Give me Red

Why is my blog red?
It's not angry or aggressive.
It just got bored of the darkness, black represents. Sure, the mystery and power of black is an attraction, but for time being red is the way to be. (Shall get back to black but not yet.)

It is the colour of passion, energy, life and strength. And not to forget it is one of the hues that make dawn what it is...

Culturally, Red represents prosperity. It's what brides wear. Vermilion (sindur) is red implying fertility and strength! It amuses me to mention a sharp ironic metaphor within the land that uses the colour to imply auspiciousness. There is a village in Rajasthan where abortion and sex-determination are 'officially illegal'. Some smart doctors, however, carry on sonography and let the patient know the result in secret code. A signature in red ink means "it's a girl"! Obviously it represents danger...more like a stop light at a traffic signal. Grrr... Anyway, it means its a feminine shade :)

Another interesting fact about Red. If you were in Sweden and were to attend a wedding, do not wear red unless...you have slept with the groom (and wish to announce that to the world just on his wedding day!)

Of course, it is an erotic colour. I mean think of red nails, lips...lady in red.
But think of love...red roses, red wine under red dusk sky...

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe you get a lot of compliments when you wear red...from someone special in your mind...this 'red' blog seems to have taken inspiration from that. Is that correct?

summer-diary said...

Do one on black when you get back to black. Please.

By the way, blood is red, but I suppose you meant that when referring to red as color of passion.

allirekha said...

Wah! these many facts about red! about the sweden thing was really funny!

Purva said...

No Mr anonymous, this has got nothing to do with me looking pretty in red. I changed the template before you..sorry that 'someone' complimented me :)

Purva said...

sure shekhar/summer-diary
i made a reference to blood through 'life'...

Purva said...

thanks allirekha :)

Anonymous said...

You shouldn't be sorry for compliments. It aint a big deal, you know!!! Everyone gets complimented all the time :)

Purva said...

I ain't sorry for compliments!! May not be a big deal but I certainly do value all of those I receive...
of course everyone gets complimented all the time...

mujtaba7 said...

people who wear red are the ones who wish to get noticed and are confident of themselves....
Red symbolizes speed and style. Fast cars are red.Fashion experts always recommend at least a splash of red when dressing for a job interview or any other important meeting, because red symbolizes power, decisiveness and leadership.

muZer.. :-) said...

that's pretty interesting,, Purva.. especially that Swedish wedding thingie.. couldn't help but smile.. :-)

unforgiven said...

Red is awesome. Period.
No reasons necessary.

Sunshine said...

hey! been meaning to come around here for a while! i love the color red too! its my fav pick-me-up color...the one color i will def pick up from my wardrobe if im feeling sad or upset...the brightness of it cheers me up lots! :) also i sometimes tend to believe its my fav color...so i make sure im wearing something red for important exams/ interviews!

the swedish marriage thing was def interesting! haha...

krishna tirumal kumar said...

red is awesome colour !!!!
give me red

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