Viral poster tells how to be a 'Bad Girl'

New Delhi/Bengaluru, PTI | Updated : 27 February 2015, 02:11 PM

A bad girl pouts, eats too much, cannot make round ‘rotis’, goes to Goa, walks outside with the hair open, rides a motorbike - these are among various traits that depict a bad girl in the latest satirical poster being shared widely by netizens.

The ‘Bad Girl’ or ‘Ek buri ladki’ poster, which went viral after a user posted it on microblogging website Twitter, gives a satirical twist to the retro Indian Book Depot charts, which were popular in schools across the country in the 90s and highlighted good and bad habits.

The poster has twelve illustrations depicting the traits of a ‘bad’ girl the one who pouts, smokes and drinks, eats too much, has breasts, can’t make round ‘rotis’, eats too less, goes to Goa, walks outside with the hair open and rides a motorbike, among others.

The poster was ideated as part of a project done by a group of five students of Bangalore-based Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology. From an exhaustive list of topics when the group zeroed-in on ‘Bad Girl’, little did they know that it would end up being widely circulated on the social media.

“The process was not very challenging as after selecting the topic, we picked about eighteen obvious aspects of how women are looked at. The ideas did not have to be high-pitched but effective,” Furqan Jawed, a third-year student of Visual Culture and one of the five who conceived the idea, told PTI.
First Published: Friday, February 27, 2015 02:05 PM
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