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IMPACT OF WESTERN CULTURE ON TEENAGERS

by Team FUCCHA

  “Civilization is what we have, culture is what we are”— Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. A girl of 16 wearing saree, going to temple with her granny in the morning. It sounds really shocking for today's teenagers as they are highly influenced by the western culture. Our country India is like a tree whose roots are culture, tradition, harmony and brotherhood but today it’s replaced by the yellow ones of western culture. It’s good that we are adapting western culture by keeping our own culture on zenith. As the sole reason for which today Indians are venerated on world stage is just because of the vintage of this nation. But instead of this we are just forgetting our culture and are totally influenced by the western one as we feel it to be more attractive, trendy and modern which has given the top most priority in today's world. Led by wealthy Western countries, the mass media, the fashion industry and the education curriculum, the perception of beauty is increasingly being defined by Western parameters due to reasons such as globalization, free trade and high technology. The inundation of Western culture is undeniable as it has effects that are both unconsciously beneficial and detrimental in our daily lives.

yn01 In this age of modernization everything has become modern even the humans with stylish haircut, outlook, dresses and even our attitude. We like to talk in English and love to make fun of our very own mother tongue. Our mentality is totally changed which brings out the evil things out. This is because of our so called modernization that the crime rates are touching the sky, corruption has gone to another level and we just cannot imagine what will happen in the future if we continued to go on like this. Even the basic moral values seem to be vanished away with our so called swag. We feel ashamed touching the feet of our elders or going to the temple. Instead we will love to visit bars and late night parties. Earlier we wear clothes to cover our body but today we wear it for fashion so as to look more trendy and modern. According to today's concept the more you expose, the more modern you are which is followed by every teenager. We can just go on doing anything just to get power, name and fame without even giving it a thought of realization. Also there is no doubt in saying that by adapting the western culture our teenagers are becoming more independent, confident and self-dependent which is extremely good for our society. But I feel that there is no harm in adapting the western culture but as someone said “too much of anything is never good”, the enthusiasm to learn things of other nations is not wrong, but they should not be done at the expense of our traditions and culture. On one hand we call INDIA- 'Incredible India' and on the other side we are so influenced by the western culture that even are moral and ethical values are degrading . Secondly due to huge negative aspects western culture is treated worst by our elders, so to make it good in their eyes its negative as well as positive aspects must be balanced correctly so that teenagers will not suffer in future. As adaptation of anything and everything is good but when it’s in the limits and leads to the development of our society.

    ———————- Article contributed by Sonali Bindra our guest writer and intern. Sonali is pursuing Philosophy (hons.) from Miranda House (DU) . She loves Photography, writing and music. 

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Category Archives: Socio Political

IMPACT OF WESTERN CULTURE ON TEENAGERS

by Team FUCCHA

  “Civilization is what we have, culture is what we are”— Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. A girl of 16 wearing saree, going to temple with her granny in the morning. It sounds really shocking for today's teenagers as they are highly influenced by the western culture. Our country India is like a tree whose roots are culture, tradition, harmony and brotherhood but today it’s replaced by the yellow ones of western culture. It’s good that we are adapting western culture by keeping our own culture on zenith. As the sole reason for which today Indians are venerated on world stage is