Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Conservative City

I did not understand why people called Chennai the most conservative city in India. After being on the road for a few days, I think I understand why. You can say the mindset of a place can be judged from the ads. First, the ad which has a male model being only in his bikini briefs with lipstick marks and the tagline 'prepare to get assaulted', which I saw even in cowbelt cities like Bhopal have been 'censored' everywhere here, only the male model covered with thick white canvas. I don't know what, maybe you will get 'assaulted', if you look like that model, or wear that brand of briefs or stuff it with stockings like that one :D Next, advertisements for anything and everything do well if they have a temple in the background or are set in a temple - water conservation, mobile phones, motorbikes/cars, name it. Thirdly, none of the ads have women showing more than their elbows (even ankles are not seen!). I am not complaining against anything. Also, there is a 6 feet tall chick sitting in the cubicle next to me. :)... Not complaining again.

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Blogger Adaengappa !! said...

GOOD OBSERVATION..

Err..about the chick in da next cubile too!!

March 15, 2005 4:35 AM  
Blogger KL said...

Really, Chennai is like that? So much conservative? I didn't know that.

Ahem! ahem! got a question - you guys call women chick. Is chick short form of chicken? This is a serious question - asked many people about it, never got an answer.

March 16, 2005 9:53 PM  
Blogger Govar said...

LOL! Ofcourse TN is conservative. And I actually like it that way, coz it doesn't try to be artificial. :)

March 17, 2005 7:58 AM  
Blogger sarah the great and wise said...

That is a good question. About the word chick, I mean. Now I am going to have to do some research.

March 17, 2005 5:00 PM  
Anonymous Lumbergh-in-training said...

Looks like Conservative no more!

February 08, 2006 3:13 AM  

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