Can you guess what is common between MF Hussain and a common Indian ?? hmmm …
Ok let me answer this one “Both are great artists “, but with a “difference” both have their own style of painting .
MF Hussain uses a canvas for his paintings whereas a common man has a greater scope for his artistic capabilities ; his canvas varies from all the walls of great buildings in public places , at bus stops, behind cinema hall, along roadside or to say wherever there is public access.
No doubt we are country of great talent, but it’s also an irony that we exhibit this rare talent wherever we feel like.
Surprisingly we have got accustomed to it. We feel great pleasure and sense of pride to ease ourselves especially at the places, or to be precise on the board itself which displays warning to do so. Shamelessly its assumed to be public display of manhood.
In one of the instances I tried to show my bravado and interrupted an artist busy in his painting “Are bhai saab sirf 10 kadam door hai public toilet wahan kyun nahi chale jaate ??”
I got a challenge “aapko matlab ?? agar himmat hai to uske andar ghus kar dikhao ?”
Publicly someone had challenged me, and there was no point reverting back at all .I accepted the challenge and tried to enter the dungeon. Hardly 5 meters away I was on the verge of collapsing due the perfume factory inside. Had I entered, it would have taken an army of fire fighters to get me out with special anti bio-logical warfare gas masks and scuba diving kits on 🙂 .
Coming to the point, is it the question of lack of sense or lack of civic sense?
My friend was having a leisure walk with his girlfriend, holding hand in her hands, on one of the beaches.
Time was flying like anything with their sweet romantic talks. Soon it was time to depart (when you are with a beautiful girl time follows theory of relativity ,when hours appear to be seconds ) as it was getting dark. Out of affection the couple gave a hug to each other and my friend kissed on his girlfriend’s cheeks as a routine see off . And lo, hell broke on them. Out of nowhere so called moral guardians sprang on and took them for a ride. They showered all sorts of adjectives they had in their vocabulary ,on the ground of calling it against our culture, ethics and all those blah blah stuff. After lot of melodrama my friend had to do 10 sit ups holding his ears. Thank god they did not make him tie rakhi to her or else ” wo to loot jata, barbaad ho jaata ”
And these were not the only couple who faced this treatment , we can hear and see lot of these happenings around us especially on the eve of Valentine’s day , couples getting a Talibanised treatment.
My question is what’s wrong in kissing?? Is it a crime to display affection in public??
After all we will be supporting the most essential need for human society -Love and peace, which is lacking in today’s world.