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Splitsvilla or Disgustsvilla — June 12, 2008

Splitsvilla or Disgustsvilla

[Photo courtesy: MTV Website]

I feel so disgusted… ever since I watched this show on MTV, called Splitsvilla! I think it is grossly demeaning to women… even though these women chose to demean themselves, for what??? 5 Lac rupees and a chance to host MTV show.

Ok, before I go on that path, let me tell you what this show is all about. You have 2 supremely arrogant and I-have-it-all-come-woo-me men(?) who are in the center. 10 women(?) are supposed to try and woo these men so that these I-am-too-good-for-you men do not eliminate them!

Now, how do you do it? Good question… Ask these women who have let go of probably the last iota of self-respect and shame that they may have had before they entered the show. They are ready to pounce on the guys and the women, by hook or by crook, are trying to draw the attention of these men to themselves… It does not matter whether they do it by dressing in minimal clothing or by dancing provocatively…

I am not kidding… You see these women begging in front of those guys… begging in front of them for their attention and these men rudely shunting them out…

What is the price they are paying for such public humiliation!?

Is the prize money really worth it?

Do you think its worth it? And yeah let me tell you, none of those women looked mal-nourished to me or deprived of basic amenities in any sense… So, I am guessing this is not the case of survival or perish for them!!!

The Expansionist Meme —

The Expansionist Meme

A meme I took from Sulz.

Please thoughtfully consider the following, and choose one item for each of the categories below. (Be sure to describe your reasons for choosing)

One religious work from a non-familiar tradition you’ll read:
Kuran. It has always impressed me and I think it is one of the many religious books which is grossly misinterpreted!!

One music video–that you like–from your “least likely to listen to’ genre:
Aur aahista kijiye baatein… by Pankaj Udhas

A book from a genre you almost never read, that you have read, or you will read (promise!):
I want to read Timeline from Michael Crichton 

Somewhere you’d never thought to go on holiday/vacation, and why it might be fun to go there?
Hogenakkal… well the company was the fun 😀

A specific food you’ve never tried, but will because of this meme, honest!:
I am a veg… And I have tried almost everything in Vegetarian food. 

A sport or game you really hate, or haven’t tried yet, but are willing to give one more go:
Hmmmm… foosball 🙂 I really suck in it 🙂

A style of dance you probably won’t try (we won’t make you promise on this one):
Tango… I guess… Or maybe I will :mrgreen:

A career job you don’t feel you’re suited for, and why:
Saleswoman… I cant bloody sell anything… I am too bad at convincing…

An item that’s “thinking out of the box’ for this meme that hadn’t been included:

It’s there’s one thing in life you wanted to do, and will do because of this meme, what will it be?
I have always wanted to fly a plane or a spaceship… Just the thrill.. OMG!!! 😀

I tag Poonam, Nita, Ish, Doc, Kanan, Sakhi, RJ, Reema, Sandeep to do the meme… The rest who like it are free to do it as well 🙂