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|Uttam said: (Jul 16, 2017)|
|I don't think culture decays, it actually improvises and I think our culture is in no way better than others except for the zero. Oh! come on guys many people in this world gave science their contributions but that doesn't judge their culture. Here culture actually refers to traditions and customs followed by us. In America the divorce rate is 40% and in India it is 1% but, it dosen't mean that married people in India are happy, they (mostly women) adjust for their children and also they are afraid of society. We have dowry system, even now in many rural places child marriages are happening. Coming to our ancient India, we forget that there is even sati. Even after independence 40 cases were discovered on sati, god knows how many were not known to the jurisdiction. Arranged marriages where mama and papa see the girl and approve her as if she is a broom stick checked if its in correct condition before using it. Then the boy marries her mostly without even knowing her likes and dislikes, opinions. So, finally I just want to repeat what Dalai Lama said. Open your arms free, get ready to change with the world but do not Let go your values. Most of us believe that today our culture is decaying but who set the culture, we the human beings right.|
|Ritu said: (Jul 13, 2017)|
Little bit, I am telling about Indian cultural VS Western culture. The both cultural are good, but I thinking about India, India not provided such kind of knowledge as well as facilities to the people, school, colleges, but in the western culture, they provide some type of knowledge, facilities according to the school and colleges, so my opinion is the main part is knowledge and the various facilities, that also provides to the Indian people, schools and colleges. As compared to western culture.
|Anubhav said: (Jun 30, 2017)|
|I think our culture has decayed far beyond recognition - we talk about respect but its just talk. We don't respect women - we rape them, destroy their spirit and ambitions by getting them married at an early age and make them serve a man. We don't respect children - we manipulate them and destroy their childhood by faulty education system and unrealistic expectations. We don't respect our elders - we destroy their peaceful last years by our greed for the inheritance. We don't respect our country - because we destroy it in the name of caste, religion, progress (destroying the coveted nature). We don't respect our rivers - because in the name of culture and rituals we destroy its essence and purity. We don't respect our religion - because we manipulate the very nature of 'global religion' - we name other religions as the aggressors and try to twist our own beliefs. We are too many and are ruled by mob mentality. We will get what we deserve.|
|Harshita said: (Jun 27, 2017)|
|In my opinion, our culture is not decaying at all, in fact it is becoming more adoring and is leading us to the top. Our culture is just inheriting some good points of other cultures like providing education to girls which is a plus point for our country. So our culture is a colorful blend of different cultures respecting and following it's own culture too.|
|Heriys said: (May 9, 2017)|
|I think the culture is not decaying.
I'm not insulting our culture but just acknowledging that the changes that come in our culture are good and are not decaying but making our culture more beautiful.
|Sinan said: (May 6, 2017)|
|Yes, our culture is decaying. In our earlier age if guests arrive in the house they wish them and treats them in a very proper manner but nowadays we can see that if the guest or their own parent arrives home they keep on playing in mobile or tab etc. This really shows that our culture is decaying.|
|Kumti said: (May 5, 2017)|
|I don't feel that our culture is decaying. Yes, it is changing but for good. People now have their own choice, they are able to do things which we were not able to do before. The doping of Indian culture with western our European culture in a good manner is not at all bad. Now, we are free and still Indian. The culture is not decaying us it is just bringing a few changes that our leading us to the top. We are now on the top posts of the world only because we are able to interact that we didn't use to do earlier. This change which is present in all of us is just because of the few changes that came because of western culture. Women are on top because we changed the thinking that women are just good as housewives only.
I'm not insulting our culture but just acknowledging that the changes that came in our culture are good and are not decaying but making it more beautiful. That is why India is the fastest growing country in the world.
|Khush said: (Apr 13, 2017)|
|My point of view, states that Indian culture is not decaying. Our culture taught us to bow in front of elders as a sign of respect. To treat our guests with respect ' athithi devo Bava' to help the poor and needy. To chant God's name and meditate in silence. I do believe blend of Indian and western culture is good because now I can see woman going for education, they are just not confine to kitchen. Equal respect for human beings irrespective of caste greed and gender. Freedom in thoughts is also important. Dressing sense never really matters. Rightly said never judge a book by its cover so even a person with western dress might have respect for his homeland. It's not always the outward appearance but the inside you which matters by your thoughts words and actions. There may be people who are decaying it but they are not necessarily the ones with broad minded thoughts.|
|Vivek Maurya said: (Apr 13, 2017)|
|Firstly, I welcome you all.
It is our only culture who welcomes every single person to openly share his thoughts, and makes changes for themselves according to his/her own comfort. It is only our culture who taught to bow down to our elders. And it is our culture which says do change if the change is good for you and for society. And it is our culture who says to change a society you have to change yourself irst, on your mind level. Swami Vivekananda says" for you own and nation growth you have to adopt Indian culture but also have to learn from Western how they open in their thoughts, decisions, innovations, and in equality". So clothes and web are not decaying our culture, our culture depends on our own thoughts and who we really are.
Conclusion- our culture is not decaying, it is upon us to make our culture more better than it is.
|Jothi said: (Apr 6, 2017)|
|Hi friends, our culture is decaying in my point of view.Indian culture is much more better than the other countries because our dress code, foods, culture is totally varied from my country. So I say my culture is always better.|
|Westi said: (Apr 5, 2017)|
|Indian culture is the worst culture of all and I don't see any reason why we follow it. We should inspire people who are adopting western culture. Video games are really super cool and I don't know why people play outside. Indian "classical" dances are really boring and western dance is really cool. I mean, who likes kathak and Bharatnatyam. West part of the world is the best part of the world.|
|Jimmy said: (Feb 21, 2017)|
|I feel its a question of changing behavior of the average person in our society. These days people have become more selfish and there is a tremendous lack of empathy for other people, for the society. Back in old days people fought to protect their family, country and god. These days its just total and absolute addiction to entertainment and fun seeking activities and temporary gratification of senses. I have nothing against all of this, but for entertainment and fun to become the sole focus of living, that's what is disturbing. Another worrying trend is that these days people in general just can't seem to get along with each other. It seems that stress and tension and quarreling over insignificant issues has become a constant factor in the daily life of the average person. As a direct result of this people are now more distant and divided from each other and more self-centered. People prefer online communication more via internet/mobile than real face to face communication. The human bonding that is the adhesive of a strong and healthy society is fast evaporating. I feel people should wake up to the fact they are being distracted by endless entertainment and divided by petty quarrels. All of this may sound negative bit I feel this is what is actually happening and this is certainly not our way of living and definitely not our culture.|
|Abhii said: (Feb 17, 2017)|
|Yes, definitely it's decaying.
