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Do really our Culture is decaying?

akanksha chaturvedi8:57 am

Jan 25 • Group Discussion • 16235 Views • 10 Comments on Do really our Culture is decaying?

Indian Culture is one of the ancient and firmly respected culture around the world. People from around the globe wants to see and live in our culture. And for this, they visit our country and spend days with the people of India. The beauty which the Indian Traditions and Cultures have is not found in any other place. Being the centre for the diversity in culture and existence of these varied culture in India revoke the liking in the hearts of people of other countries. But Even we are known for the diversity in our living and culture, which is the biggest treasure of India is really decaying. Let’s discuss this in detail about theIndian culture but first lets understand  what is a culture and how can it be classified in India and also how our culture decaying-

A Group Discussion

DEFINITION OF CULTURE-
The wordcultureis that complex which includesknowledge, belief, art, law, morals, customs and any other capabilities and habits acquired by individual as a member of society. Culture of India refers to the dharma, beliefs, customs, tradition, languages, ceremonies, arts, values and the way of life of India and its people. India’s languages, religions, food, clothing differs from place to place within the country.

BASIC FOUNDATION OF INDIAN CULTURE:
Everything to get rigidity and long existence, need a strong foundation whether it be education, building or our culture itself. Some of the basic foundations of Indian Culture are as follows-

Indian Culture

  1. RELIGIONS: India is the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism collectively known as Indian religions. India is the country where people from diversified religions live together and follow the religion they respect.
  2. GREETINGS: Namaste is a common spoken greeting or salutation in which one hold hands together with a smile to express deep respect and give honour to other people.
  3. CUISINE: Indian food is as diverse as India. From salads to sauces, from spices to sensuous, from breads to desserts, Indian cuisine is invariably complex.
  4. CLOTHING: Traditional clothing in India greatly varies across different parts of the country and is influenced by local culture, geography, climate and rural/urban setting.

PRESENT SCENARIO OF THE INDIAN CULTURE-
Dalai Lama once 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?

  •  Today crime against womenhave increased exponentially. Daily Newspapers are full of the news about the crime against women everyday which was never included in our culture.
  • After 65 years of Independence people are still judge by their color tone and caste. This is what our culture never teach us.
  • Initially there use to be joint families and people use to live together peacefully. Today there has been a trend of nuclear families where parents often end up living in old age homes . Our culture never allowed this callousness. We are known for happy lives of the Joint Families.
  • In recent Delhi gang rape case the victim and her friend were lying naked and helpless on roads in that chilled night but still there was no one to help them and take them to hospital. Since when our society became that level of inhuman.
  • Today Delhi and Mumbai are considered world’s most polluted cities. Our culture never taught us to disintegrate our land, water and air. Culture only taught us to worship nature as your mother.

People always go on blaming this that our culture is decaying because of the arising modern thoughts and effect of western culture. But Modernity does not depend on wearing jeans but it is in your thoughts and acceptance of new technologiesSo, our culture is not decaying but the mentality of our citizens is deteriorating day by day. Western Culture cannot be blamed for the decaying value of culture as culture never taught us to live within boundaries and hide your faces. But it always motivates us to come in front and face the challenges of your life. Drive changes in the society and evil practices but not on the cost of your culture. There need to be a proper balance within the all things we have. If you loose one, it will leave us. At last i want to conclude by saying that-

“INSTEAD OF CONTINUOUSLY INCREASING OUR SOCIAL QUOTIENT WE SHOULD FOCUS ON INCREASING OUR EMOTIONAL QUOTIENT”

Please give your view about Indian Culture and let us know what you really think this is actually happening or not. Mention it in the comments.

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Indian Culture, which is one of the oldest & richest cultures, is now days posing a serious threat as western culture is establishing its strong base in India and slowly and gradually wiping the Indian culture. It had already made its presence in Metro’s & now slowly heading towards other parts of India.

Westernization has greatly effected our traditions, customs, our family and our respect and love for others. The concept of joint families is fastly decreasing every one wants to remain aloof from others. No body now bother about others and only cares about himself which is totally contradictory to our Indian culture which teaches to be a part of each other Joy’s and Sorrows to celebrate the moments together and share the grief together. Slowly all our values for which India has the pride is vanishing & western culture is taking its place. People are blindly following the western culture without knowing its consequences.

Westernization has given rise to single families. Marriages are fastly breaking & our tolerance and patience has given the answer. The most effected are our new blooms, which have sprouted they find themselves stressed and isolated in this new atmosphere as there is no one to take care of them. They will not get the care and love of their Grand parents and they find themselves in crutches were some others will take care of them. It is very unfortunate that the new sprouts remain untouched and cut off from our moral values and sanskaras. In today’s Scenario were both husband & wife are working there is no one at home to look after them to inherit the sanskaras in them as our elders who gives these sanskaras to their grand children are not with them. To many cases it is not deliberate but in majority of case the children prefers to remain away from their parents which is very unfortunate.

There’s no harm in taking good things from western but this does not mean that we should completely adopt it and pretend to be western and misrepresent our identity. It is understandable that India is growing in every field and there is necessity of knowing all the cultures and their traditions. To some extent it is fine but we should not pretend that we dislike the Indian values and likes only western culture. We have to preserve our identity. One thing should be always kept in mind that western world is looking India for its honesty and its rich Cultural heritage.

It is shocking to see that Indians are forgetting their culture and western people are seeing India for obtaining salvation. They are coming here for seeking the true peace, which is total absent there. India has earned a good name in the field of Yoga and meditation were our gurus are giving teachings to western countries how to relax themselves & how to keep themselves away from disease were in India it is contradictory to it. People are only seeing money as necessity and for the same they do any thing, which is very shocking.

It is very unfortunate that today’s generation has very little knowledge about their culture, traditions & their roots. This is not their mistake but the mistake of their parents who does not enlighten their children about their roots about their rich cultural heritage.

Contradictory to it Parents feel proud in giving the western Sanskaras to their children. Children are brought up in this atmosphere. They are thus kept miles away from Indian culture. There is no harm in giving the knowledge of other cultures and traditions as Indians have made their presence in every part of world and it is very necessary that we should have knowledge of their culture, traditions and their language. We should do but to the limit, which is really needed, and also take care that our new sprouts are well versed with Indian culture and its values. It is the responsibility of parents to inherit the same and for this it is very necessary that parents should also be well versed with Indian culture and traditions.

No doubt the western culture is versatile and has taught to be self-independent but this does not mean that we will forget our culture at all and blindly follow it. Since India has the tradition to take good things from others but this does not mean that we will completely forget our values. We should feel proud that we are Indian s and we have such a rich cultural heritage which is very rare and should carry this forward and inherit the same to our New blooms who are going to be our future.