Is India Aping the Western Obsession with Celebrities?

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Pankaj adhikari said:   1 decade ago
Yes I do agree with the fact that we follow our icons and they are following western cultures but at the same time I want to say that this is also a mentality of take and give. It is not only we people that are following western style even western people are also interested in our culture, in our rituals. So to my mind it is human tendency to do new, different things.

At last one thing I want to quote that right now the world is dominated by developed countries specially the western ones in same respect there culture is also dominated in our mind.

Thank you.

Hemanshi Mohan Aloria said:   8 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.

Mouni said:   4 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:   7 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.

Megha rathore said:   1 decade ago
. Great. We ppl are so very good with blaming thing, we blame politicians for our poverty, we blame weather for mahangai,

Always problem begins with I. Nt with third person.

When we blame karn johar fior kank. We simply ignore. Our great kings for having extra marital afairs. Paswan cultur. Having a no of wifes.

Boss. Its nt western culture that is effecting our society. Or celibs exposing it to us. Its olways been us.

Drupadi was in sari. She got insulted. Its nthing like. Influence. Its like what one self like. He/she adopts it. Its nt the celibs ho make ny body do ny thing. Pl doing ditto kindo of things are simply apps.

And one mr thing clothing iz about cmfort. Culture n customs are encraved on hearts. N soul. N are reflected in life nt through cloths//plz///.

Krithika Vijay said:   9 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.

Ankur said:   10 years ago
I don't think that India is aping the western countries. Western countries are all developed countries whereas India is developing country. So during the phase of development it has to pass through all the facts and technology that already have been developed in western countries. For example if I talk about LCA aircraft, though it is not as advance as western country have but its also not the copy of the US, france etc. India has its own brains, own technology though weak. So I don't think India is copying some other country. Moreover, there is nothing wrong in looking at others before taking next step. Its seem that India is copying but actually not.

Rituch said:   1 decade ago
Ya I do agree that India aping the western obession with the celebrities, especially the childerns and the youth. Whatever their favrouit star does in his film for promiting his film like the adult sences, action they perform, the dress they wore in the film, the kind of language they use is really influence the fans. For example now the girls like to wore the jeans, shotrs tops, mini skirts instead of wearing the suits and sarees. Not only girls but also the boys of today stop wearing kurta pyjama and runs towards the jeans which has wore by shahid or akshay in so and so film. People stop spesking national language and started speaking that language, from which we want to get rid of before independence. So its a humble request to all indians not waste the hard work of thos people who have given their lives for making our natin independent.

Sheallz said:   1 decade ago
It isn't the movies that are enforcing us to ape the western culture but we ourselves. But, at some point of view it is agreeable that since movies are promoting the western culture indirectly and people are getting affected by what is shown on the screen. They are turning to the western culture plus they are forgetting their own culture which is so sad. So its up to our brains too thin k wisely and act wisely. :).

Sandeepika said:   8 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.

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