When I was young I used to play games lock and key chess but now kids use to play with video games.
Second thing the dressing sense of man and women have changed. Day by day its getting shorter.
Trade of joint family have been declined.
And if we opt western culture. Where the people see with by bad way. Or the intention is wrong. Because they haven't seen this culture.
|Aman Sinha said: (Feb 17, 2017)|
|Indian culture is the message of humanity, importance of relation, paragon of morality, and living evidence of peace and brotherhood: It is whole discipline in itself, but western culture are lack of them and trying to eradicate the goodness of Indian culture by attracting comfort was and addicted to luxurious.|
|Anu said: (Jan 26, 2017)|
|Yes, Our culture is DECAYING. I still remember the days when we were first introduced to Television. A popular serial "Hum Log" used to be aired. I was still a kid in class 4th or 5th. I remember most characters wore traditional clothes except for "Nanhe" a young boy. We idolised him started wearing jeans instead of kurta pyjama. Congratulations, Culture erosion had just begun. We took pride in learning English, started ignoring Sanskrit, as it was our optional language till 9th. We chose to educate our kids in convent schools and Kendriya Vidyalaya remained with government employees. There's nothing bad in updating oneself technically but aping the west is one should strongly despise. We should remember that our roots teach brotherhood and love not greed and lust. All that west has taught us is to compete against each other and stoop low to reach the bottomless pit of deceit and betrayals. We could revive our culture by doing small things like saying name with hands folded in prayer and touch feet of elders and gurus. We use Hindi as much as possible. Visit temples as frequently as possible. Teach our kids to bow low in respect and not reach so high is life so that when time comes we are not bound to stay at elderly homes and our last rites conducted by people we don't even know.|
|Payal said: (Jan 16, 2017)|
|Yes, I think our culture is decaying and it's not only about the clothes we wear but also many other things. Less than 40 percent youth is aware today about Sanskrit language which is one of the purest languages in world. In food interests, youngsters are more interested in burgers, pizza and coke even after knowing how harmful it is. Children spend most of their childhood with video games. Concept of joint family is vanishing. People prefer to say "bye" and "hello" rather than namaste and touching elder's feet.|
|Chhabi Badaik said: (Dec 11, 2016)|
|No, I don't think so, because In dressing ancient Indian were far more ahead in nudity E.G: Statue of barely clothed dancing girl of Mohenjo-Daro, Khajuraho temple, Konark temple etc. Clothing was same for both men and women I. E a rectangular piece of cotton until Maurya Period, no underwear, no blouse like dress for women. Untouchable and women are getting equal right. Then we are indulging in idol worship, astrology which is not Vedic culture but Gupta culture. So it depends on us, which aspect of Indian culture we are talking about.|
|Chhabi Badaik said: (Dec 11, 2016)|
|No, I don't think so.
1. If any one is saying it in dressing sense, then he or she is totally little information. In ancient India, this country is full of nudity E.G Dancing girl statue, Khajuraho temple, Konark etc. People were wearing one piece of Cloth until Maurya empire, I.E no blouse for women, Women and men were both have same clothes.
2. After the composition of Manusmriti around 400 CE, untouchable Caste had worst position in society, also women position in society had become less than men unlike in Maurya Period.
|Arya Paul said: (Nov 28, 2016)|
|I think our culture is decaying because the school days that my father had experienced like no competition among kids in studies, playing manual games instead of video games and goes on the great gurukul system is vanished respect has vanished instead of amma and appa dad and mom came value of Indian culture is slowly disappearing sarees and dhotis are replaced but still I hope for some values somewhere may the hope be true, yes we should change according to time and situation but should not forget the root that is still holding us without falling.|
|Shibnath Mukhopadhyay said: (Nov 18, 2016)|
|Yes, our culture is decaying day by day. Mainly we are responsible for this decaying. If any of our Indian can adopt something from west, he or she takes pride for it. And in same case, if he had some ancient cultures due to good family background he or she tried hard to hide the fact from others and feel ashamed. In every part of our culture like music, movie, language are decaying. We thought that if one knows good English then he is very educated. Bt if inspite of huge knowledge in other fields only for weakness in English he or she is ignorant of us. This is our ignorance. Many words of English has been adapted from Sanskrit-our most ancient language. The most astonishing thing is that we are talking about how western culture decaying our culture and we are giving or compelled to give our opinion in English language.|
|Siluveru Kiran Kumar said: (Nov 16, 2016)|
|No, I don't think so why because of our culture is the very strong and immersed in the people. No one can destroy that in case of any such things happened we have to make campaigns so that they know our greatness of our culture. Every one of us has the responsibility to respect and protect our culture. But some other cultures are coming and destroying our culture so we should be careful.|
|Srikanta Sha said: (Nov 9, 2016)|
|India is a culturalist country so how we left the culture when a simple art has become colorful that can attract to the people like this our culture as car festival who can attack to the world people.|
|Xyz said: (Oct 26, 2016)|
|Our culture is not decaying anyways.
Festivals are an important part of any culture and I think we still celebrate the festivals with the same enthusiasm and fun.
It is just evolution. We are just advancing.
If people kept on thinking the way their forefathers did, the world would never change.
It is just that we are getting modern.
Though we have an impact of western culture on our culture and today's generation but that doesn't mean that our culture is decaying.
Although we wear jeans and skirts but that doesn't mean we have forgotten to wear sarees or suite.
