Thursday, November 10, 2011


Dudes, its MOVEMBER- a moustache growing charity event held during November each year. Apparently you start the month clean-shaven and end it with a moustache, raising “money and awareness about male health issues” on the way.

And pinch me on this. This game has got its own rules!
  • You must begin the 1st of November with a clean shaven face.(better late than never)
  • You grow/groom a moustache for the entire month of November.
  • No joining of the mo to your sideburns.
  • No joining of the handlebars to your chin (that is considered a goatee).
  • You must conduct yourself as a true country gentleman.

This is so cool. well, it started for a cause and because it fun, they do gain a lot out of the event. The event was conceived in 1999 by a group of Australian men from Melbourne. It is also known as "Novembeard". Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression, in Australia and New Zealand. And since then, it has spread around the world. Just to make you realize the loudness - Over 15.2 million dollars were raised by Canada alone in 2010 which made it ahead of all other countries participating in the campaign including Australia where this campaign began seven years ago (as stated here).

People around the world have their own inspiring icons and they grow their own epic moustaches! Who could have thought to go back into the 80's fashion?? Who knew just growing of some facial hair would lead to a global movement?

From Salvador Dali(the surrealist), Charlie Chaplin(the comedian), John Waters(film maker/actor), Sam Elliot(actor), Tom Selleck(actor)(ooh..remember Monica's BF from Friends?), Genghis Khan(the Mongolian warrior), Hulk Hogan(the wrestler), Che Guevara(the revolutionary) John Hogdman(apple's PC guy) our Indian mustache men like Raj Kapoor, Pran, Raaj Kumar, Udham Singh, Mehmood, Amol Palekar, Shatrugan Sinha, Amitabh Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa, Anil Kapoor.....the swish Kapil Dev, the decoit Veerappan, or the politician Lal Krishna Advani....all have been recognized in their own mustache way!

How unique can you men be by keeping your facial hair in your way!Naaice!
Good luck to Movember!



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