Valentines Day – Taking it to Another Level

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14th February year after year represents Love Love and more Love. But the originator ancient Claudius, St Valentine of the Roman Empire would not recognize the colourful theatrical charade that it has become today.

With all the energy put into arranging the day it’s a wonder that couples actually have time to indulge in the intended ‘phizzical cocktail !

Forget the Western world, India leaves many countries behind in the valentines bedlam. Florists and restaurants are so busy in the Valentine frenzy and to cater for any other occasion. The country that gave us the Kamasutra and orgasmic rock carvings of Khujrao is leading the stakes in the Amour season true to form.

Despite uproar in recent years by Political Activists like Shiv Sena incensed at the immorality of the Valentine seige in Colleges and Universities, coquettish couples canoodle openly during this time.

Cupid sits with ease on the shoulders of the elite manicured socialites, the rickshaw drivers and also the rosy cheeked inhabitants of the mountains. Nepal even has its own name for the day, ‘Prem Diwas’ or Love day.

Seeping through the television networks and developing social media channels in the 1990’s, the newfound Valentine religion today prompts Indian lovers celebrate in a way that is almost a rebellious cause.

Even National facets of the Indian media like the ‘Times of India’ newspaper give sound advice on how to make your partners Valentines day extra special. The tips include Backscrubs, kissing all ten toes and composing sonnets in adoration of your lovers

In the past things were decidedly different. Modesty prevailed. Even in the United Kingdom, as recently as the 1970’s, second generation Indian girls and boys were sending anonymous Valentines cards in unison with the white British school friends. Cards were once more anonymous, than signed.

The city of Norwich years ago was peculiar in that tokens of love were left on doorsteps to be opened by ecstatic young maidens.

Today, brazen, unabashed and Koutoure confident, young British Asians are planning their loving interlude with precision and aplomb.

The whole world is doing it bigger and better. For the first time the bombastic Casino Hotel Wynn Las Vegas is offering a grandiose $100,000 Valentines package. It includes gifts of diamond cufflinks, gold necklaces, umpteen course meals with caviar and all manner of goodies that involve bank breaking price tags. Love is an expensive business in that arena.14th February year after year represents Love Love and more Love. But the

originator ancient Claudius, St Valentine of the Roman Empire would not recognize

the colourful theatrical charade that it has become today.

With all the energy put into arranging the day it’s a wonder that couples actually

have time to indulge in the intended ‘phizzical cocktail!

Forget the Western world, India leaves many countries behind in the valentines

bedlam. Florists and restaurants are so busy in the Valentine frenzy and to cater for

any other occasion. The country that gave us the Kama sutra and orgasmic rock

carvings of Khujrao is leading the stakes in the Amour season true to form.

Despite uproar in recent years by Political Activists like Shiv Sena incensed at the

immorality of the Valentine Siege in Colleges and Universities, coquettish couples

canoodle openly during this time.

Cupid sits with ease on the shoulders of the elite manicured socialites, the rickshaw

drivers and also the rosy cheeked inhabitants of the mountains. Nepal even has its

own name for the day, ‘Prem Diwas’ or Love day.

Seeping through the television networks and developing social media channels in

the 1990’s, the newfound Valentine religion today prompts Indian lovers celebrate

in a way that is almost a rebellious cause.

Even National facets of the Indian media like the ‘Times of India’ newspaper give

sound advice on how to make your partners Valentines day extra special. The tips

include Back scrubs, kissing all ten toes and composing sonnets in adoration of your

lovers

In the past things were decidedly different. Modesty prevailed. Even in the United

Kingdom, as recently as the 1970’s, second generation Indian girls and boys were

sending anonymous Valentines cards in unison with the white British school friends.

Cards were once more anonymous, than signed.

The city of Norwich years ago was peculiar in that tokens of love were left on

doorsteps to be opened by ecstatic young maidens.

Today, brazen, unabashed and Koutoure confident, young British Asians are

planning their loving interlude with precision and aplomb.

The whole world is doing it bigger and better. For the first time the bombastic

Casino Hotel Wynn Las Vegas is offering a grandiose $100,000 Valentines package.

It includes gifts of diamond cufflinks, gold necklaces, umpteen course meals with

caviar and all manner of goodies that involve bank breaking price tags. Love is an

expensive business in that arena.

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For mortals on a lower economic plane Love need not come at a cost. Leave behind

the shy demeanor of yesteryear and unsigned cards. Declare it to your loved one in

any way that feels right for you.

And SIGN that card…… Love is open, honest and the illuminating light within

beautiful people. Happy Valentines day!

Meena Tah

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2 Comments
  1. Lovely article Meena and took me back in time. The best thing about anonymous cards was that everyone got one even if it was from ones self. SF

  2. Lovely article and took me back in time. The best thing about the anonymous card days was that everyone got one even it was from ones self

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