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Let’s Drink To Pink

Updated on February 13, 2013

It’s going to be a stand off this Valentine’s Day and it’s been a long time coming. For some years now, one group in India has tried its level best to impose its Taliban-esque set of morals on another. With the might of numbers and a callous contempt for law and liberty, they have bullied, harassed and played the role of wet blanket every year without fail. Their reason? Valentine’s Day is a western concept and so out of place in our society!! This in the land that gave the world the Kama Sutra! All it did of course was to push the youngsters into celebrating away from the crowds or behind closed doors. Till now – when there’s a cry that is echoing all over the land saying ‘Enough!’

The trouble began in a town on the western coast where a few youngsters had gathered together in a pub. The moral police, as they called themselves, descended and with scant regard for chivalry – which is a stranger to their mental make-up, they broke the party up – with sticks and stones and fists. All because they believe they are the guardians of the country’s morality – which translated, means women should not drink or smoke or wear provocative clothing – just sit at home and get beaten up! In times past, parents would have told their youngsters to lie low for a while before they thronged the pubs once more. Today, it’s a different story. Enter the Indian CyberWoman – she might not be able to take on these goons physically but she more than makes up for it with her cyber prowess!

Last week a new group made its appearance on Facebook called the Consortium of Pub-going Loose and Forward Women with an in-you-face, let’s-see-what-you-goons-do-now attitude. The number of members is growing like crazy thanks to a concerted effort by not just girls and women but men too – and the members are from all over the world. (BBC news report). And the revenge they’ve planned is soooo sweet - and pink! On Valentine’s Day, the head honcho of the self-styled moral police has a lot of gifts from all over the country coming to him – his address has been splashed all over the Internet as well as the newspapers - and most of them will be ‘pink chaddis’ or pink underwear. Collection centres have been set up all across the country.

The Revenge of the Pink Panties has been splattered all over the media and one wonders if sniggers can do what force and the law cannot – shame or embarrass the louts into keeping their nose out of things that do not concern them. There’s been a clarion call to all women on Valentine’s Day – Go out to the pubs and drink to a new goon-less age in India.

Cheers, ladies! Let’s drink to Pink Power!


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      TheMoneyGuy 8 years ago from Pyote, TX

      Go Pink Panties!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      TMG

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      phoenixritu 8 years ago from India

      Yeah, Go Pink Panties. I am a member of the group and I intend to send 'em a parcel which is already sitting on my table. It goes this evening.

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      goldentoad 8 years ago from Free and running....

      pubs, loose, foward, women, pink panties? Its too good to be true, I'm in full support!

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      TMG - yayyyyy! Thanks for the support!

      Ritu - With so many on their way to him, I hope he drowns in them!! :D

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      GT - yes, it does, doesn't it? hop on board!

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      LOL this is funny i am tempted to surrender the pink! :D

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      Laila Rajaratnam 8 years ago from India

      Great! I did not know about the facebook group! The 'Enough' power in India is awesome!:)

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Surrender and send forthwith - he's got a pink wave that's about to hit him Cris!

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      britneydavidson 8 years ago from united kingdom

      lets go ...i am with you girls....keep it up

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Hi there Laila - yes, awesome is right!

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thanks for the pink support Britney!

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      Cindy Lawson 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      LOL, how cool, this is the first I have heard about this. Wish I could join in, but go on holiday on Thursday :)

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thanks for dropping by Cindy - how about a drink to show your support? :) And have a great holiday!

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      Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      My pink skivvies and I will be with you in spirit, Shalini! Solidarity!

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Here's a pink wave from across the world MM - thanks for reading!

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      Cindy Lawson 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      LOL, no problem there, will certainly toast to supporting all Indian Women :)

      Actually, just read the BBC link, and my 'take' on it, is that the ringleader has seriously 'shot himself in the foot' as now, due to his behaviour (and his followers actions), everyone, including Indian men, (and men and women from all cultures), are pulling together against his ridiculous beliefs and ideals. This may well bring on progress and freedom for many women I hope :)

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thanks Cindy!

      How true - they fall into the very pit they've dug!!

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      Cindy Lawson 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Out of everything bad, no matter how bad, comes something good, always, everything happens for a reason!!!

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      Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

      A tsunami of pick panties! What a way to go. I'll be causing some sniggers myself as I don my red silk boxers with the reflector hearts. It's quite a ridiculous sight!