This is just changing and we need to accept it this is just modernization and without it, our country can't develop.
|Shiksha said: (Oct 17, 2016)|
I feel our culture is decaying many in present days, English words have originated from Sanskrit and Hindi, which should make us proud of speaking our national language. Speaking English for development of our country is definitely a great way to make a mark on the global scene, but China, France, and Germany are far ahead of us in all aspects yet they proudly converse in their own language. Children are forced to speak English by their elders for better jobs etc. If these countries can be developed by speaking their own language, why can't we?
|Gaurav said: (Oct 12, 2016)|
|During 1830s lord Macauley, a British minister visited India and found the richness Indian culture he gave a statement that I've travelled across the boundaries of this country in if we wanna rule it we have to destroy its culture. And there starts our culture decaying. Gurukul was replaced by modern schools, Sanskrit by English, classical dance by western dance and many more. I'm not saying that it was bad, but every country needs amendments in its culture with time but losing culture totally from our lives is bad. A culture of a country define its people and throwing away the values of culture is bad.|
|Manoj said: (Oct 3, 2016)|
|According to me, Women are not doing the kolam. The kolam is an exercise to women.|
|Vasanth said: (Sep 29, 2016)|
|No, I don't think so. Culture is something that must and will change with generations. Just because it changes doesn't mean its decaying. You see people do things that bring comfort and increases their well-being. Back in those days, people used to wear this and sarees. But in today's generation is wearing jeans and skirts. It is because they are more comfortable to work with, takes less time to wear, easier to maintain and also have the ability to hold stuff (pockets). Now do this and sarees are worn in functions as they are more elegant.
The argument that "children don't respect their parents nowadays, they watch tv whole day" are from a point of view when they (parents) were kids. I am pretty sure that they have also got such comments from their parents (this is called juvenile). Yes, it is true that we are becoming more nuclear families, but it is because we have enough resources to live independent.
If you see countries like Japan they are more cultured and orthodox than us but have embraced western technology and fashion more than us (in fact they pioneered in technology).
So what I say is embrace what is good and leave what is bad. Develop our culture guys and girls :).
|Sahib Singh said: (Sep 28, 2016)|
|I think Indian culture is not decaying. We see every year people celebrate every festival with a lot of happiness. Festival is an important part of an Indian culture. I want to say our culture is decaying, our lifestyle is changing. Do girls wear shorts that mean they forgotten their culture? No, she respects their elders, celebrates every festival.|
|Abhishek said: (Sep 26, 2016)|
|I think the humans are adopted only those stuff that they found easy to them. In 90 centuries we Indians are having many of our good cultures like that, yoga, wearing kurta, payjama, saaries, respect our elders by touch elders feet and some having bad cultures like that early age marriage, dowry system, doing pee in open, equality in society, caste system etc. Our Indian culture is like our treasure and we don't throughout by adopting western culture but now in 20 centuries we are educated people and educated people are smart they adopt only what they find right for the people and society. So we adopt some of their western cultures like maintaining good quality of life, improve in dresses, bridge the gap between two sex, eating pizza and burger etc and I don't think so that our culture is decaying. Because we try to put ourselves in better than the earlier lifestyle. But at end of the day, we humans could not adopt some good cultures like time punctuation, cleanliness, innovation, work complete before deadlines etc that is more needed in now in these days.
|Abhishek said: (Sep 24, 2016)|
|No such thing as "Indian culture". There are cultures the subcontinent. Culture is the cream of a civilization. Civilization erroneously understood as people popularly is essentially the framework on which culture stands. So language is civilization but poetry/satire is culture. What has happened is that over time (not now, since long before independence) our civilization (in which lies our values/worldview) has been replaced by the western civilization (values). The culture is adjusting to sitting atop this western civilization.|
|Nandhini said: (Sep 6, 2016)|
|Yes our culture is being spoiled. But only by us.
We are the one who is adopting western culture. First of all, we should have respect to our culture, then we will not even think about adopting western culture. We think that western culture is better than our culture. But the truth is that, weatern culture is really simple and easy to follow whereas Indians' is bit tough to follow. As we prefer not strain too much for our culture we go for western culture and we also name it modernization, which is really cause by our laziness. As a matter of fact, western people don't celebrate Diwail, Pongal, then why do we have to celebrate valentine's day? As a citizen of Indian we have greatest responsibility to reform our culture.
|Janki said: (Sep 1, 2016)|
|No, Indian culture is not decaying, Like all culture in the world, India culture is evolving.
When cultures come in with the other culture, they pick their best aspects and reject the bad aspects. That's how culture survives.
|Subhasree said: (Aug 15, 2016)|
My opinion about the culture of India still stands. I think that the people of India will not change. Today on the day of our independence also I see the people least interested in our culture. On this day we gained independence but I here stand with a question, have you seen any person to wear a dress that resembles our own Indian culture?
According to me, I have seen the people talk about everything else except the importance of this day. The people who have supported westernization I am not offending them but I ask them all a single question. "Was it possible for us to get westernized if the British would not have given us independence or the freedom fighters like Gandhi or Netaji had not taken any action?".
I would like to say that the decay of our culture lies in our own hands, if we are not able to prevent it from decaying then we may suffer a huge loss.
|Sarayu said: (Aug 13, 2016)|
|I think our culture is not decaying. Because, history is a cycle. It keeps on repeating in one or the other way. So one day our culture will be back.|
|Chetan Verma said: (Aug 11, 2016)|
|According to my thoughts, our culture is really decaying. We follow the western culture and foreign culture and forget the Indian culture. India is a country of different people and different culture but why we should follow the another culture. Our Indian culture supports the youth for martyrdom, support for unfair, support for saving other life, respect the elders and elders, avoid drugs and many much more things. But today we follow different culture like forget the respect of teachers and elders, avoid nation love etc if we really want to follow the western culture and foreign culture, first of all, we know very well they were follow some points like cleanliness, systematic and good management, punctual of time, and invent a different things but they can't follow the Indian religious culture or agriculture etc. For adjoining this foreign culture media and technology plays a very vast role.|
|Mirrazasha said: (Aug 11, 2016)|
Do you want to know the harsh truth why CULTURE is decaying? The answer is simple, IGNORANCE. The citizens of India are ignorant. The kids of generations are ignorant. I see many kids these days who use cheap, vulgar words to call their friends.
