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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39 Responses to “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 :)
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  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. Interesting stuff and video about Indian thinking. Kissing is just normal thing, I don’t know why people feel so much shy on this topic. :)

  4. Listice says:

    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 . :)

  5. 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!

    -Donna

  6. Prerna says:

    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

  7. Bluecsi discount says:

    Lol.. But Public Kissing is Really Very Bad. We Should Avoid it.

  8. Agness says:

    I find it so odd, but every country has its own different customs and we should all respect that.

  9. Prasad Np says:

    Really funny, I loved every episode, specially the police guy trying to act tough. Some of these things also define India… :)
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  10. Pankaj says:

    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.

  11. Addison Grey says:

    Hi Shalu
    Really an awesome post. It show that how Indians are bashful.
    Thanks for sharing
    Keep posting.

  12. Worli says:

    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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  13. Nice post! Well discussed about the kiss fact of India. Tips- Avoid kiss in public in India, Its not allowed :)

    Thanks for sharing this important thing that not to do in India.
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  14. Aleah says:

    Very interesting view of the Indian mindset, Shalu. Filipinos are not into public kissing too, though maybe not as much as the Indians. Great video!
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  15. jeet sejwal says:

    nice article about kiss fact of India.If You Kissing in Public is Very Bad. We Should Avoid it.

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  17. i cant stop laughing! you just made my day with this video!

  18. Munmun Nishi says:

    I see that your it is very interesting Video.Really Funny post.I also like this video.

    Thanks Shalu Sharma,

  19. coco says:

    Funny, now I have to kiss an Indian in public of course

  20. Skylo says:

    Ha-Ha funny video. I dont mind public kissing, but can not stand it on the TV

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  22. Lynnea David says:

    Kissing and hugging I have heard that in India it comes with a big Hawww

  23. amazing video..i too never try this in india…
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  24. nice video…india is not a good place for kissing ………..
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  25. Haha … nice video ! It’s really very awkward for we Indians to do such in public places.

  26. 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.

  27. jamshad says:

    really nice post and data , your article deserved the salute , thanks man i appriciate you , i read yor blog , totally supported and slove my problem
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