Adventure Sports: When projecting a rocking image of your life on social media, nothing conveys “dynamic” more than pictures of oneself engaging in adventure sports. Which is why if any desi has skydived, you can be sure that’s his Facebook profile picture. It’s what social scientists call the “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” effect, a film that not only defined yuppie-cool as tomato-throwing, adventure sports, expensive bags and first-world problems of commitment and friendship, but also provided a generation a blue-print of what their life should be.
Or more precisely, should appear to be to their friends and peers.
Hence sky-diving. And white-water-rafting (the poor student’s skydiving), and bungee-jumping, rope-gliding, para-gliding and snorkeling.