Thursday, July 20, 2006

Educating the Girl Child

Screen sensation Malaika Arora at a promotional function for providing educational support to girls, in New Delhi on Wednesday, July 19, 2006.
News and photo from Hindustan Times.

Just look at the dress. The little girl is wearing long skirt and a full shirt and Malaika Arora Khan is wearing the smallest dress and the most see through dress ever made by an Indian. The question is didnt she know where she was going??? Ok she is pretty but there is something called as dress for the ocassion. I dont expect her to wear kurta and come but a decent shirt and a jeans would be good enough.

Well we all can see that the girl and boy ratio is really bad in India. In Punjab it is some 779 girls to every 1000 boys. And yes we need to do lots to educate the girl and make them stand up in the society. Make them understand their rights. Bring in more girls in the corporate world. More women doctors, more women engineers, etc etc. Everything correct. But what impact does this dressing or cleavage showing or thighs showing, have on the little girls?? I know the parents wont allow such dressing but would it not be more sense if we asked the Delhi Government to call people like Arundhuti Roy, Jhumpa Lahiri, Kiran Bedi, etc for such programs?? If I can think of names like these why cant the people in Government think of??

May be this girl goes back home and says, "Mom, if the chief guest wears such a dress why can't I??" I am not asking the people to not call Mallaika Arora Khan but please call some people who have brought some difference in the society or have brought a new perspective to the way people look at life. Malaika is a good model other than that "NOTHING", have some sense Delhi Government.

Have some sense atleast.



nobody 10:15 AM, July 20, 2006  
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sugar and spice,  10:16 AM, July 20, 2006  

wht u sayin virdi??
govt ko kabse sense hai?? na kabhi tha, aur ab bhi nahi...

Princesse 7:41 PM, July 20, 2006  

here here - agree with sugar and spice all da way buddy!

Pallavi 8:26 PM, July 20, 2006  

I agree with you Virdee..we need to do something and do something really fast.

Sayesha 3:14 AM, July 21, 2006  

I guess she was invited because she represents "a modern successful Indian woman". Nothing wrong with that.

But I agree that she should have worn something more 'suitable for the occasion' :)

virdi 5:19 AM, July 21, 2006  

Sugar and Spice>> Seriously, these idiots suck big time...

Princesse>> Yup I agree...

Pallavi>> The problem is we all know we have to do something very fast but no one says "WHAT IS TO BE DONE REALLY FAST!!!"

Sayesha>> I beg to differ on your Idea of "a modern successful Indian woman" . In my opinion Malaika Arora Khan has a good body which god has given her and she flaunts it and earns money from it. Just like Rakhi Sawant and Mallika Sherawat does. Is this success??? I say BULL SHIT!!!

Anyways as I said it would have been better if they called some a lady IAS officer, who could make the girls understand how they can be better than men in the world.


I'd like to comment too!,  11:56 AM, July 21, 2006  

A modern woman need not necessarily be clad in skimpy clothes where u'd have to search for places where the body is actually covered... a modern woman is one who can strike a balance between tradition and the trend... wat say?? good enuf definition??

virdi 2:18 PM, July 21, 2006  

I'd like to comment too!>>
A modern woman need not necessarily be clad in skimpy clothes But she is !!!!

a modern woman is one who can strike a balance between tradition and the trend

yes "balance" which I cant see here...



Rays Of Sun 5:47 PM, July 21, 2006  

"educating" children..does anyone know how well educated Maliaka is??
I dont think she was the right person to be invited!

Rays Of Sun 5:48 PM, July 21, 2006  

Modern Woman acc to me is the one "Who knows what to do when"..If someone wears Bikini to a funeral thats not modern..thats dumb!

Sayesha 9:44 AM, July 22, 2006  

//In my opinion Malaika Arora Khan has a good body which god has given her and she flaunts it and earns money from it.

Well, that way, you'll say even an artist is using God's gift and earning money from it! Everyone has a gift, it's upto us to recognise it and use it. I am sure she works hard to stay in that fabulous shape.

Rohit Talwar 6:56 AM, July 23, 2006  

Malaika wasn;t even the right person to have been invited! JERKS! All are craving for media attention! Losers. They forget the cause suddenly.

ritzkini 5:35 AM, July 24, 2006  

I luuuuurrrrveeee Malaikaaa...
I think deep inside...really really really deep...she is a sweet,caring,affectionate individual...
you guys are looking at only the outer peel..
You have no idea what lies beneath...
Sorry...i think it went x-rated after the 'outer peel' part,nahi..

Ekta 10:02 AM, July 24, 2006  

Hey somewher I agree with the "dress for the occasion thing"...nothing wrong with the dress per se..but it didnt seem too appropriate for the occasion!

Pritika Gupta 9:31 AM, July 27, 2006  

hmm.. i also agree for dress for occasion... n also selection of chief guests.. i also remember for my college fest.. our authority invited a uneducated poltician for prize distributing ceremony.. the way he gave long bhasan full of crap was very disheartining.. he didn't even knew difference b/w astrology and astronomy.. n medical n engineering college..

The Freakshow,  10:11 PM, August 03, 2006  

I Agree with Sayesha, its very easy to stereotype someone on the screen as being all looks and nothing else. But this would be a very all or nothing kind of a view. I also agree however that she could have chosen a better dress for the school function though.

Kusum Rohra 7:52 AM, August 04, 2006  

Totally agree with Rohit, Mallika doesn't bring anything other than media attention, she doesn't fit the bill for such a cause.

@Ritzkini: LOL!

Bulbul Gopalani 4:53 PM, August 09, 2006  

Be practical buddy.. malaika arora with her short dress would pull in more crowds and funds than the entire intellectual capital of day... maybe the ends justify the means...

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