Observe how every thing good is due to the constructive influence of the western world.
So the other we celebrated the 60th anniversary of our independence (August 15th). I am glad to see even the rich and upper middle class people are now proud to be Indian etc. They even show a TV ad in which the guy refuses a foreign companies offer, goes around driving a bike, etc... pretty cool.
So anyway, I myself am not upto the mark on the patriotic meter, at least not by our Indian Nazi standards, but I do have a small list of patriotic-to-do-list which I try to-do from time to time. So no wanting to keep away from the prevailing hurrah of our 60th independence anniversary I hear by share my list:
Now thats the kind of dad I'd love to have as my girlfriend's father! Though I wonder what would our cultural guardians think if this ad were to be show on Indian tv channels. The last time I heard, they were after some vibrating condoms which they believe is a sex toy and it is against Indian culture to have sex for pleasure. Guess thats the reason we have a billion people in India. The guy would be like... "Darn its against our culture to fuck for fun, can't not fuck so might as well make a baby and god would be happy too. Bonus!"
So the other day some people were discussing the practice of marrying in your own bloodline, specifically marring your cousins (mostly distant) etc… However, the conversation soon shifted to the fact that Muslims do it all the time. And then to speculation about why they do it. “May be its to preserve their bloodline”. Some one said. “Cheeeee… how awful!” Some one briefly mentioned that in
No marriage tradition is without blemish. I am told, people like Genghis khan and such, muddied a lot of bloodlines and so do heroes, conquerors, politicians, affluent people, etc…, in any era or time. Marriages were also an instrument of politcs and business, revenge, and on. So chill. There are no superior ways of getting married. You are no better marring your cousin or some one else’s. It’s like feeling yuk at the people who use toilet paper. They feel yuk at those not using toilet paper.It doesn’t make you superior.