's been doing do you think there'd so many fans and ATs.
Somehow our generation has grown up with the media feeding us that everything western liberalism is great and everything indian conservative is something uncool and Neanderthal. Again this might be your perception or experience to come up with a generalized statement like it. Aurat = gahena = Lajja, this stereotype and why many are objecting it has nothing to do with being westernized. It definitely has to do with being liberal and I am sure there are many Indians who fall in this category. You are mixing two different issues here. And on a side note, why is it so bad to embrace good qualities of a different culture, I do not see anything wrong with it. Your next statements shows that itself about westerns being interested in eastern cultures, then why do people get offended if good aspects of western culture gets integrated in our own culture. I do not see anything wrong with it. If you are referring to BW going the HW way or many such blind following of western culture, I might agree with you. But that's another topic to talk about.
I have been saying time and again that i did not like those words at all.But that does not entail that sidhu is a villain and sapna is some kinda Jhansi ki rani.
Coming back to being westernized i did not say that it was wrong or mixing up cultures is bad, heck im myself more westernized, have a white jewish GF that always comes to my home to visit my parents...Plan on proposing to her.. So im no nationalist, or a nazi. What i do have problem with is these new immigrants that assume that living in a white man's land makes them white. Im sure you know of plenty of examples. If you dont im glad you are surrounded by the perfect humans. Coz i see it everyday in canada.
While the western world is waking upto eastern cultures and traditions..growth rate zero, high divorce rates and more than half of the mothers are single. No wonder where in society these children end up. Buddy you are going to a different tangent and a different debate all together. Nothing to do with societal picturization of woman.
True it is a different tangent
Renewed interest in yoga and ayurveda[ which actually has been scientifically proven] while we in india have all forgotten about these.
Oh yes masala curry some of my fellows indians are ashamed of, has been proven to give you physical and mostly mental benefits. All these statements of yours seem to be hinting towards your prejudice towards certain Indians. I live in Canada and here people relish on Indian food and spices. My everyday starts with the same masala and ends with the same, nothing shameful about one's own roots. And I have seen many Indians in the same boat as me. So I feel your statements are very general and loosely used to express your views or experience. Anyways, this has nothing to do with topic, so let's not deviate.
See you chandra are juist like me but the ugly truth is not everyone thinks alike. I seen people embrace what they are and give the middle finger to the world but the majority sheeple would follow the herd..
. And your ability is pretty good, awesome actually.