Feb 10, 2009

Chaddi Pehen Ke Fool Khada Hai

Come one, come all! Participate in the "Pink Chaddi" campaign this Valentine's Day to assert your being and raise your voice against the violators of our Constitution.

Women (and men, too!) all over the country are collecting pink chaddis and sending them to Shri Shri Pramod Muthalik as a Valentine’s Day gift. Surprised? Don't be! The idea is to arouse disgust and shame and other 'moral' feelings in the heart (?) of our beloved CEO of Morality, Inc. Yes, you heard me right - heart! He doesn't have a brain, now, does he? But he has a heart that's so filled up to the brim with filth, and beats so for a culture which according to him exists and we all agree to.

The aim of the campaign is to scream from rooftops the infalliable fact that this monster (no, no, that's not a typo on 'mobster') has been busy piling up his bigoted views on 'culture' and 'dignity' and 'chastity' and what not in filthy heaps all over the nation. We just cannot let HIM, of all people, take our freedom away.

Gifting panties may seem like a soft, even mushy, way to protest. Yeah, I know. But trust me, I seriously did consider options like face-blackening or dung-splattering these morons. On second thoughts, however, it gives much more credence to our collective lack of 'morals' and 'shame' and 'virtue', those extremely desirable qualities the revered Morality, Inc. is so very desperate to see in us women.

What's more, the campaign planners will hold a press meet to announce their collection of pink chaddis. The campaign is all about letting people know what we think of Muthalik and his goons, these blots on our society. Shri Shri Muthalik used the media in a clever and planned manner to cover the Mangalore assault, thereby getting their propaganda known far and wide. So why not give them a taste of their own medicine?

Girls, contribute chaddis in all shades - baby pink, bubblegum pink, rose pink, candy pink, candyfloss pink, hot pink, fuschia, magenta, whatever! They can be lacy, frilly, high-cut, thong-like, cotton, silk, spandex, whatever! Don't have a pink chaddi, you say? Well, go and buy them, then! Buy the cheap ones, though; it is recession-time, after all, and seriously, Victoria's never intended to let out her Secret, if you get what I mean!

Boys, if you don't wear (or at least don't own) the pink 'uns, buy a pair or two and contribute to this 'moral' cause. Heck, borrow from your girl! Better still, boys, you can also send in a pink 'dhoti' or 'lungi' or 'langot' or even one with a pink 'naada', for this is all about preserving Indian culture! Just-for-men hint: polka dots make it even better. You can also pepper your contributions with one-liners such as "Real Men", "Macho Me", "I Love Pink and Respect Women", and so on. Just a thought!

If you're not already doing it, or have done it, please film yourself or others doing it, with reactions and views of the contributors, and put it all up on Youtube. Its all about publicity. A real kick in the you-know-where to Shri Shri Muthalik.

However, a teeny-weeny part of my mind cautions me: Will he even get what this is all about? Is he capable of understanding, the moron?


Monika said...

gosh i love the enthusiam this one is creating

but somewhere the doubts that u have mentioned in the last sentence is haunting me too but what the heck lets raise our voices atleast

there is atleast something we guys are coming together for

Surbhi said...

Absolutely, lets at least speak out!
"there is atleast something we guys are coming together for"
I totally agree with you there, dear!

Indian Home Maker said...

Surbhi he is a FOOL ... but he will sense some insult and anger, I am sure he is used to women disliking him!

Just started reading, love the JOSh in this one!
And then I read Monika's comment and realized she feels the same way :)

....now let me finish!

LAN said...

hey I saw this on papers also!! read a blog about it!! kind of humorous way to convey a serious point.....:) by the way you have a great blog; keep it up!! so you are a atheist huh!!

Surbhi said...


Surbhi said...

Welcome! And many thanks! Yup, atheist by choice, Hindu by birth, Indian by identity.
Keep dropping in and support the cause. We need friends like you.

Indian Home Maker said...

Pinky Pinky Ponky
Mangalore had a Donkey
He liked girls
Girls didn't like him
They'd rather date a Monkey!

I know it's silly
but please don't tell me he deserves better?!!

Pixie said...

you know, I'm proud to say that I am also a small part in this whole change movement... it's like making history :)

and yes, I have been trying to urge my male friends to do their bit too... :)

@lankr1ta said...

Isn't this campaign like the one against the junta in Myanmar.? I think it is a very symbolic and good protest. And what a passionate wrie up for it.
Am all for it- what need I do from here?

Solilo said...

jungle jungle baat chali hai pata chala hai

chaddi pahan ke FOOL khila hai FOOL khila hai


सुजाता said...

hey surbhi ,
this is really crazy , :)is it really gonig to work? in anyway WE shd register our protest and anger.Renukas 'PUB bharo andolan' also seems a great idea.

Surbhi said...

Cute poem! LOL... Loved our 'sari' poem too.
But seriously, 'he liked girls'? Doesn't he hate them to the core?

Surbhi said...

Go, girl! For the boys, refer to my suggestions! They're fun and effective too. :)

Surbhi said...

Mail your pinkies to this address:
The Pink Chaddi Campaign,
C/O Alternate Law Forum,
122/4 Infantry Road (opposite Infantry Wedding House)
Bangalore 560001

Surbhi said...

LOL... :D

Surbhi said...

You bet it will work! It sounds silly, but it makes a point.
I love the 'Pub Bharo' idea too. Go to a pub, raise a drink (wine, beer, coffee, tea, juice, softdrink, water, whatever) to women's rights and freedom!

Goofy Mumma said...

Smart tips for the guys there.

Surbhi said...

Goofy Mumma:
Thanks. :) How many pinkies did you send across?

Goofy Mumma said...

Did not send any re, I am not in India na!!

A tag awaits you on my blog.

Surbhi said...

Goofy Mumma:
Hey, never mind. You do stand with the rest of us, so its ok. Thanks a ton for the tag, darling! Will do it when I'm in the mood. Since I started my "As my tears flowed" series, I'm oscillating between depression, anger and helplessness. I know you'll understand, and that you wouldn't mind any delay that happens. :)

Mahesh Sindbandge said...

Very very funny...
as my tears flowed r a little big..and many seem to be interesting..will read sometime..
keep going....:P

Surbhi said...

Welcome! Thanks a ton! :)
"As My Tears Flowed" is my prized series. Do read at leisure. And please comment when you read.