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

  • April 21, 2014 at 1:52 am
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    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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    • April 22, 2014 at 11:26 am
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      Something like this is typical of India. Thanks for your comment Harleena.
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  • April 21, 2014 at 5:55 am
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    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.

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  • April 21, 2014 at 8:03 am
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    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. :)

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    • April 22, 2014 at 11:27 am
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      I think Indians are typically very shy people and that is why they cannot do it on the camera.
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  • April 21, 2014 at 8:08 am
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    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 . :)
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  • April 21, 2014 at 4:23 pm
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    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

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    • April 22, 2014 at 11:30 am
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      Hi Donna
      I didn’t know that you had Italian blood. You are right about kissing on the cheek, Italians do that a lot. Its a nice way to greet people. Thanks for your comment.
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  • April 21, 2014 at 6:33 pm
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    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
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  • April 21, 2014 at 6:44 pm
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    Lol.. But Public Kissing is Really Very Bad. We Should Avoid it.

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  • April 22, 2014 at 12:40 am
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    I find it so odd, but every country has its own different customs and we should all respect that.

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    • April 22, 2014 at 11:35 am
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      It is odd in fact. You are right, all countries have their own culture. Thanks for your comment Agness.
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  • April 22, 2014 at 7:32 am
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    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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  • April 22, 2014 at 11:17 am
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    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.

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  • April 22, 2014 at 11:43 am
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    Hi Shalu
    Really an awesome post. It show that how Indians are bashful.
    Thanks for sharing
    Keep posting.

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  • April 29, 2014 at 12:42 pm
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    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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  • May 1, 2014 at 7:47 am
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    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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  • May 1, 2014 at 5:07 pm
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    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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  • May 2, 2014 at 10:31 am
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    nice article about kiss fact of India.If You Kissing in Public is Very Bad. We Should Avoid it.

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  • May 4, 2014 at 10:36 am
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  • June 9, 2014 at 11:39 am
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    I see that your it is very interesting Video.Really Funny post.I also like this video.

    Thanks Shalu Sharma,

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  • June 24, 2014 at 7:26 am
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    Funny, now I have to kiss an Indian in public of course

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  • July 1, 2014 at 3:44 am
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    Ha-Ha funny video. I dont mind public kissing, but can not stand it on the TV

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  • July 28, 2014 at 8:11 am
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    amazing video..i too never try this in india…
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  • July 28, 2014 at 8:16 am
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    nice video…india is not a good place for kissing ………..
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  • August 9, 2014 at 2:48 am
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    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.

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  • October 15, 2014 at 6:55 pm
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    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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  • December 7, 2014 at 12:43 am
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    Found second half really interesting.Nice video representing many section of India society.

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  • December 31, 2014 at 12:16 pm
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    this video really interesting nice is the nice part of india and thsnks for this video
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  • January 15, 2015 at 6:27 am
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    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.

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  • March 12, 2015 at 5:12 am
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    You can piss in public but not kiss in public here. Very funny video and funny post haha. Thanks for sharing this. (Y)

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  • March 25, 2015 at 8:36 am
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    haha… very funny video i ever saw of this kind. people can abuse any body in public but they can’t kiss…. thanks for sharing…..

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  • April 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm
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    LOLZ!!!! Very funny video indeed. Kissing in public might be very embarrassing atimes.

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  • April 23, 2015 at 5:06 pm
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    well interesting video, its really hard for some people to do that in public. well posted.

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  • April 30, 2015 at 7:01 am
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    very interesting video.its good to know that expressing any kind such emotions or physical attachment doesn’t happen in India.its really appreciative.

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  • May 16, 2015 at 9:02 am
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    This one is really interesting and nice video.
    I loved the Indian culture after watching this video.
    Thanks for sharing it.
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  • June 22, 2015 at 5:48 pm
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    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.

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  • June 30, 2015 at 8:07 am
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    Hi Shalu Sharma,
    I am great fan of your website, you write very informative articles.
    Keep writing such amazing articles,
    Thanks for sharing.

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  • July 3, 2015 at 10:27 am
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    India has great culture and tradition, proud to be an Indian, Thanks for sharing such a wonderful video and post.

    Thanks !
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  • July 13, 2015 at 1:13 pm
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    I really love indian culture. I also love bigg boss tv show. Waiting for bigg boss 9.
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  • August 1, 2015 at 11:22 am
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    nice video really liked the guts it needs to do such things

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  • August 21, 2015 at 5:19 pm
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    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 :)

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  • August 31, 2015 at 6:51 am
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    Interesting articles and I must say Indians are indians actually 😛 Thanks for presenting, loved reading this article.

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  • September 2, 2015 at 3:38 pm
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    hahaha i like indians but this is a very funny video :)

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  • October 8, 2015 at 5:20 am
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    Really, this is a very funny video. This is not happening in India. Kiss in a public place is very big deal for Indian culture.

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  • October 29, 2015 at 12:19 pm
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    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.

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    Areesha Noor!
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  • October 30, 2015 at 7:06 pm
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    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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  • January 4, 2016 at 1:09 am
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    Superb article with nice detail view thanks for sharing shalu

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  • January 11, 2016 at 4:22 pm
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    Kissing in public is something really weird for Indians. And some how it’s something which makes us awesome, IF YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I MEAN.

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  • January 12, 2016 at 11:29 am
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    they might find it very normal, it’s not something that’s taken well in our country.

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  • January 29, 2016 at 4:02 am
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    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.

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