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#106
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: sirensongs View Post


Reminds me of last year's Bangalore riots and vandalism after the death of a film star from natural causes (as though the star had died intentionally just to spite them).

:rofl: This year the death anniversary passed off without any kind of incidents. There were a lot of people at the samadhi and a lot of functions were held in his honour, but nothing bad happened. I guess only the true fans are left now.

Originally posted by: sirensongs View Post


We are hung up on symbols here, with the symbol often being more important than the reality. But this is a fact of the culture.

How true. Rituals and symbols instead of being means to an end have taken a life of their own.
#107
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I've only just seen the infamous kiss! Here in Australia, we're obv iously a little behind the times. That and working 10 hour days, ma kes watching the news a lower priority for even confimed news junkie like me.

As a woman, it seemed to me that she wasn't over keen on having Richard Gere kiss her. That was my take on the situation, and she seemed (to me) to behave with a lot of class about it.
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#108
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What is it with all these religious nuts trying to keep people stuck in a bygone age, Haven't they got anything better to do. Sometimes I really think we would all be better of if we woke up tomorrow and there wasn't any religion. Though I guess these sorts would still find a way to make comment on our lives!!
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#109
| Eeny meeny mango
The news today said that the plaintiff, the self-appointed moral policemean, is a "career litigant" named Bhandari who specializes in filing this type of "outrage" frivolity. In fact, he is quite proud of doing so and claims to file at least 2 PILs (public interest lawsuits?) such as this each month. (!)

The article went on to quote a "respected advocate" (name escapes me) who said "this guy is a known troublemaker and the case will be quashed in court."
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#110
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He must have plenty of spare time!
#111
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Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

'highly Sexually erotic' --- oh what bollocks when you consider the pseudo-sexual erotic dance scenes that are what keep the young men addicted to their cinema. Why don't they ban that!


the last part of my trip whilst traveling with an indian i saw more hindi bollywood movies on the telly than i ever wanted to :yucky: i hope to never see another one... but it was educational. i was blown away by how over the top sexually charged many of them were. seductive dancing and come hither looks. 'highly Sexually erotic'...


Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

So, on this side issue --- which is of vastly more importance than the 'issue'--- I'm afraid I do believe what might appear to be unbelievable stistics.


the real issues, yes. but none that the fanatics care to look at despite the unbelievable statistics.
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#112
| Eeny meeny mango
but I read an article in The Hindu newspaper quoting a report which found it to be an astonishing, frightening and apauling percentage. Certainly the majority.

It was a full-page article and I felt pale when I'd finished reading it. I can only say that I asked my wife, 'can this really be true?'; without hesitation she replied, 'Yes'.


About the child abuse: my good friend Mira, who has lived and worked as a social worker in Chennai for decades (she's now nearly 70 yrs old) told me that in her recent work they came up with figures of 50%.

I think that the cause of women was done a great disservice in the west a few years back by groups, with various agendas and biases, who announced studies revealing that, eg, most women had been raped. Further enquiry revealed that the definition included being glanced at from accross the street, or some such.


Were these groups in the west doing studies in India or in the west?

I was alarmed to realize, from reading the papers, that, like "secularism," "rights" and "milkshake," the word "rape" is interpreted in a very opportunistic and undefined way here. Can't tell you how many stories I've read of women who got pregnant, and the man refused to marry them. This was called "rape" (although the relations had evidently been consensual).
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#113
| res ipsa loquitur

Originally posted by: Fionabog View Post

He must have plenty of spare time!

Spare time and a personality disorder, sounds like. And I suspect he's hardly representative of a broad range of Indian sensibilities. In the U.S. he could be declared a "vexatious litigant" and be required to obtain leave of court before filing a legal action against someone. A lot of Indians would probably welcome such a law!

"Highly sexually erotic"??? That ridiculous "clutch" by R. Gere was about the least "sexually erotic" move I've seen in a long time. It looked like something a klutzy eleven-year-old would do.
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#114
| BeatTheHeat Polar Yoga

sensuality

The Dip was a technicality: 'ballroom' style. It does take two to pull it off; obviously this wasn't a case of a professional dance couple excuting a dip. Shilpa Shetty didn't look prepared but I don't think it looks clumsy. It looks fun to me.

So - the moral police gets push-publicity, a few frustrated people get their 15 minutes of (in)fame...but you know what, I'd rather discuss this issue than That Wedding, or Those Crappy movies that come out of B********d.

This issue tells the world exactly why India's AIDS crisis will not be resolved in the forseeable future [cry]

I don't know about the rest of you but I wish Gere's apology wasn't headlined!
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Sexuality as in bollocksy D-grade movies shown on cable TV here = ok.

Sensuality as in a cool (ok, quirky here) dance pose = not ok.

wtf?!
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#115
| Chingona y Curandera

Originally posted by: BangaloreBean View Post


This issue tells the world exactly why India's AIDS crisis will not be resolved in the forseeable future [cry]

I don't know about the rest of you but I wish Gere's apology wasn't headlined!


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#116
| Senior Member
A court in Jaipur has issued an arrest warrant for Richard Gere under section 294 of the IPC.

No wonder important cases are pending in our courts for ages. The Supreme Court should issues instructions to lower courts not to entertains such trivial complains as they are a waste of tax payers money.
#117
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Originally posted by: himmat01 View Post

No wonder important cases are pending in our courts for ages. The Supreme Court should issues instructions to lower courts not to entertains such trivial complains as they are a waste of tax payers money.


i met a mother in her 70's that told me that it took over 25 years for her daughter's case to be resolved. she had been a victim of bride burning...
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#118
| Loud Noisy Bird
Many, many ordinary cases languish in the courts for years.

It is to the advantage of many litigants just to keep the case idling: while it is in court, for instance, land cannot be sold.

It is just like Bleak House.

And while the 'commercial' and land cases may not have the same obvious impact as L-B's example, there may be real Dickensian hardship behind them.

Some things to learn about India...

Never go to court; never get involved with the police; never make deals with politicians; never kiss Shilpa Chetty...
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#119
| Account Closed on User's Request

Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

Many, many ordinary cases languish in the courts for years.

It is to the advantage of many litigants just to keep the case idling: while it is in court, for instance, land cannot be sold.

It is just like Bleak House.



Funny, I saw an episode of Bleak House on Public Television last Sunday, and will see conclusion this Sunday!
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#120
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Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

Some things to learn about India...never kiss Shilpa Chetty...


or richard gere...
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