Kama Sutra: Home-Grown Indian Public Eroticism
According to the Times of India
, some Indians are protesting the "importation" of the St. Valentine's Day holiday into India. Some, apparently, threaten to "blacken the faces" of anyone making public displays of affection. The groups protesting are mainly Hindu nationalists, who apparently feel there are plenty of native expressions of love and affection, and that they are not going to allow any foreign expressions of the same to sully their soil.
Meanwhile, a less hypocritical display of affection is going on. According to The Times
[N]early 15,000 youths are expected to participate in a unique project at tiny Loutolim village in south Goa to celebrate Valentine's Day in harmony with nature.
"The school and college students will pledge to protect their Valentine throughout their lives and to be friendly with it, saving it from man-made destructions," said Maendra Alvares, promotor of Big Foot—the event's organisers.