Monday, May 21, 2007

There goes our culture....

Heres one for the moral police...
I read this a few days back on the 'age no bar, sex baar baar' scenario- More youngsters are experimenting with casual sex than they did five years ago, according to a survey commissioned by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO).The Behavioural Surveillance Survey (BSS) 2006, conducted on 40,000 people between the ages of 15 and 24, found that 8.4 per cent, or 1.5 crore youngsters in the country, are snuggling up for pre- and post-marital sex.
A few days back, i heard a contest on our only 24-hr english music station- it was something to do with a new store that has opened here. The question was what the store - 'apple of my eye' into - apples, 'mom and child' shopping or apple pies. Sarika, who called in, answered correctly - a 'mom and child' shop and she got a gift voucher from the store...
only, sarika is a 2nd PUC student.. now, purely out of humanitarian concern, i'm worried about sarika, will she gift it to someone else, or will the voucher encourage her to get herself a kid to redeem the voucher herself?

until next time, not just kidding ;)

14 comments:

nonsense thinking said...

Whatever is new, unexplored or not available is interesting;after experiencing one thing ,we move to the other. That is how the process works,you and I can't alter it. When we are getting converted to a MTV generation; Yoga, meditation and spiritualism is becoming more popular in the west. May be one day will come when we will try to know what is written in the Vedas.

Sqrl/TA said...

whats PUC?

Pegasus said...

'age no bar, sex baar baar'
nice line :)

Zannah said...

heyyy :) reading u after so long!! i dont know if you remember me..used to frequent your blog about 2 years ago! hope you are well :)
interesting read.. im sure a lot of ppl share your concern, as do i, on some level...
the youngsters of today do things thinking they're smarter than youngsters of earlier days.. but they're just more aware and informed, not more mature...or something like that :)

Ash said...

Manu, do u have a link to the survey results? I'd be interested in reading up on it.

Kavi said...

The survey results must sure be interesting. Wonder what the moral police have to say. Would you have a copy of the MPPC..Moral Police Penal Code ?

Arunima said...

if the voucher is valid for more than 9 months, she can think about it.

Alien said...

:-)

austere said...

The concerns were the same two decades ago, maybe little subtle. %wise not much changes, I think.

manuscrypts said...

NT: haan, but this is not geographic, this is an age thing..

sqrl/ta: +2 equivalent

manuscrypts said...

pegasus: old one, aint it?

suz: of course i remember :).. and i guess, what you're saying is about the information-knowledge-wisdom conversion among today's gen

manuscrypts said...

ash: the article appeared in dna.a google should help, else lemme know

kavi: lets make one :)

manuscrypts said...

arunima: ah, interesting point :)

hey alien :)

manuscrypts said...

austere: is it, i wonder.. the dynamics are different, so are the manifestations..