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      Cindy Lawson 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Oh goody Christoph, please post photos :)

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      an ill, pink wind Cindy? Oh yes!! :D

      tsunami - wow - let's hope it blows these guys away!

      Yes, we definitely want to see pics!

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      uhmmm at the risk of sounding stupid,,, are those fuschia pink or baby pink panties? there is a difference you know :D

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      pack-a-punch pink!! :D

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      yes! just the pink i likes! :D

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      Cindy Lawson 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      And my avatar is even wearing pink, how appropriate, although I don't recall wearing pink panties at the time the picture was taken!

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      LOL but you do have pink panties Cindy? Please do tell!!! Please?

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      Cindy Lawson 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Yep, definitely at least one pair :)

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Now I need a proof! Fancy changing your avatar? LOL

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      Cindy Lawson 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      LOL, I might post a pic of them Cris, but not whilst I am wearing them. Not now though, gotta sleep as 07.00am here, and haven't slept yet, plus go on my cruise on Thursday :)

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Okay, see you then! :D

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      Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

      Ok, Shalini and Misty, I posted a pic of me in my heart boxers on Goldentoads forum thread, Goldentoad Hits 200.

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      Lifebydesign 8 years ago from Australia

      I've seen them and they're to die for. Hey great hub Shalini!

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      You guys have been having fun while I've been away, I can see! To die for. LBD? I'm off to see them!!!

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      LOL! I love this! I love change, I love humor, I love the pink message! Fun hub, Shalini.

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      Brian Stephens 8 years ago from Castelnaudary, France

      It's going to be an interesting day for the delivery men.

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      quicksand 8 years ago

      Oops! I thought this was a ladies only hub. When I was about to exit without leaving behind a single footprint, I saw some gents here. Thank GOD for men!

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      LondonGirl 8 years ago from London

      sounds to me that Eve Teasing has got waaaay out of hand

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      Anna Marie Bowman 8 years ago from Florida

      This is great!! Just thought I would drop by and show my support!

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      VioletSun - yes, it's great to see humour being used to ring in change!

      BrianS - yes, it will be - I wonder if they're going to name it Pink Letter Day :D

      quicksand - join the party :)

      LondonGirl - true - so it's time to squash it and how!

      Anna - great - thanks!

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      deccanheffalump 8 years ago

      Great hub Shalini. One pair of XXL pink chaddi's off by post this morning. Photo posted to www.pinkchaddicampaign.com

      The more the merrier. Those half-pant wallas won't know what hit them.

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      Vibhavari 8 years ago from India

      Hey Shalini! here's to pink panties!!!

      one really wonders what these morons think women are. first the shiv sena now some ram sena... I wish they'd get a life..

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      Sheila 8 years ago from The Other Bangor

      Here's my cheer for Pink Panties! Hurrah and Huzzah! May they never fade or tear!

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      Clive Fagan 8 years ago from South Africa

      The return of the pink Pant(her).

      Lovely story go for pink girls!

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      Laila Rajaratnam 8 years ago from India

      Shalini..LOL..'Theatrics over, Muthalik decides to spare love birds on V-day'.. http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-do...

      Wow,this power of the people is just amazing!Cant beleive that we have done it!We should have started fighting for our rights long time back! Anyway better late than never..lol

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thanks all for reading and commenting!

      Laila - thanks for the link - yes, you're right - better late then never!

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      cgull8m 8 years ago from North Carolina

      Well done for reporting this and showing their ignorance, they need this and more. I tried to add to the Facebook group, but they say they are no longer available. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=49641698651 They are acting like Taliban in India.

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Hi cgull - I think it's working now! Thanks for reading!

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      kristinemac 8 years ago from Michigan

      As my daughter would say, this is EPIC!! Go PINK!!

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      Proud Mom 8 years ago from USA

      When I saw this on the hubtivity list, I thought it had something to do with cancer. I was so excited to learn something new while reading it!! Way to go, Shalini!!!

      GO PINK PANTIES!!!!

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thanks for the support girls - well, the opposition is backing down - the bullies - retreating in the face of the pink panty attack!

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      Proud Mom 8 years ago from USA

      Bullies never do have much behind their facade!

      Keep us updated, would ya'?

