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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Goddess Lakshmi Swimsuits and Protests

The latest ‘real buzz’ is a bikini! As you think bikinis are always hot nuts to crack. Now it is an  Australian swimwear company, whose depiction of image of Goddess Lakshmi on swimwear attracted protests form aorund the world. The company’s name is Lisa Blue Swimwear. Lisa Blue website said that it represents the girl who “is not afraid to share her beauty with the world”. Oh, what a great concept! They can easily convey even bigger ideas if they find someone to stand nude?!
Demonstrations, marches... all have taken place in India as well. Over the weekend, demonstrators in Amritsar burned the Australian flag in protest, waving photographs of the offensive swimsuit and demanding that all of the garments be recalled.

Anyways, the company at last decided to cancell the production of swimwear with Lakshmi’s picture on it. In an “Important Press Release” posted in their website they said “…image of Goddess Lakshmi will not appear on any piece of Lisa Blue swimwear…” It is true that trivialization of religious convictions, symbols and concepts of anybody was not good and it was hurtful to devout. Businesses should display some ethical values also and not just always be focused on mercantile greed.
But what about our great tradition which created Kamsutra? Is gods are all against nudity? What is there so offensive against a dress piece with a picture?
Ohhhhh... questions, questions...meaningless questions... don’t ask too may questions...You have to live...
 and live peacefully.

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