Monday, 20 February 2012

Give it a thought!

With increasing number of Indians switching over to the ways and living of West, Indian Culture is loosing its shine!

I have grown up celebrating festivals like Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Makar Sakranti etc however as a kid I don’t remember celebrating a special day for loved ones! For us everyday was to be celebrated as a day of Love. But with time things have changed, we need a special day to show our love to the people who are close to us! Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Daughter’s Day and what not.

India is loosing its vividness, originality to the traditions of west. We try to ape them in all things without even analyzing their ways of living.

Have you ever thought why they celebrate these days?
Their lifestyle is one with independence and lateral thinking. The start living on their own and bearing their expenses at an early age. With time their life starts moving on a different track and at an age when their parents actually need them they part ways! As a result these special days of the year make it possible for them to catch up with their loved ones at least once a year.

On the contrary, we believe in loving our close ones and caring for them everyday. Unlike the west, we Indians live our lives which are connected to our loved ones.Our activities are synchronized with our family members and friends. We believe in living with our parents even after growing up,which doesn’t mean we are loosing on our independence. It means we don’t consider our parents as liabilities.

Its on us to keep our identities intact or loose it with a blink of an eye. There is something that sets us apart and we must make sure we don’t let it go away.

When we walk into a store to buy clothes, we normally prefer picking up something we haven’t seen anyone wearing. Reason?
No one wants to be a follower, everyone wants to be a trendsetter. In the same way India stands out because of its unique culture, the rich heritage, the diverse art and dance forms etc. Following the west in everything might not set you apart from the crowd, it will make you part of the herd. 

There is so much in our culture to be explored that I feel even a lifetime would be less. India's tradition and culture be it the food, our clothes, our dance forms, our mythology is worth carrying forward! It's is like a plant , u need to water it  regularly , take its care so that it doesn't die!!

Let us not let our culture and heritage die!! It can shine bright in the sky, it just needs a way to get there!!!!

1 comment:

  1. absolutely yes wat is happening is they are getting fascinated by our culture and are wanting to know more about it. But we are busy copying them