I see kids calling their friend's in bad words. The kids don't even know what comes out their mouth. They dye to colour their hair red, blue and yellow.
You would amaze to know how much kids idolize movie stars. They engage in silly fights, for instance, they fight over movie stars,
Friend 1:- Salman is best, Bhai acting is worth oscar.
Friend 2 :- no, dude Salman sucks, SRK movies blockbuster!.
In terms of fashion, girls kill it. I mean really kill it. They get inspired by Hollywood movie stars walking red carpets.
There was someone who asked whether you would dress Gandhi to an event. NO! is the answer. But I would something decent not indecent.
|Athira Anu said: (Aug 6, 2016)|
In my opinion, yes. Our culture is decaying in day to day, Indians are following foreigners we go everywhere in the world our culture that is very important for an Indian origin so we always respect our culture.
|Ramya Adiga said: (Aug 6, 2016)|
According to my perspective, our culture is not decaying. If it had been, it would have demolished by this time. If it had been decaying since Mughal or British attacked India it would not have a small trace of it by this time. But our culture could fight and stand still despite all these.
Our country has protected and respected all the philosophy and knowledge of our culture, no matter how many ever countries conspired to destroy the precious knowledge and tried to impose their culture on us.
I agree with a fact that some generation particularly youths are more attracted towards Western culture. I I hope in the certain point of their life they would be enlightened by the peacefulness attained by following our culture. The most brighter side is that Western people are adopting our culture and are willing to have the precious knowledge.
|Bipesh Kr said: (Aug 3, 2016)|
|In my opinion, our culture is decaying because we have no idea what do, our younger generation get spoiled by copying western culture. They always stick to the computer and doesn't know his responsibilities.|
|Bipesh Kumar said: (Aug 3, 2016)|
|In my opinion, our culture is decaying because we learn more negative things from western culture rather than positive thing like drinking of girls, dressing sense. Apart from that we also suggest everyone to do such thing.|
|Subhasree said: (Jul 26, 2016)|
According to me, our culture is decaying. In our day to day life, we see people saying that western culture is so "advanced". We also see people saying that we must always follow the western culture but according to me do we ever see those people follow it themselves? I think not. Whenever I go out of my house the one thing I always notice in the streets is the amount of garbage which is spread on the streets. Now this is not an example of westernization. It is true that western people are much more concerned about cleanliness. There is no harm in following the culture of other nations but if we want to follow it we must do it sincerely. Our forefathers were not like us. They always maintained the cleanliness because of their clear minds or some or the other superstitions. Nowadays the people of our nation have become more rich, more powerful, and more blind to all the moral values. Therefore they do what they want to do and follow their own minds without thinking about the consequences. Therefore I conclude that our culture is decaying and it will certainly decay if we don't take the appropriate measures to stop it.
|Ishita said: (Jul 21, 2016)|
|With foreigners accepting our traditional ways and methodology of living and surviving, we ourselves are just busy in aping their traditions in the name of freedom. But we forget that with freedom comes great responsibility and in this scenario our responsibility is not only to maintain a balance between two cultures but also respect and treat our cultures equally from the depth of our hearts and not just for the heck of it so that we can carry forward our identity with our future generations the way our ancestors did.|
|Vivek Uphyayay said: (Jul 17, 2016)|
|Hi, I am Vivek Upadhyay. I feel that yes our Indian culture is decaying if we asked today's generation what is Bhagwat Gita there is a big question mark on another side if we say to today's generation about best wrapper then yes people know these mean there is a lack of knowledge of India culture tradition and our ancestors.|
|Mirrazasha said: (Jul 16, 2016)|
People are often misguided in many ways. I like not to speak about culture but universal moral values that should be adopted by everyone. These moral values are highlighted key aspects of any religion. From these religion stems culture that ensures that right pathway in which a person guided to maintain a happy life and ensures that it does not conflict with other's happiness. These generation's kids adopt Western influence because they it gives them freedom and grants them other happiness which is in conflict with the moral values. Drug abuse, smuggling, uncontrolled lust, greed, gluttony, swindling, murder, betrayal and there is plenty more to say here that goes on in this generation. The world has ultimately become corrupt and nasty. This is not because of westernization nor globalization. Believe me this nothing with them but with ourselves. It depends on upon us, individual. We must to an understanding that we are responsible for our actions and we are accounted for its consequences. The moral values guide us to if not ideal but at least a normal life deprived most of the sins we commit. I urge all brothers and sisters to think about the logical and ethical way of living. We can finally come to Peace if we just follow what's good. Believe me, people are idiotic, they need to guide properly or else its chaos. That's the problem. Both the government and people themselves these days don't know what Right.
|Ayesha said: (Jul 4, 2016)|
|Of course, our culture is not decaying as you have seen in my last comment. There are some brothers who are wearing trousers shirt the shirts but they are saying that their sisters should wear the cultural dress. But why? If they can wear the western dress so why can't girls wear western dresses? Ok, the girls will also follow Indian culture if boys also started wearing Kataria and Paijama.
Thanks a lot my brothers are not like others.
|Ayesha said: (Jul 4, 2016)|
It's our choice if we want to wear the cultural dress like salwar kameez or kurta pyjama or street or we want to wear western dress. As an Indian, we should respect our nation but as a human, we should respect every nation. Girls wearing shorts are also making Diwali and also greet elders my saying namaste. Even if they are wearing the western dress they are maintaining their culture.
