The technical definition of the word protest is a statement or action expressing disapproval of, or objection to something and we are a nation of critics.
We have an objection to everything from new government policies, potholes on the road, traffic sense and inflation to lighter issues like dramatic news anchors, wannabe singers and mobile network advertisements.
Having said that, we are also a nation of creative, witty and ingenious minds.
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With a population so huge and so many things changing, we are struggling to break the shackles of past outdated traditions and accept new and practical ways of living.
Rightly said by Amir Khan in RDB:
However, it is impressive how people can convey their demurral with unorthodox non violent ways.
Here’s sharing a few with you all
1. Indian Men Protest Against Government Comments That “Those Who Dress Immodestly Are Inviting Rape”
2. In keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign ‘SelfieWithDaughter’ that received an incredible response, techies in the Bangalore city have launched a new campaign, SelfieWithPothole, urging people to post their selfies with notorious potholes across the city and share it on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag.
3. Artist Badal Nanujudaswamy from Bangalore seems to believe that potholes are like ‘Rakshasas’ waiting to devour us!
4. Youth Congress leaders from Alappuzha district protested against the bad condition of roads. The protest was quite innovative. Called the “duck protest,” the protestors released some ducks into a huge pothole that almost looked like a small pond.
5. One day in late January 2009, some young women in a pub in the city of Mangalore, in Karnataka, India, were beaten up by members of the group that calls itself the Sri Ram Sena. This political group, felt the women were degrading traditional Indian values by being in a pub where alcohol and the company of men were easily accessible. Women across the country protested sending many pink chaddis to the group head office!
6.Poetry can be powerful. Aranya Johar’s latest spoken-word performance, titled A Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender, has gone viral. You cannot miss this!