A passport is more than just a travel document; it's a personal testament to one's identity and a key that unlocks borders around the world. It's a holder of memories, stamped with the chronicles of journeys taken, and a sacred item that demands respect and care. Defacing it in any way is not just a violation of international travel norms but also a personal affront to one's own documented history.
Yet, in a whimsical defiance of such conventions, a video has emerged that captures the internet's attention for its sheer novelty.
The footage showcases a passport that has been repurposed into a domestic ledger and phone directory. Shared by Twitter user @DPrasanthNair, this video reveals the pages of what should be a pristine document filled with names, numbers, and notes of financial transactions.
The voiceover in the video, translating from Malayalam, reveals a mix of humor and dismay.
"This is my father's passport," the man says, "And this—my mother's handiwork."
He flips through the pages, each one a canvas of personal contacts and small loans: "₹2,000 to Bindu, ₹1,000 for marriage, ₹500 for Thulasi," and so on.
Posted on November 2, the video has since become a viral sensation, eliciting laughter and disbelief in equal measure.
It has amassed a significant number of likes and shares, sparking a conversation about the sanctity of personal documents and the unexpected ways in which they can be used—or misused.
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