At last, I would say our culture is not decaying.
|Rajesh said: (Jun 29, 2016)|
|It is not crime or shame in accepting western cultures in terms of external things such as technology and in abandoning some contemptible features of our old, misrepresented cultural values that was pestering real human values. In precise words, accept what is good and get rid of what is bad.|
|Atul Pratap Singh said: (Jun 28, 2016)|
|Being western is not the true mark of modernization. One can wear saree/kurta and still have the broad mind.|
|Tania said: (Jun 14, 2016)|
|Now if you are invited to a meeting or a party in TAJ HOTEL in Mumbai how many of you would dress like Gandhiji and attend the official meeting or the party? here the comments I feel are mostly on the topic of today's fashion which is influencing youth.|
|Tania said: (Jun 14, 2016)|
|I strongly believe that adopting western culture is not a sin, in fact, I must say that it is respecting other countries culture along with your own. A girl wearing jeans or shorts doesn't mean that she has forgotten her so called sanskar. If I m not wrong then I must say men must wear kurta pyjama where ever they go if they are so much into their culture, in fact, they should stop wearing coats and wear traditional dhoti Punjabi and roam in the streets. Our Indian culture is beautiful and is respected by all of us wearing a western cloth is all up to the people's choice. And ya we think that parents feel proud that their children are adopting the western culture and forgetting the Indian culture I will say no to it they are happy that their children are balancing both cultures. I live in QATAR near DUBAI I will say that all Indian students here are very much proud of their identity and follow their customs in fact whenever we meet our elders we make sure we greet them with NAMASTEY UNCLE NAMASTEY AUNTY and touch the feet of our gurus not only that we also pray to god regularly and celebrate all the festivals here.|
|Sanjib Kumar Dash said: (Jun 7, 2016)|
|Friends, culture can't decay. Our lifestyles are decaying by mixing of different cultures. Our traditional culture was designed as per our environment by experts in such a way that it protects us in many different ways. For example Indian, organic food is the best food for great health. Indian cotton clothing was the best for our Indian climate. Families used to live together. All were entrepreneurs and were together in all good and bad times. People were studying in gurukul and were taught about values on respecting elders and loving youngers. Worship the powers, protect environment etc. But now children study engineering, work in software, stay away from parents, parents suffer without children, many people suffer from lifestyle diseases, excess pesticide in food. All these are the side effects of the wrong culture in wrong place. Who has to correct this? We have to correct this, we have to protect our environment, we should do organic farming, we have to teach our children about values in life. If we fail to do so we will have to face the consequences. Friends wake up soon before everything is spoiled.|
|Raghav said: (Jun 1, 2016)|
|It's our culture, I think that we should promote using more and more the outfits related to our culture. Yeah using modern outfits is good but we should often choose our culture.|
|Simran said: (May 29, 2016)|
|It's totally wrong to say that our culture is decaying. We are just learning new things from the western cultures such as the habit of cleanliness, tragic rules, transportation, accountability, and much more. If we are learning new things then what's wrong in this. ?but. People should be very careful whatever they are adopting is good or bad for them and for their culture.|
|Shiksha Nath said: (May 29, 2016)|
|Well, I feel, yes our culture is decaying. In India, what kind of clothes we want? western. And what if we see someone in suit or kurta, what does come in our mind "old fashion". Is this our culture? we fell shame on our culture whereas we feel proud of western culture. We don't realize that the one who is wearing suit or kurta, is respecting our culture more than us.
At last, I want to mention that, learning another culture is good but feeling shame on our own culture is more harmful then adopting other culture.
|Esther said: (May 15, 2016)|
From my on view since culture is the life that means it cannot decay but can be abused. Since we have been improved it seems we have been decayed but modernisation as just decrease our value.
|Kuhu said: (May 8, 2016)|
|I believe that our culture is not decaying, though we are heading towards modernisation but there are certain things in our country that has not changed and probably won't change in future, one of which is unity and attachment with family, selflessness in relations, which is not seen in other countries.
Modernisation is just a mindset, because in this phase of globalisation we are forced to adopt or copy the english style so as to be accepted around the world and that is the reason why foreign people are also copying Indian way of dressing and learning basic hindi language. This proves that the exchange of culture is both sided, so I think that its not that our culture is decaying its just that we are acceptable to multiple cultures which is surely a positive thing.
|Murtuza Zozwala said: (May 8, 2016)|
|Change is the universal law, adopted by the times. Invention of new religion around the globe was a result of change, then I don't understand why we blame east & west?|
|Satyam Kumar Sharan said: (Apr 23, 2016)|
|Today our country is growing very rapidly and its people are also getting rich. With the passing days, a new generation came and adopt new styles and fashion and trying to create an unimaginative world. But have we ever thought about the word 'fashion'? It is the word which has diverted the whole world from their aims and target. It is the word which teaches to compromise from them. It is a word which has taken away the morality far from the human lives. Today our youngsters are creating the world where a person is a model or an object. So our people of India always be a man of principle it will save you and your family from distortion. I hope from my citizen that you will protect and preserve our culture as our culture is submerging into the western culture.
|Malavika said: (Apr 22, 2016)|
What I feel is each and every region of this world has risen from their base which is the traditions. But that was a long time ago. The lifestyle changed. From a particular region's traditions, we have started to follow other region's ones. We are in a global world. So I don't think declining of tradition is an issue to be concerned about. Our traditions began vanishing from the day we gained freedom. Today we are living in a world where we define each and every aspect scientifically and not traditionally. We live according to our conditions and not following any tradition. We do what we believe and that becomes our tradition. Today the world have such an attitude. And that is never a bad THING I guess. In this era of a world much faster than we believe, tradition can be anything. No person in this world can be defined as we think because they have their own traditions.
|Gurleen Kaur said: (Apr 15, 2016)|
|My mind saying nothing because I do not understand what happens what is saying nothing and I do not understand. Thank you.|
|Satyam Kumar Sharan said: (Apr 10, 2016)|
|According to my view, our culture is not declining it is we Indian people who follow the western culture and declining our own Indian culture. Instead of Our Indian culture being one of the best cultures in the whole world is decaying day-by-day by adopting western clothing, festivals, etc. And western culture being as a wrong one is flourishing day-by-day, it's all because of cinemas, internet, changed surroundings, etc. Our ancestors have sacrificed their life to give India as an independent identity having its own culture, traditions and then they serve our nation to us in the hope that the coming future will protect its own culture but if our ancestor will come today see our condition then they feel same on themselves because today each and every rule has broken. So our Indian feel same before saying that "I am an Indian". It's my request to each and every Indian that please, please adopt our Indian culture.|
|Vivek said: (Apr 2, 2016)|
|According to me, our culture is decaying but we could stop them. Every person wants to change yourself that is the good thing because changes come new idea, happiness, and many more things. But changing doesn't mean we should change our culture but we can add some more good or valuable thing in our culture. It will help to save our culture and our culture will not be decaying.|
|Sneha Mestha said: (Mar 23, 2016)|
In my opinion yes our culture is really decaying in the name of development and freedom. For this, we don't need other proof than our current lifestyle which we are copying from foreign countries. Of course, we are advancing in every aspect of technology, education, science, business etc. Yes, it is necessary to adopt some Ideas for our growth but it doesn't mean that neglect our culture and should follow theirs. Indian culture has its own identity, value. Now a day's Indian culture is respected more by other country people than the Indians. In parallel We Indians becoming more 'flexible'to this modern world and hence, we are losing our originality.
