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Porn parties and more

india Updated: Sep 07, 2012 17:02 IST
Serena Menon
Serena Menon
Hindustan Times
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There is no real connection between the Korn concert in the city getting cancelled and an event in Pune being called a porn party; except that the two incidents are disheartening and quite in sync.

Earlier this week, 300 people were detained after a party was raided in Pune. Why? Because it went on into those wee hours of the morning that the cops want everyone to ignore. What’s new, you wonder? Well this wasn’t just any get-together. According to a certain news website, it was a porn party! Not the political kind, I assume (though if it was, it wouldn’t have any trouble stealing away the votes).

On a more serious note, I’m pretty sure even Hugh Hefner’s Playboy mansion bashes haven’t achieved that status yet.

Whoever came up with the term knew that calling another bust a rave just wouldn’t be enough. Too many of those acid-tripping, psychedelic-trance-pounding, laser-lit, held-in-the-middle-of-nowhere parties have been doing the rounds.

For instance, in a recent incident in Panchgani, the police heard Bollywood music blaring from a certain Shree Balaji Lodge and suspected it could be a rave.
Sure, it could have been a rave; in an alternate universe maybe, where NASA’s Curiosity landing on Mars would also be deemed America’s discovery of Naboo.The news story went on to reveal that, “seminude women were seen dancing to English music and others were throwing the currency notes at them”. English music — can you even begin to imagine the gravity of the situation? That too when there is so much Bhojpuri music available?

The young harassed members of that party are now up in arms against the police’s behaviour, a sentiment Mumbai is rather used to and tired of by now. Being the more experienced city in this matter, let’s hope situations don’t get worse; and let’s pray the bug hasn’t moved on to Pune.