Counter Trend Alert – the Retrosexual

photo.cms.gifheh – Indian men: Retrosexual stinkers – The Times of India -

NEW DELHI: Indian men stink. If anyone had any doubts about this, there are cold, hard numbers that will send these doubts to an unmarked grave. In a world in which man is less heterosexual and more metrosexual – male eyebrows are being plucked, chest-hair depilated and cheeks and underarms smell fresh – the Indian male is obviously a misfit. A market study done by ACNielsen, one of the world’s leading marketing information company, reveals that while the overall growth of deodorants and other personal care products rose by three per cent globally in the year 2003, in India it fell by 0.2 per cent.

Deodorant sales falling by 0.2% while population grows by 1.4% makes for a scary prognosis…. Queer Eye for the Indian Guy? Extreme Makeover: Desi Edition?

9 thoughts on “Counter Trend Alert – the Retrosexual

  1. And let’s not forget:

    Betrosexuals: looking for prosperity in Las Vegas Fettrosexuals: looking for fellow Star Wars geeks Jetrosexuals: Virgin Atlantic chairman Richard Branson Letterosexuals: wooing women through poetry Netrosexuals: think forking own Linux distro will win women Petrosexuals: over 50, oil wealth, dorky hair Smutrosexuals: only reproductive success is through self-pleasure Tetrisexuals: getting in where they fit in Titansexuals: well-hung in the stock options department Vetrosexuals: surround themselves with Vietnam vets and windsurfers Wetrosexuals: watersports Yetisexuals: never had an encounter with a waxing salon

  2. He did! Prakuti, did he tell you about his side job at Hallmark? He’s a pretty creative guy, our Manish is, but modest and homely too …

  3. homely

    bwahahaha!

    reminds me of those “biodata” ads that talk about homely women as if the adjective were a selling point. Total culture shock :)

  4. Thanks Ennis, Manish surely is talented and knows how to play well with words..I read his poetry too at his website.. hmm… parttime job at hallmark cards is too simple/straightforward for him..Manish’s writing has humor and wit and probably needs to be probably a script writer for political satire/comedy show (like Jon stewarts show).. Anyway this is a good intellectual/linguistic exercise. May be Manish should blog more on words like these.. BTW GC homely doesnot only mean “homely” in a girlish way, it also means “simple and unpretentious nature”..and I think thats a wonderful compliment.. To be humble and homely are great virtues..

  5. Oy, please, cease this tease. Ennis, get thee to an autostimulatory punnery; we know you’re the master of lingua franca. Prakruti, thank you. I bow humbly.

  6. BTW GC homely doesnot only mean “homely” in a girlish way, it also means “simple and unpretentious nature”..and I think thats a wonderful compliment.. To be humble and homely are great virtues..

    Oh, I’m aware that it means something different in Indian English. But in American English, if you’re homely you have a damn good reason to be humble! :)

  7. GC – a quick reply..I know homely in american english has a different meaning,but since this was about M’s literary skills which are no doubt excellent, I preferred and choose a different meaning for the same word (Indian english).. And even if u are homely in the american sense, does not mean u need to be humble bec. of that..u can still be arrogant and have pride over ur other skills like intellect/education/literary skills etc.,and still be homely (in the american way:-)