miércoles, septiembre 21, 2005

Ahora puede NO besar a la novia


De Haaretz:

Corte de justicia Indú impone una multa de 23 dólares a una pareja israelí por darse un beso durante la ceremonia de casamiento.

An Israeli couple was fined 1,000 rupees ($23) after an Indian court found them guilty of obscenity for kissing during their marriage ceremony in a Hindu pilgrim town, newspapers reported on Wednesday.

The couple had decided to have a traditional Hindu marriage while visiting Pushkar town earlier this month in the temple-studded desert state of Rajasthan, The Times of India reported.

But they infuriated the priest as they started to kiss and embrace while he was chanting vedic hymns.
Y eso que todo el mundo piensa irse a India a descubrir la verdadera sensualidad... yo diría que lo piensen dos veces antes de contratar una boda indú a la carta... o agreguen 23 dólares al costo de la fiesta.


"We will not tolerate any cultural pollution of this sort," Ladoo Ram Sharma, president of an organization of Hindu priests in Pushkar, was quoted as saying.
Contaminación cultural ehem... Mientras tanto, nosotros intentamos ampliar nuestros horizontes conociendo otras culturas, lo cual me parece buenísimo y muy agradable. Pero se nota claramente como las otras culturas no piensan igual. Por lo menos es una suerte que a nadie se le ocurrió que sería pintoresco ir a casarse a Afganistán cuando gobernaban los talibanes...

India has tough obscenity laws and kissing in public is frowned upon in the largely conservative country. Last October, local residents in the western state complained to authorities that a group of Israeli women had danced naked near Pushkar.
Lo hacen en India?! nunca vi que lo hagan acá!