One-stop guide on how to be a 'bad girl' in India

Published: February 20, 2015


It seems as though the concept of being a ‘bad girl’ in Pakistan and India don’t differ much. A woman can’t even ride a motorbike without being judged – according to art portrayed by a talented group of Indian art students.

A group of students at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India produced a series of satirical guide on how not to be a ‘bad girl’ in India, BBC reported.

The works were drawn up with visuals which seemed to be influenced by school posters that once appeared in classrooms across India in the 1980s and 1990s.

Some images depicting  guidelines that a ‘good girl’ should stray from are, well, don’t pout for starters.

A photo of the artwork made by students at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India. PHOTO: BBC

A ‘good girl’ also should not eat too much or eat too less, she should be able to make round rotis, and she definitely should not walk outside with her hair open.

You know what else a ‘good girl’ most definitely won’t do? Have breasts. Good luck defying biology, ladies.

The artwork has gained quite a bit of popularity, especially on social media. “We did not mean it to become social propaganda. It was done as part of an assignment,” said Furqan Jawed, a student who is part of the group.

Joylita Saldanha, an Indian woman who works for a tech firm in Bangalore, posted the artwork on Twitter after having seen it on Facebook.

“Growing up as an Indian girl, you hear most of these things being said to you all the time. That’s what caught my attention,” she said.

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  • Ali S
    Feb 21, 2015 - 11:00AM

    Haha this is quite brilliant. I’d say all of them would apply to Pakistanis tooRecommend

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