Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Indian Context

We were reading the 'Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs' in our Advertising class. The first block of needs are the Physiologial needs, the ones which are the most primitive to any living form, undistinguishable from any other living form. Such as, for example Food. So, our lecture is going on, she draws the Hierarchy pyramid on the board, and writes in there -

Food, Shelter, Warmth, Sex. And then she quickly erases Sex and .. umm here - "You know in Indian context Sex is not applicable in basic needs". Sigh. Long sigh.



P.S. Anyone to whom I havent sent this link in email already. Please make it a point to read it. Made me smile the first thing in the morning today. I'm still at a loss of words, plenty on the happiness side though.

9 comments:

Aneesh said...

nice link. Got my eyes wet.
I was trying to come out of a shock after reading a WHO report on sex ratios in india; the article felt good.

Nainy Sahani said...

@ Aneesh

I want to read that report too. Where did you get hold of it? Send me a link!

So Nia said...

nice link nainy...i wish all women had that rajputana attitude in these issues...

Ishaan said...

Beautiful yet unnerving link nainy...Its actually absurd for anyone to think that only males hav da right to see the sunshine...I mean what about the evolution of human race...i mean think about it, if this goes on would men be willing to turn gay...damm thts a scary thought!!!...

Hussain Haidry said...

Whoa! I can't imagine the teacher actually did that: writing 'Sex' on the blackboard and then erase it.

Nikita said...

about the post-- i think its kind of a delibrate thing, or out of habit....becoz the same incident happened when she taught teh mentioned topic to us....n givin the same reason too...
writing n then erasing
saying yet not
mentioning but not discussing....
leavin n open end....
huh..INdian context....

metal said...

ha ha, right. probably the teacher was covering his/her own ass lest there was someone in the class who had his/her "indian sensibilities" hurt by it. but, funny story.

digvijay thakur said...

Except for a few south asian nations, and few others, the human sex (males to females) ratio of all the other nations (who matter!), lies well below 1 .
Now, in opposition to this ultra-conservative system that we had in our country(which prevailed and of course had a lot of filth!) we started embracing modernisation, to a limit that is not appropriate. With people adopting drastic means to gratify what they call needs, they actually want to live a luxury of it; with no regards, whatsoever, for the society, feelings of other people, respectable schools of society(read marriages) and the better part of our culture.
There are conservatives, moderates, liberals, very liberals, hippies....but what are we to do of them rebels without a cause, hyper sexuals and sex junkies. Who`d go to any limit in the name of being anti-society while actually living in the society, contaminating all the institutions created by the society and who by the end of the day sleep peacefully in their beds living their illusion of being intellectually-superior.
Seems like our nations has this knack of adopting all the neagtives of all the cultures.
What a sham!
P.S. - Rajput women are hot!
P.P.S. - Thats the only reason I used to, want to befriend this annoying guy named Gattu.
P^2.P.S. - I know I can talk a whole lot of shit in post scripts.

digvijay thakur said...

@ aneesh - Take a napkin . Then take a kin and go for a nap. Everything will be fine.
@sonia - rajput chix \m/
@hoax mallu - shut up!
@ hussain - Let us not talk about teachers at all, now that whiteboards are tryin to take over blackboards. Might just take our lives.
@ Nikita - No more comments on my blog?....Not fair!
@ metal ..lets bang our heads off...man!
@ nainy - sorry! ;)