Skip to comments.Tourists Fined for Kissing in India
Posted on 09/21/2005 1:36:06 PM PDT by Allan
NEW DELHI India may be the land of the Kamasutra (search), the famed ancient treatise on sex, but in the country's hinterlands, public displays of affection remain strictly taboo.
An Israeli couple discovered just how staid the small towns of India can be when they were fined 500 Indian rupees (U.S. $11) each for embracing and kissing after getting married in the Hindu holy town of Pushkar (search) in northwestern India, the Asian Age newspaper reported Wednesday.
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It is not clear whether the marriage was 'performed' inside the Brahma temple,
one of the most sacred in India.
Who the heck did these nutbags get to perform the ceremony?
In many Hindu temples westerners are not even allowed inside.
If anything, the sting of that punishment would have been making the couple feel so cheap.
The groom reportedly asked "$11.00? Really? How much for a bl** j**?"
When you travel overseas it is always nice to know the local customs and culture, can save you a lot of grief.
How immoral...the creator must be p*ssed. But more likely about the fraud and not the kissing.
Very true. Not only grief, but embarassment as well. The 'OK' hand sign in Brasil (yes it is spelled with an "S") is the same as flipping the bird in the USA. I spent several months in Brasil: Sao Paolo, Rio, and Brasilia.
Add to your list:
Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
Jagganath Mandir, Puri
Linganash Mandir, Bhubanehwar
there are many temples
which only are partly open
Sri Ekambaranathar Temple
where non-Hindus cannot enter the sanctum.
One more foreign culture that borders on Police State.
They all do.
Let's not be like them.
Better yet, don't go to countries with primitive cultures.
And I don't mean the kissing couple.
There are some cultures
which regard people
who slobber on one another
It's all a matter of perspective.
A kiss after getting married is not slobbering on one another.
Okay, so why did this couple choose to get married in a traditional Hindu ceremony, anyway?
And if they did get married in a traditonal Hindu ceremony, why didn't they know they couldn't kiss?
I'm sorry, but I'm smelling granola here...
Hey man, if it's good God won't complain. If he doesn't care, who do you imagine you are to be offended?
As I am not God
I reserve the right to be offended.
Okay, then I shall offend you. We will both be happy then, huh?
They were probably working class Israeli IDF vets in their early 20's who have been living and fighting through an Intafada for the last 5+ years. They leave Israel and travel India because the shekel is such a weak currency, but still goes far in rural India. $22 is 2 days take-home minimum wage in Israel. That cost them at least 2 days travelling money.
But what a wedding story.
When in Rome...
Calling India a "primitve culture" speaks volumes about the commenter, not about India.
Did you get my freepmail about evolution?
Yes i am going through it right now, will give you my response soon.
Try to get ahold of those books I mentioned. Very, very good.
henderson field - I think Little Jeremiah said it best: "Calling India a "primitve culture" speaks volumes about the commenter, not about India." Go and read a book on Indian history and culture.....you may learn something new for a change.
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