So, being a responsible youth keep moving forward with our culture.
|Manipal said: (Mar 12, 2016)|
In my point of view our culture is not decaying. Our people are mostly educated, so we are thinking about developed our country. Then we are compared to western culture is better than knowledge and attitude. So we have followed the western culture. After two or three years INDIA is a prosperous and a developed country.
|Jatin said: (Mar 9, 2016)|
|Indian culture has changed drastically. There is no fault in embracing western vulture but one should embrace its virtues that involve work ethics, high work productivity, open environment, etc but what I see today is boys and girls hanging around all the time, chilling out, especially the girls. Girls have mentality that if other girl is having a boyfriend she should also have which in my respect is a reason for breakdown of our society.|
|Sam said: (Mar 4, 2016)|
Indian culture is decaying. In my opinion all countries are confronting each other in every perspective and of course India is one of them, to compete in professional world, we are forced to learn english language. "Language is carrier of a culture". Every company hire an employee with good speaking ability (English). To create such an environment we start watching English tv series, movies and ultimately our dressing, eating, lifestyle get changed.
But we have culture ingrained within our soul. It can't be changed. We have a good culture of respecting elders. It won't be changed by just changing our outfits.
|P.M.Disan said: (Feb 29, 2016)|
|I think tell about for Indian culture is not decayed. But improve our life style, then not fully adapted for western culture.
If the Indian culture follow for the village people only, but city people are not following the Indian culture.
So in many years later the Indian culture is totally decayed. The need of time to follow the western culture.
But in this western culture is suited for only men it is not suited for women.
Then its improve for the science, activity, behavior, technologies, and skills.
|Kayal said: (Feb 18, 2016)|
In my opinion, our culture is not more comfortable for our real life. Our culture is not decaying it's just changing from one form to another.
|Vigneshkumar said: (Feb 4, 2016)|
I agree with previously who are said about our culture is decaying. But I want to say now the situation was changed. It means everyone follows the western culture. But I believes in upcoming days people only follows the other culture like technology, science and others. Why we follows others attitude and dressing.
|Liton said: (Jan 30, 2016)|
I think the Indian culture is decaying. Because most of the people are accept the foreign culture. I want to say that our culture is much better than other culture. I believes that some of the field we have to flow the foreign culture like science, technology, improvement etc.
We have not follow the attitude, dress like foreign culture. As a Indian we have to respect our culture as our culture is our wealth.
|Praju said: (Jan 11, 2016)|
|"Western culture is invading our culture"?
"Tradition" is what we have been following historically like arrange marriages, festival, spiritual etc.
"Culture" is what we have cultivated like disrespecting - one another, women, children.
"Modernization" is a evolution from stone age to today, its related to science and technology and from western we are gaining freedom of thoughts, asking questions else god men would force us behind blind believes.
Now what is our culture? Don't we corrupt every where? Don't you believe? Witness these following: Hijacking the Que, Quarreling in traffic, can't say no, throwing the garbage every where, Indian standard time, making fun of others, paying bribe, reservation, recommendation, the poor is suppressed and many more.
Is Suppressing young employees is our work culture?, these killer sentences at Indian work place:
1. Do what I say!
2. I will send you home.
3. This will never work.
4. What experience you have?
5. Who the hell is going to pay for this?
And many more. The tradition is our pride no one can take over but we need cultural correction to keep our tradition.
|Vinay Kumar said: (Jan 5, 2016)|
Yes, our culture is decaying. The western culture is invading our culture. Because we are welcoming the western culture for the job opportunities development & etc. But we are forgetting our culture. World is respecting our culture but we are interest to learn foreign culture. I am not saying to learn foreign activities but don't be changes as slavery to it.
Most of the Indians are thinking that our culture is just culture, it is not just culture in it has scientific reason behind every thing what our ancestors do. My request is that "DON'T FORGET OUR CULTURE, IT IS TREASURE OF A KNOWLEDGE".
|Abhishek Dubey Kv1 Jam said: (Dec 15, 2015)|
|It is not that our culture is decaying but the other cultures are also getting equal opportunity to develop. We should not take the western culture or any other culture as it is but we should have a mixed culture. We should take the goods from both the societies and culture and we should form a new culture, culture of HUMANITY.|
|Santhosh Nilan said: (Dec 8, 2015)|
|Hai friends, I am Santhosh nilan.
I want to add a point that change is the only thing that cannot be changed. In my view our culture is not decaying its just changing from one form to another. We have to accept that with broad minded attitude. Most of us wanting a MNC recruitment. Then what is the fault in following some their life style?But we should not leave our traditional values completely.
|Abhishek said: (Nov 13, 2015)|
|In my opinion about Indian as well as western culture both are good for people but depend on person how they adopt himself in it, in Indian culture people stay on orthodox and continuously follow some useless old customs we think than follow what is right for us.
In last century women are tolerate assaults by family and society but now these days everyone have right to live there own life and make our mind with our cultures and respect to elders this shows our mentality, western culture help us for modem growth by proper education, medical, accommodation and developing nation. We just follow all culture but never forget our etiquette.
|Pranay Pathak said: (Nov 8, 2015)|
|We Indians have the oldest culture in the world, we told the world how to wear cloths when the other countries used to wander naked, we are not talking against the women empowerment but same time we should use the brain while our girls dressing sense, being empowered and naked culture on the name of westernisation is a different thing.
