“Pink it’s my new obsession
Pink it’s not even a question,
Pink on the lips of your lover,’cause
Pink is the love you discover”
“Pink …it’s the color of passion
‘Cause today it just goes with the fashion”
‘Pink’ also signifies compassion and caution (breast cancer and female reproductive health mascot). The pink ribbon is an internationally recognized symbol of hope and awareness in the fight against breast cancer.The colour has its own city (Jaipur – “The Pink City “) and its own theme song by an American hard rock band, Aerosmith. And yeah not to forget, its instant association with Barbie and her pink mansion.
According to Pantone.com, “2011 is the year of pink”. Designers calls it a “mood-lifter”- perfect to ward off the blues. The colour ‘pink’ emboldens us to face every day troubles with verve and vigor. It is “encouraging and uplifting”. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have been part of everyday life.
The colour ‘pink’ is also associated with being “cute and sweet” and it does generate a lot of happy and positive vibes, says Archee, my closest pal, who hates being called “Pinky” but doesn’t care what people think of her “borderline” obsession with this colour.
Sadly, A lot of guys don’t wear pink, despite wanting to because it’s so strongly related to being feminine. In my opinion, colour’s should not be categorised in this way. One should be free to wear whatever colour one wants.
Siding away the popular opinion of ‘pink’ being a “girly” colour, Saif Ali Khan (in Kal Ho Na HO) is among the first men on Indian celluliod to make wearing ‘pink’ not seem “effeminate”. Not only did he carry off that pink shirt well and manage to look ‘hot’, he made it acceptable too.
In my opinion, Pink is the color of compassion and empathy. Maybe this is why it is so associated to the feminine: because women are often times much more in tune to their feelings and expressing them. It is very often connected with romance, love, friendship harmony, relaxation and companionship. It is considered a color of good health and life.
To conclude, Typically, pink is referred to as a feminine color. But another school of thought says that Colours do not have gender.
Aarakshan garners mixed reviews of the critics and viewers. The movie is among the rare mainstream bollywood movies going beyond boy-meets-girl kind of story and presents the real aspects of reservation and education system of India.
The story centers around education system; the first half relates to Aarakshan peripherally and the second half showing the condition of our education system as a business in our society, quite unconnected with the first half. The message of movie is although very good, but you can not shake of the feeling that you are trapped in a three hour long lecture. Songs are good, but unnecessarily introduced in between the story.
Prakash Jha so-called raising the public issue talking like a great man in press conferences and making the point of anti-reservation just to get publicity. In fact, the movie is just the flip side of the coin.
When you watch the movie, first thing, you will laugh on our mighty politicians who were in favour of banning this movie, even after watching the movie. This shows the intellectual level of all of them.
The supreme court quashed the suspension of screening of the movie and lifts Uttar Pradesh ban on reservation. Speaking for the bench, Justice Sharma said: ‘In fact, such discussions on social issues bring awareness, which is required for effective working of democracy. In fact, when there is such public discussion and dissent there would be an informed public opinion which, is necessary for our society.’
Addition to that the court said: ‘Once the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has cleared the film for public view, the screening of the film can’t be stopped’. A very warm welcomed decision by the supreme court.
In short Aarakshan shows great insight into socio-political insight of education system in India, worth watching for that. But if you are looking for entertainment or some ‘Rang de Basanti’ type of bang you will be disappointed….choice is yours