12 March 2008

Love the 'stache

Women of India: do you really like those thick, dust-broom mustaches half the men here sport?

2 comments:

bradley said...

Little did you know, in your travels you would also encounter the Seven UNESCO Mysteries of the World, of which this is one.

kajori said...

This is interesting: facial hair in India has traditionally been a symbol of virility. Indian sepoys in the British army often laughed at their unshaven British officers. Today, the police in Madhya Pradesh are being paid (30 rupees a month) to grow moustaches, bosses feel it will earn them greater respect. In cities though, more and more young men are opting for the unshaven "metrosexual" look. Apparently, someone has even made a film on the sociology of the moustache in India. Fascinating, isn't it? And no, hawaldar moustaches are definitely no turn on!