Its beyond the imagination that a big conspiracy is going on in our country to spoil our culture on the name of westernisation as millions and billions of funding are happening to destroy culture.
Our scriptures and holy book are edited and re written to send a vulgar message about our culture. Lots of filthy statements are added in our Shlokas and holy book towards our god and goddesses.
So please think all the aspects before make up our minds towards our culture.
|Nisha Poonia said: (Oct 20, 2015)|
|Hello friends, I am NISHA.
I agree that the effect of western culture is harmful for us as it has changed our attitude towards our own country. Now a days we, especially youth is giving more importance to the foreign culture as they thought it is better than our culture. They thought all the Mantar in our holly books are very boring and old but reality is that these Mantar like guru Brahhma etc give power to our soul.
Today's world students don't give respect to the teachers, this all is the effect of westernization. Our culture teach us to obey elders and give them at most respect what they prefer. I agree that changes with is time is the law of nation but we should change in a good manner not that now a days criminal activities are increasing and it is also a change so we all soul also start doing that. Modernization is good but we getting completely devoted to foreign cultures.
Today's youth is forgetting the values of our own culture. With westernization we not only have changed our attitude but also our thinking, our dressing style and our food what we should eat. Earlier all the Kings who followed the Indian culture like Ashoka the great were very powerful.
So at last I just want to emphasize on that our culture is the best and it can adopt good changes time to time in it. We should not forget our cultural heritage and proud to be an Indian and being a part of Indian culture. Please don't let our culture decay and became a slave of any foreign culture.
Thank you and wish you all a very energetic day. Succeed in life. Let your smile change the world. But don't let the world change your smile.
|Narayan. Das said: (Oct 12, 2015)|
|I really agree with her India was the country of culture and was famous for its old paintings, designs, cloths, etc. First women were free to move any where in the world, because of western cloths nowadays women's life are in danger. Women are raped and they are kidnapped.
Because of westerns our classic culture has vanished from our life. Now the new generation has changed their mindsets towards Indian culture. Earlier India was known for its dances like Bharathanatiyam, Kathakkali, etc. But now many of us specially youngsters are interested in hip-hop, Jaas, contemporary, etc.
|Sunny said: (Oct 12, 2015)|
Cording to western culture are not best then Indian culture. Now I want to clear to all of you.
1. We know we got western culture. But we are taking more then harm from western culture.
2. We are forgetting our spiritual. And we are not giving respect our elder.
3. Now by western culture we are taking some smoking, drink, etc.
4. We listen if teaching case with girls like, rape, if teaching, any many more.
5. Now we can see Indian movie. Mostly are coming filth and dirty seen in the movie. And in the movie heroine show our body etc,
6. Now if I talk about girl. Girls motivate boys mind. That's way some case happen with girls.
7. We know we obtain many thing by western culture like electronic machine but by machine we getting more harm.
8. Do you know western culture.
Thanks my all friends.
|Nachiketh said: (Oct 3, 2015)|
You are talking about diminishing of culture. It is not the fault of Americans or Europeans.
Indians are attracted by the culture which is very comfortable and attractive. They think that it is very posh in doing so. Coming to language Indians are attracted by the grandiloquence of the foreign speech. India is not an underdeveloped country, as people say, but in terms of culture and heritage it is highly advanced in the state of decay.
|Nkusi said: (Sep 15, 2015)|
|People never change for the sake of others because after all no one will play your role so we have to stop adopting the western culture every persons culture is the best.|
|Selvi said: (Sep 12, 2015)|
|Most of them said our culture is decaying only by the invasion of western culture. But I strongly disagree with that because by the invasion of western culture only our thoughts gets improved related to western countries and our superstitious belief gets diminished. We get a chance to dominate other countries by our modernized technologies. In olden days women were restricted to go outside.
But now women are the role model for many people. Because they are signed in various fields like politics, medias, navy etc. So I am strongly say our culture is not decaying.
|Lrw said: (Sep 3, 2015)|
I would like to offer a western perspective here. I am an American of European ancestry and so thoroughly western. Reading your remarks, it is clear that most of you have an extremely distorted view of western culture, especially of American culture. I would suppose you get these ideas from watching American television shows, which have about as much to do with our culture as watching a cartoon of Mickey mouse and supposing it is real. So let me tell you what are some of those things which are and are not important to us.
First, we believe in meritocracy. You're standing in society is based on your merits, at least in theory. Because we fought the British for independence, who were very class conscious, we believe that every American should have equal opportunities. So a person born in complete poverty has a chance of becoming whatever they want. We do not favor men over women, or show preference based on religious beliefs or race.
Some of you think Indian culture is decaying because of your changes in clothing. For a westerner, clothing is an unimportant, trivial part of culture. For us, styles change with the times. You can see this if you look at any book on fashion in America over the years. My own style of clothing has changed significantly since the 1960's. Did that have an adverse affect on my culture -- absolutely not. I'm not saying that it isn't important for India though.
Indians see American culture as shallow and materialistic but you think this because you view America through the eyes of the media or through the actions of American politicians, most of whom are despised. You know neither American culture nor Western culture, just a parody of it.
So I hope India does not lose what makes it a great country. The clothing styles will go, just like they always do. That is not important. The soul of India is the spiritual dimension. That is what the West IS losing, more so in Europe than America. India will become a great nation if it can merge that with the best the West offers.
|Gitanjali Singh said: (Aug 30, 2015)|
|In today's world, the consolidated effect of modernity, the picture of man as the rational autonomous individual endowed with free will, is complete. The individual is individualistic: self-interested, egoistic, clamoring for more and more power, wealth and social status. He has stopped thinking about life considered as a whole.
There is no overall spiritual meaning to life. His life is divided between purposes which are contingently thrust upon him by his environment, requiring fulfillment with a speed and efficiency which occlude any evaluation of their meaning for life as a whole. To live creatively, no doubt one needs a matrix of facts, knowledge and techniques.