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      How true PM - sure, will put up a blow by blow account - can you imagine a slap in the face with a panty that's pink? ROFL!!

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      Well, I'm a day late or two and a dollar short too. But i hope it all served the purpose. Go Indian Women! I have been too busy lately Shalini to catch this sooner, sorry I am too. Great lil' hub dear.

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thanks CCR - and I hope when you say busy, you've been adding to the Tolden collection! Thanks for stopping by!

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      Yes my dear I have. I hope to almost pop your eyeballs when you see the next one. I have been doing a lot of writing [it has to be just right] and a lot of art work too. Lot's o' work, but I think It will be worth the effort. It may be next week before i can get any of it one here.

      Thanks dear for another great hub.

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      My eyeballs are waiting in readiness to pop LOL!!

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Interesting. What will happen next???

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      Alright! Well Benson you'll just have to wait my friend along with Tolden's biggest fan. Sorry Shalini for talking about this on your hub. I must go now. bye

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      Proud Mom 8 years ago from USA

      Your hub subject made yahoo!'s front page!  Carefully watch about 30 seconds into the video, the guy just to the speaker's left.  He's picking his nose.

      http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?rn=3...

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Benson - all the goons are in preventive custody - so that's good news!

      CCR - Thanks for dropping by with Tolden again :)

      Proud Mom - lol - well, many of them are cooling their heels in jail where they can pick away to glory!!

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      Proud Mom 8 years ago from USA

      :-)

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      earnestshub 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Great hub Shalini. I did not see this hub before. I hope this changes things in this part of India as Indian men and women fight this flat earth mentality,

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      Amanda Severn 8 years ago from UK

      Very amusing Shalini. How crazy is it that there are still men in this day and age who think they have the right to subjugate women. It's much too late for that!

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      ajcor 8 years ago from NSW. Australia

      thanks for this great hub Shalini I was giving an engagement party to my son and his bride to be on Valentines Day - I am a bit late to the party but I would love to see a photo of the huge number of pink panties delivered to the "goons" and the looks on their faces I think, would well worth seeing....cheers

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thanks for reading and commenting earnesthub, Amanda and ajcor. I've added a couple of links if anyone's interested :) Sorry ajcor - I caught that bit when the parcels were delivered on TV but can't seem to find it online!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THITp1E_onU

      http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Hubli/IM...

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      ajcor 8 years ago from NSW. Australia

      good so far - but if you find a link that relates to his face and the delivery of the pink knickers - better still - thanks Shalini...cheers

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      I definitely will ajcor :)

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      Tony McGregor 8 years ago from South Africa

      Have just joined the Facebook group! Thanks for the info and lolve and support to all women everywhere who stand up for their rights! Love it!

      Love and peace,

      Tony

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Tony - that's such wonderful support - the Facebook group seems to be doing well!

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      Proud Mom 8 years ago from USA

      Just stopped by to say hello, Shalini.

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Hi there Proud Mom - thank you and Hello to you too - have been rather distracted with an adorable new pup in the house!

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      Aya Katz 8 years ago from The Ozarks

      Shalini, the gift of pink underwear is an interesting way to protest! Great hub!

      Isn't it odd that sometimes pink stands for feminism and sometimes it stands for anti-feminism? It's the same with make-up. If you come from a very traditional background, then painting your face means acting like a woman of low virtue. But if you come from a middle of the road background, then not painting your face means you are some kind of ultra-feminist who thinks women should never be sex objects.

      I don't wear make-up, and this has been interpreted both ways, by different people. Actually it's neither.

      It's hard to strike a balance.

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      True Aya - I guess the context in which colours are used is what can change a traditional perception.

      I'm terrible where make up is concerned too - not because I have anything against it - simply because I so often forget! And feel awfully underdressed without it at certain social events that we're obliged to attend! :D

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      countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

      Shalini- Another fantastic hub. This time I was in India during the valentine and although no such "moral policing" happened in hyderabad but still I feel frustrated when some nut cases suddenly get weird notions of protecting our "culture". I personally think since that state is ruled by a right winged party it could have more to do with a political goal rather than "social/moral" goals. Thumbs up for highlighting this.

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thank you CW - Hyderabad had its share of forcible marriages and greeting card shops shut down too - probably not where you were! It really has got to stop so our youngsters break free of this goondaraj tactics!

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