Love and PDA

Everything is fair in and love and war. But is excessive obsessive display of love too? Especially public places like parks meant for families and general public. Gone are the days when I could stroll and run in any corner of the park without feeling embarrassed. Social network sites are another example. Shouldn’t it be discouraged?

3 replies
Shobha Mahapatra
September 8, 2017


Siddhartha Shankar Mishra
Siddhartha Shankar Mishra September 11, 2017 - 6:49 pm

You see openness is not nakedness. Repression is not good but overtly and blatantly displaying of love somehow the Indian society is not immune to. People perceived those couples as the most satisfied with their relationships, but also found them the least likable.If it grows organically from culture and value system of a nation, it becomes part of life rather than becoming news.The standards will highly vary from one area to another and depends on the context of the surrounding and the average person living in the area. What is applicable to rural area cannot be applicable to urban area. How we perceive matters.

Atmo Prakash
Atmo Prakash September 9, 2017 - 4:34 am

I agree. Women are opening up but many men have closed narrow mindness.

Meenu Mehrotra
Meenu Mehrotra September 8, 2017 - 4:20 pm

The society is opening up, women are more liberated than before, sex is no longer a taboo as it was in earlier times- no wonder PDA is becoming
so common.
It’s a part of the journey of how the society is changing – why can’t we accept is as a part of our changing culture and conditioning?
Why do we want to discourage what can become more ugly, if we repress it?
Shaming for PDA- it’s akin to body shaming, sexism – isn’t it?
Let each be to his own:)

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