What happens when 20 Indians are asked to kiss on camera?

We Indians are an amazing lot. As a traveller to India, you’ll find out as soon as you step out of the airport. For instance, any sort of public affection between the two sexes is a no go area for us. Kissing in public is something that we don’t do at all costs.

If you don’t believe me, watch this video where 20 Indians were asked to kiss on camera. Although the video is in Hindi, it does illustrate what I am trying to say. In the video, 20 Indians were asked to kiss for the first time without any introduction. The video was a kind of a social experiment called the “First Kiss”. What this video shows is typical Indian responses, awkwardness and mindsets.

Be warned – In India, any displays of affection will probably violate public obscenity including kissing. Even a simple kiss could be disastrous giving the Indian police to charge you with obscenity and allow them to extort some money out of you. Don’t get us wrong; Indians do all the kissing they want, it’s just that they don’t do it in public or at least when no one’s looking.

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92 thoughts on “What happens when 20 Indians are asked to kiss on camera?

  1. Hi Shalu,

    Interesting video 🙂

    Yes, expressing any kind such emotions or physical attachment doesn’t happen in India, and I’m glad you mentioned that especially for the foreigners who visit so that they are careful. Although they might find it very normal, it’s not something that’s taken well in our country.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

  2. hahahaha 🙂 wow ! This is really so nice & romantic article 🙂 just kidding ! Well seriously Indian people are so unique on every way & these way may be Romantic, serious & selfish ! Many young couples are found in park while Kissing with each out but they feel little embrasse while Kissing on Camera.

  3. Funny and interesting stuff over there. Publicly kiss can be an awkward moment for every Indian teenage because they are not habitual of this. How ever you can see this on some special parks or restaurants that are made for lovers . 🙂

  4. Hi Shalu,

    Well this is a new one for me! I didn’t know that kissing in public was a no no! It’s a great thing that you posted this in case I go to India one day.

    I’m of Italian decent, and we kiss everyone! Kissing on the cheek in my culture is so natural, even for strangers.

    Thanks for the tip!


  5. I know kissing in public is something really weird for Indians. I remember when I use to see my relatives staying abroad kissing each other on roads during their Indian visit, I use to feel like wooh what are they doing…Lol

  6. Really fun video and shows the mentality of Indians. Generally Indians are very shy and don’t kiss in public, instead they do it when no-ones looking.

  7. Not just India, there are also other countries which don’t favour it. For example, in Indonesia kissing in public places will be penalized with 10 years of confinement and a penalty of 300 million of Indonesian rupiahs (33 thousand US Dollars).

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  9. I don’t think things are that bad. I think public hugging/kissing , holding hands etc is quite acceptable now. Of course, you cannot be overdoing things. But I think we are more progressive than we ourselves think. At least in the Cosmo cities.

  10. We should note that the video that is shown in this page would be a top sample of Indian culture in future.People are joking ,but it is true reflection of our culture and we should proud for that.

  11. a nice video thanx for posting post like this top sample of Indian culture in future.People are joking ,but it is true reflection of our culture and we should proud for that.

  12. Hi Shallu !!!
    Really such an Interesting Article ..
    Indians are Indians..Its a pleasure for me to be a part of this incredible India

    keep writing … I love reading your Articles 🙂

  13. Hi Shalu Sharma,

    This is really funny video, As you know, Our culture don’t permission to do that in public, I am Pakistani and you are Indian. We are decent people. In some of country, This is normal thing for couple but our culture don’t permission to do kiss in public or like that.

    Any way thanks for sharing this post.

    Areesha Noor!

  14. Hi Shaluji,

    I always like your article titles and topics which you choose for your blogs.
    Now coming to the article subject, this seems to be very unusual thing to ask in Indian, but i think you can also think about the reason from the people.

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  16. Interesting. Aren’t a lot of the Asian countries like that though? Or is it just India?

    I thought the video was going to be something more serious, but found the surprising tone funny.

    I’ll have to remember this post if I ever travel to India with my husband.

  17. Very nice video Shalu, The perfect ending for the title.. flowers showing on the screen as kissing from the old movies. Thanks for the great content.

  18. Hahaha 🙂 Shalu you just take a very good topic. this blog shows that, India is a where good and religious country where people wouldn’t show there self on camera while doing such things.

  19. Hi Shalu Ji,
    I have never thought that public people can even go in to such stage that they do this type of punishment with those who kisses in public. It looks funny but little awkward. Yes, kissing in public is not a good practice but i think the punishment should improve in to more betterr.
    Any way nice reading your content. Thanks for sharing the kiss facts of India.

  20. Haha… Interesting blog, What a experience. But this is not good way to test such things publicly with unknown people. Any way nice reading your content. Thanks for sharing the kiss facts of India.

  21. All in all, Indians are Emotional Fools and we are shy By default.We are having this behavior from our Ancestors.However, it is good to have nature like this we Indians have because Romance becomes deeper with this type of behavior.

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