Is India Aping the Western Obsession with Celebrities?

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Jasmine said:   6 months ago
Western obsession was not only aped by celebrities but it was deep-rooted because of the restrictions involved with the so-called traditional practices and cultures. We live in a society filled with people who restrict the freedom of an individual and much violence imposed by people in the name of protecting the culture like caste-based oppression, dangerous rituals, patriarchial domination, etc.

The Honour killing was predominant in our society. This was one of the negative consequences of culture. But We have a lot of good cultural practices which we have to protect our Heritage and it is our responsibility to transfer them to future generations. So, Respect the Traditionality but mature enough to embrace the goodness in Modernity.

Monu said:   3 years ago
I read all opinions from different mindsets one thing which I noticed is culture, tradition, etc.

First, we need to understand what it's really mean and how do they affect our life.

People are saying our culture what culture are we talking about India is not one particular religion based country. Our country is the substance of culture and tradition from all religions. In nutshell our country is secular there could not be one specific cult.

Now, as far as the matter of development with culture concern we should look at china for instance. All cultures which exists in the world today none of them are bad.

Being modern doesn't mean to forsake our culture instead of this we should remove bad customs from our culture with the help of modernism.

Mouni said:   6 years ago
Fortunately or Unfortunately its true. Movies and celebrity lifestyle have major impact on many people's life. Movies are not only for entertainment, some movies date back to centuries and show us what our historians did, some takes us through present events, educate us. We come to know recent trends through films. Its not that bad to follow or mimic western culture until we absorb good out of it. We shouldnt forget our culture but ofc we should understand every culture has its own negatives. For eg, even now women's feelings are disregarded, can't get to wear dresses they like, can't get to chose their life partner. Some people don't reveal their true interest in men/women with fears of getting insulted/assaulted. But we can't say we should completely follow western culture and date a bunch of people in a year and do whatever we can.

Shivam said:   8 years ago
According to me, what I believe is that some part is aping whereas some are not, you can see the movies like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, all these are Indian originated, they are not copied whereas you may see movies which are totally copied, if the things are good there is no problem in coping but the thing is who will decide that whether a thing is good or bad; the sensor board who banned UDTA PUNJAB, for showing true Punjab; the people should decide what they want, all these producers make film to earn money; so to conclude it depends on us, it's in us that we are so much obsessed by foreigners and in doing so we don't value ourself; the nation is from us; do what you want to do; take a step; initiate something; don't copy anyone and do what you want to do.

Sajjad uousuf said:   8 years ago
Yes, India is appoint western obsession and that is not a bad thing we should have to keep pace both this world if we don't do this than how could we develop ourselves but that does not mean to forget our traditions and culture our culture has its own importance has its own uniqueness by doing so we would vanish our culture so according to me don't fully copy others copy which is good but don't forget our culture create your own with mixing both culture and fashion think when most of the countries look almost same but India will have its own uniqueness.

Anuradha Roy said:   9 years ago
Yes Indians are aping western culture. But it is good for us. As if we follow our Indian type culture then we will not develop at all. How will we get modernized then we should adopt the good habits, good inventions from western culture which will benefit us.

But really if you can't ape don't act smart. And if you can ape so from today make your self a modern person. Always aping doesn't solve anything. Make something yourself which will be modern and obviously yours.

Thank You.

Sandeepika said:   9 years ago
Yes, I thinks Indians are aping the western culture. , being a teen myself I also want to look like them and ya we do these things listening those English songs and we adopt so many bad and good from them.

Our Indian culture do not allow the youngster to do so many things which they want to do so obviously they look up to western culture and they adopt it. We see that our tradition culture don't allow girls to wear what they want which I feel is very bad and I too am obsessed from this thing.

Hemanshi Mohan Aloria said:   9 years ago
Yes in India people are obsessed with celebrities of western culture my point is we easily get obsessed with culture looks why we do not adopt good things from them like no garbage throw, no spit on roads. People abroad are so disciples why can't we be obsessed with their discipline and cleanliness because we are selective users we only want to pick those things which are easier to be done. There must be something in our culture which declared 9 planets long time ago before astrophysics was born.

Krithika Vijay said:   10 years ago
In my point of view, western cultures can be adopted but we should not forget our own traditional culture. I mean by limitations. Mostly we have tourists from all over world, who have started to adopt our culture. But according to reality in movie they make it possible in trends, but as Indian its just a bad influence for upcoming generation.

Shishir said:   10 years ago
Well, all I want to say is that there is wrong as well as right part of everything that exist in this world, we must not take the adoption of western culture by our youths as something wrong or something evil.

Because its quite natural to adopt something that is prevailing in the society but at the same time we must be equally connected with Indian culture. And 1 more thing I want to mention is that our development is hugely connected to them, and we just can't deny the fact.

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