Good Girls Go To Nice Places But Do They Go To Goa?

The short answer is, yes. Of course they do! We’re referring to a cheeky little graphic piece that made quite a buzz on social media a few weeks ago. In textbook moral science style, the graphic takes a satirical view on ridiculous expectations from ‘good Indian girls’ but also makes a poignant point about how easy it is to displease the chauvinist elite in a largely patriarchal society by the mere biological fact of having breasts.

Yes, it doesn’t take much to be ‘a bad girl’ by some people’s standards!


The graphic is based on an almost endearing but ridiculous phenomenon in our collective childhoods, called Adarsh Balak (‘an ideal child’) who interestingly was cast as a boy. This preachy little chart was a school staple in telling us how to be good, virtuous little boys and girls. All we can say is, it didn’t get us very far!


This new chart was made by a group of students at Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology in Bangalore as part of an assignment. We’re happy to say that this subtle expression of frustration was made up of both boys and girls.


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How to be a ‘bad girl’ in India

Reposted from: BBC

Picture credits: BBC, Flickr


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Nothing makes Aditi happier than good shampoo, good design, evolutionary theory and a spicy Bloody Mary. A Bombay girl to begin with, she’s made a home in New York, Glasgow, Singapore and London over the last ten years. After a one-day career in hand modelling (true story) and a much, much longer stint in brands & advertising, Aditi is all set to make the most of her Delhi/NCR chapter. Aditi is the Delhi Editor for Zafigo and her writing has appeared in Little Black Book Delhi, Travel+Leisure and Huffington Post.

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