Should there be a special day for celebrating love? For most grown-ups, it's just another day that spells more business for florists, chocolate connoisseurs’ and card shops owners. But for teens and those 20-somethings, it is one day worth waiting in the year.
A special day infused with love and affection -- the underhand classroom card exchanges and throw in the chocolates and pink-frosted cupcakes, and you really have to ask, "What's not to like?” It’s just another way of showing you have a loving heart.
“It’s an important day for young people like me. I expect something special this year. Though, I don’t want things to go over the top, but yes, gifts are always welcome,” says Akshdeep Kaur, a 21-year-old engineering student from Mohali's Chandigarh University.
While there are others who don’t have any special fondness for V-Day. “I am not against people celebrating love on V-day, but it is kind of illogical. Love can be celebrated every day, why limit it to just one person and just one day. If you absolutely want to do it, celebrate it with all your dear ones," says Delhi University's M.Sc student Tandrali Mazindar.
Whichever side of the divide you choose to stand, this is one day that brings out some very radical thoughts too. Says 18-year-old Vishal Rana, a student of DAV School in Chandigarh: “It is a flawed concept. It’s meant to spoil our Indian culture and traditions. I don’t find attacks on young couples strange anymore.”
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(As told to Ranjan Kumar Srivastava)
(As told to Namita Kalla)
KeralaSpeak: "It's a good day for business and a bad day for love"
The facade created about V-day is so huge in India that it has literally made guys run after girls like dogs chasing cars, the whole concept behind the celebration of relationships and chasing after love is messed up.
Joby Jose, student, Alleppey District, Kerala
Valentine's is a good day for business and a bad day for love.
Kewin Kunjappy, law student, Kerala
(As told to Rohan Naahar)