What comes to your mind when you think of India? A lot of people would probably think of food, culture, colours and diversity. All of these things pretty much capture the essence of India, and one remarkable thing encapsulates all of these characteristics that define India perfectly – Paan! Yeah, you read that right. Paan is the nucleus of Indian identity, and it was also declared the best cultural practice by UNESCO!
However, there are a few anti-social elements who want proud paan eaters to not spit as they please in the name of cleanliness!
How dare they infringe upon the rights of the common people and question the sacred practice of paan spitting? These people are spreading propaganda that spitting not only makes our streets and neighbourhood’s dirty but also spreads diseases. This is fake news! Eating and spitting paan doesn’t harm anybody, in fact, it adds to the richness of our culture and society.
Most people think that spitting paan on the streets is gross. Well, I would beg to differ. Spitting paan is not a crime; it’s an art form! Look at this comparison below.
Can you differentiate between the paan spit and the so-called contemporary art? No, you can’t because paan spitting is an art. But most people don’t get it and attack this prestigious form of art. The naysayers can try detracting the awesomeness of paan, but they will never succeed because eating paan has many advantages.
Advantage 1 – Eating a lot of paan can permanently stain your teeth with a shade of red which in turn will help you stand out from the crowd of white and yellow teeth people.
Advantage 2 – Regular consumption of paan can give you oral cancer which will allow you to travel in differently-abled compartments of local trains. These compartments are far less crowded, and you will finally get a seat!
Advantage 3 – If you eat ridiculous amounts of paan, then it will eventually start running in your blood. This will benefit you in case of a medical emergency that requires a blood transfusion. Instead of getting blood from a blood bank, doctors can simply chew and spit paan in a bottle to perform the surgery without any hassle.
Now, I would like all my paan eating brothers and sisters to place their hands on their hearts and pledge to never stop eating and spitting paan. Some initiatives like #IndiaHogaClean will try to dissuade you from spitting paan on the streets but don’t let them tell you what to do. You be yourself and keep painting the town red.
This is a partnered post.
Updated Date: Feb 02, 2018 17:56 PM