Shave India

Disclosure: Since I've run out of all sensible things to write and I'm really not in the mood to comment on Obama's security breach or Real Estate in Dubai crumbling down, I'm writing about a really mindless topic right now. If you are annoyed after reading this post, please don't tell it to me coz I'll say, You were warned!

There are very few things which fascinate me as much as my cluttered desktop or my sister's overflowing cupboard (with most of what is my stuff in them). Men with beard are one of them. Think about it. Not so long ago, Ruk Ruk Khan and Tick Tick Motion with their chiseled bodies and chikna faces were all the rage among the girls and young aunties alike.

Then, came the likes of goonda-looking Abhishek Bachpan who boldly stated that keeping a stubble is "in". I'll simply say he is too lazy to shave his beard off. Others like, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Johnny Depp and Collin Farrell followed. They redefined cuteness, fusing it well with the hairs on their face.

Cut to the present, where all the boys around me seemed to have taken a pledge that they will let their neighborhood barbers die of hunger but will not go in for a trimming or much better, a shave. No, they will not let the poor barber earn a penny or few.

My younger brother has a beard thicker than amazon forest within two hours of getting shaved. And yes, all he has to do to irritate me is to stand near me and pretend to scratch his beard. Gross. GrOsS. GROSS.

S looks cuter than a koala bear whenever he shaves. The sad part is he makes it a point to meet me only when he is looking like a complete terrorist with his beard, moustache and all. The cherry on the cake is the recent survey I came across where Gillette is launching a movement called "Shave India".

I was casually surfing through channels when I came across this ad. At first, I thought, maybe it's some similar political campaign like "Lead India" or "India Shining". But two minutes into the ad and I came to knew that the ad was launched in response to a survey which revealed that 90% of the Indian women would like to kiss a guy who is well shaved.

My reaction was like "Hadh hai wella hone ki bhi. Kisi dhang ke topic pe hi survey kar lete. Common sense ke bhi survey hote hain kya?"

But the fact that I've dedicated an entire post to this bearded topic does prove that I did gave the issue an afterthought. Most of my male friends prefer to keep a stubble, a goatee, a barely -there mustache or the most common one - trimmed but not shaven look.

I'm yet to come across a guy who prefers to shave. Regularly. Now, come on, would you guys really like it if all the females stopped waxing? No, right? So, there!


Abhinav | November 30, 2009 at 11:49 PM

haha.. amazing!

DO you know Mam, how much time is wasted on shaving.. regularly I mean..

I don't like people who's beard make them look untidy.. you can carry beard by looking coool too..

personally, i shave when my folks start giving me 'yes-you-look-unemployed' look!

I'll try 2 be truthful | December 1, 2009 at 1:11 AM


pb | December 1, 2009 at 4:15 PM

evathng rest is just ur personal opinion .dats cool ( goes with that warning, disclosure and danger sign offcourse :P ). but bou the last para ... dun really agree ..seriously

peter | December 3, 2009 at 6:49 PM

i shave once a week or yeah may be twice in an emergency case ..coz my beard growth rate (BGR) is as slow as Atal bihari vajpayee's speech Rate !

i look okay with a lil beard tho !!
Btw unwaxed women and unshaven men shouldn't be compared ..the former is always a turn off but the later one is something that depends on different types of estrogen combination !

pb | December 4, 2009 at 10:07 PM

beard n speech ..nice comparison maan ..
absolutely true bou d comparison bro , but estrogen combinations ? r u sure dat ws d apt word ?:P

The Crystal Heart | December 5, 2009 at 3:28 AM

Hey Genius Angel Do You Why Gillette Company Started Shave India Because of Both men In Ur Blog Pic Mr Santa And Mr Banta.

They Both Men never shaved in their life in 55 yr That Thing We Also Seeing And Saved Almost 55 Lakh Rs because of both Men..Poor barbars could not earned any penny and died hungry.....Then Increased Poverty...And First Food Crisis Done because of both men Who could not shaved....But They Both Men Increased The Sales Of Shampoo And Mini Combs For The Cares Of Their Wild Beard lolz...Thats Not The Reason They Both Are Not Culprit...

One Doordarshan News Reporter Asked Why You Both Could not Shaved Ur Beard and Mustache???

They Both Answered Shamelessly Reporter Ji, Actually that's Our Thanksgiving beard. It's Our way of honoring our forefathers. hahahaha

PS: Women Is Most Beautiful Creation of God No Matter She Will Do Waxing Or Not.....But She Must Wears Jeans, Suite, Saree But Atleast Not Wears Mini Skirts hehehe lolz...Cheers.!!!

Take Care Urself God Bless You Stay Khush Cya

Prianca | December 11, 2009 at 10:30 AM

@ abhinav

ohhkay. So, does that mean that employed ppl are always well-shaved? NOT. :))

@ i'll try to be truthful

Prianca | December 11, 2009 at 10:32 AM

it's okay. i do expect my readers to have a POV of their own than agree with mine. thanks.

@ peter
BGR (okay, that's a new term i learnt).
anyhow, i know you can carry off that decent look even if you dont shave. ;)

Prianca | December 11, 2009 at 10:33 AM

@ the crystal heart
man, did you really research so much on the pic?

The Crystal Heart | December 11, 2009 at 2:33 PM

Naaaaaaaa !!!!!!
I Had not Research Genius Angel...

Actually I Thought almost 4 Days What Will I Write In Ur Comments...After Read ur Post....

Then i Wrote something silly......lolz...Its Only Imagination...

Hey Waise if They Both Men will Read My Comments They Feel so much guilty ..They Both Will Do Shave Daily hahaha...

After Clean Shaved There Wifes & Children Never Recognized Them...

Statuary Warnings :

This comments Is Only Imagination. This Is Not Related To Any Person, Fact, Story, And Incident...If Anything Compared With This Things...That Only Co-Incident..I Am Not Responsible For Dis Any Cost....lolz

Anonymous | December 11, 2009 at 3:54 PM

A man enters a barber shop for a shave. While the barber is foaming him up, he mentions the problems he has getting a close shave around the cheeks.

"I have just the thing," says the barber taking a small wooden ball from a nearby drawer. "Just place this between your cheek and gum."

The client places the ball in his mouth and the barber proceeds with the closest shave the man has ever experienced.

After a few strokes the client asks in garbled speech. "And what if I swallow it?"

"No problem," says the barber. "Just bring it back tomorrow like everyone else does."

Anonymous | December 15, 2009 at 8:52 PM

yaar u look sooo ciknaa after gettin shaved!!! ad beard also gves u a tough guy look tooo. alll tese benefits ad free too becoz u dont hv to pay to te barber.soooo "DONT SHAVE INDIA".

Mads | December 30, 2009 at 8:20 PM

yaar i personally like unshaven guys. hot they look ;-)
but yeah for kissing a well shaven guy is better :P
who is S, huh? huh?