But though such a framework is logically necessary, it is not sufficient. Creativity is the very dynamic of living, and living is an artful quest of the meaning of life.
|Pinky said: (Aug 24, 2015)|
India is a one of the big traditional cultural world we are only responsible for save our country to western culture please all of should follow the Indian culture like cotton sarees woman chudithar and men westi shrit and our festival like Pongal Deepavali...etc.
|Dips said: (Aug 18, 2015)|
|I think that our Indian culture is now being improved day by day due it's vast growing products and services to the people and everything is so practical and real.|
|Anu said: (Aug 17, 2015)|
Firstly I would like to say that modernization to Indian culture has both positive and negative traits, but more of negative than positive.
1. In past, women were given at most respect mainly because of the way they dress and the way they would tolerate all the hurdles in family and keep the surrounding in harmony.
But now it has changed at an alarming rate. The length of cloth used by women and girls has decreased which is one of the reasons for which they are prone to rapes.
2. More over divorce cases are increasing only because women are slowly losing their patience and tolerance level to balance their family.
3. One of the biggest drawback of modernization is the rapid emerging of media which is becoming at most bane than being boon.
4. Earlier marriages were carried out for about 15 days with all rituals that would make all members of family gather at one place and have lot of happiness all over.
Marriage would be remembered as the greatest occasion their lives but now register marriage is the trend which ends in few minutes with just signatures.
So these marriages would not be cherished in long run. These are just few aspects of it still are many instances that clearly states how our culture is adversely affected.
|Priyabathrasalam said: (Aug 4, 2015)|
|Our culture is decaying in my point of view its our duty to care and protect our culture. We people are saying that I won't like to wear saree and I am not having faith in Godsend it's just like a stone. Like that our people saying. But the foreigners prove the scientific meaning for that for example super brain yoga. So we have to protect our culture by the view of non superstitious belief.|
|Beauty Keshri said: (Jul 29, 2015)|
|From my opinion our culture is decaying. We know very well we are adopting slowly western culture and this is one of the notification, we are moving across western culture, every person never follow Indian culture they follow Indian with western. We are using 60% western and 40% Indian.|
|Shreya said: (Jul 19, 2015)|
|Hi guys I am Shreya.
Guys you all know once Nehru wrote a letter to his mother and he mostly wrote on 'BABU' which means cheater cock that comes form the word baboon which Britishers gave us (Indians). Baboon is an animal which copies really very quickly. I am not saying that stop wearing the western style dresses but at least not finish your culture completely. Please its a request!
|Aradhana said: (Jul 9, 2015)|
|God, why is even there a fight for following this culture or that. Cultures can never be enforced on someone, we are born with the culture of our respective country. And woah! Who verbalizes that Indian culture is decaying? I'm not at all on board for this. If I wear a denim and carry a leather bag with me then sure, may be I don't fall under the category of Indian women but my heart never concurs with it because I still dote my country and it's culture.
My makeups, my dresses never take away from me my etiquette and deference for my country. Instead I'm an Indian girl with different posture.
|Ankit Rawat said: (Jul 1, 2015)|
|Despite India has diversity of religions, cultures, and languages, India is the set example of a peaceful nation how to live with bonhomie.
Due to special features of India many country are keen interested to know India from inside. So they comes India and impresses by our cultures and dress. And also they try to turn himself in Indian culture. If we are world famous for our cultures. Why we need to accept western culture?
|Gunna Satish. said: (Jun 24, 2015)|
My name is Gunna Satish,
Yes, India culture is decaying. In my view best culture in the world is India. But the Indian citizens are not follow their culture, because they mostly attract towards the foreign culture. Examples like dresses, mobiles, makeup kits, etc.
The interesting matter is foreigners like Indian culture very much. Because our way of talking, human values, traditional dressing, food habits, hard working, punctuated love. Any person wants to know about Indian culture, please visit villages. The villagers do not know tell lies.
They are honesty persons and follow ethical values. Their marriage system is excellent. All types of communities, religions, castes living in India. They always interact with family members and share their opinions (feelings) and solve their problems.
Please I request to every one save the Indian culture. (Avoid foreign brands).
|Sharad said: (Jun 16, 2015)|
This is Sharad.
My all friends telling about western culture but my dear friends don't forgave that we are an Indian and in India every one having authority to live his life as hi want how will he live about what he want to eat what he want to wear and what he want to and from witch deals he want to learn.
But my friends after accepted that all things he never forget his traditional life and his culture where I belonging from suppose I am from Maharashtra and now I am settled in Delhi when any guys talking bad things about my state in Delhi I will definitely stuck him and give him under that I am Maharashtraiaan and I am proud to my self that I am Marathi same like that you will go in western country and there any busy can says bad things about India that time you will definitely be come an angry its our culture.
|Ayush Jha said: (Jun 14, 2015)|
|I agree on this point that India is losing it's culture rapidly only because of modernization you know that India has lost it's 250 languages out of 740 languages in just 50 year's it is good that we are advancing ahead as it is 21st century but still it is our responsibility to preserve it our young generation is attracted towards westernization I'm not saying that this culture is bad or don't follow this culture I just want you to give respect to your culture and to your parents.|
|Gita said: (Jun 11, 2015)|
|Indians blindfold believe following this or that is culture while we forget how we live how our view wants us to live is the way we want to live. We people live for ourselves or only for society and bloody shits of culture. There is nothing wrong in western culture if we are free to choose how we live without any dependence.|
|Peehu said: (May 25, 2015)|
I believe that Change is the rule of nature. That is the reason we are accepting the Western culture. So I think changes are for good & we should accept them.
|Arun said: (May 21, 2015)|
|The changes about our attire, language, cultural activities, behavior wounded our real culture. Once the attire of girls was about dignity but now it favours nudity. Our country has distinct and vast culture than others it's really hard to get mixed up with western thoroughly, if 50% adopted the western then remaining will oppose that and likewise our culture is imbalanced, attire and affectation can be changed but the mentality is the same as earlier of most of the people.|
|Swara said: (May 19, 2015)|
I think Western culture has affected almost every dimension of society. The core religious traditions are still the same but the life style differences can be found because of western culture. Hence we can say that western media has not affected the core traditions of Indian society but has changed life style and apparent characteristics of the society.
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