Indian culture Vs western culture


    1. Since I have been to western countries and lived with them for a while, very often my friends used to ask which culture is best.
    2. Before going to UK, I used to say that how can a couple live together with out a formal bonding like marriage. Its absolutely crazy. Where is the commitment?
    3. When I was discussing with one of my Irish friends in UK, he said, how can you guyz marry a girl without knowing her. To be precise, how can you have sex with a girl whom you know nothing about. Sex is very intimate thing and you cant have it with strangers. Its absolutely crazy.
    4. Though I minced words without knowing what to answer, it did provoke me to think.
    5. We strongly believe our culture, values and procedures are completely right. And so do they.
    6. In my opinion we don’t have to say some culture is right or otherwise. If we clearly observe, we can sense every culture is well balanced and they enjoy few things at the cost of few other. I will explain this with an example as it is too dry to understand. In western countries, they have individual freedom at the peak. We can see maturity of life and discipline within people even at the age of twelve. But the inter familial relationship is widened. If you put it the other way, it our culture. I hope now you understood what I mean as balance in culture.
    7. Now in India, there seems to be a new breed of people who wants to lead western life keping one leg in India with out knowing the intricasies of both the cultures. I believe they would only end up being called a human mule.

8 comments:

WoodenToys said...
July 10, 2010 at 1:03 PM

Hello friend, I strongly hate certain aspects of Indian culture, especially arranged marriages. A couple who have nothing in common may manage to live life happily, but I bet they will never ever say that they are made for each other. They have no other option except living with the destinied partner.

Many of my friends who are married have great turmoils going on in their married life and they do have strong conflicts with their partners. But they live life together just for the sake of their kids' future.

In India, 75% of the married couples live together only because they keep in mind their kids' future. This means that all of them are not happy with their marriages, but forced to live together as a family.

This is not the case in western countries where couples marry only after they understand each other well. If conflicts arise after marriage, they depart and look for a partner whom they find interesting to live with. I love that independent nature. They dont worry about what the society will think about them.

Bharathi said...
July 11, 2010 at 11:05 AM

@ wooden toys: I still believe both has its own positives and negatives. btw, are you a westerner?

Anonymous said...
August 20, 2010 at 3:39 PM

@wooden toys: Really such a wonderfull western culture through out their life they are not settled, no security, think of plight of women at an old age of 60 with no one to care, and same with men, really so independent in nature and they understand each other so much so that 50% of marriage break in the first three years of their marriage. their understanding purely how much pleasure their partner can give them pleasure in sex. They dont worry about society so much so that a girl could have experimented with a couple of boys before deciding who her best partner is who is going to change soon. ITS ANIMAL CULTURE. CULTURE OF NO CULTURE. ONLY DOGS ON THE STREET HAVE SUCH RELATIONSHIPS.SORRY TO SAY BUT ITS FACT.BEST EXAMPLE SEE THE TURMOIL IN AND THE PSYCHIC PROBLEMS OF WESTERN CHILDREN, WOMEN AND OLD PEOPLE.

KICHU@VINU said...
July 19, 2011 at 7:02 PM

WE SHOULD GO WITH OUR TRADITION .JUST LIKE INDIAN CULTURE IS A WIDE AND A CULTURED ONE.

Anonymous said...
July 28, 2011 at 10:36 AM

awsome dude...... pyayachi tar deshi pya inglish daru kashala.????

Anonymous said...
August 18, 2011 at 9:48 PM

Indian culture: Yes Sir ! No Problem Sir ! and 75 % of illiterate

Anonymous said...
February 1, 2013 at 11:24 AM

For those who r westerns educated : u guys dont know whats the meaning of marriage!! For u its all about sex.

Bharathi said...
February 5, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Dear anonymous,

Why cant you explain about marriage by yourself. You can read my post 'why marriage' also before commenting.

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