Valentine`s Day on Saturday turned into a rallying point as much for forces of women`s liberty and progressiveness - as for self-proclaimed defenders of Indian culture. Lost in the hullabaloo were young lovers.
The war cry for and against Valentine`s day could be heard not just in metros like Mumbai and Delhi, where it is popular among youths, but also in smaller cities like Bhopal and Raipur, turning what was a non-event in these places into a talking point.
Young lovebirds seemed to keep a low profile and this was reflected as much in the slack sales at gift and flower shops as at restaurants and popular hangouts.
`Sales are nothing compared to the last few years when our stock used to get over,` said Narendra Kumar, who sells flowers near Delhi University`s south campus.
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