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should western culture be adopted in eastern countries like India?

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Started: 9/5/2013 Category: Society
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RiyaChettiyar

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Western culture should be definitely adopted in India. Western culture gives freedom for most of the things, it's liberal and moreover it promotes equality. Countries like India are men-dominated. They worship females as goddess every year but actually don't treat them like a goddess. They never wanted such high treatment but they've always desired for equal treatment. Western culture teaches you how you have to live YOUR life without intervening in others'. We've seen in India and related countries how people in the society go on interfering and leading to ruin others life by disclosing some of the confidential things they come to know by chance. This makes them think about other people which in turn hampers their own development.
mindsetter

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A warm welcome to my opponent and I hope this shall be a splendid debate.
Countries located in the East are based on morals and values adapted from their different traditions. Western culture has brought many changes in India. One of them is dress. The style is entirely changed in dressing. Many Indians no longer wear traditional dress. There is a big difference between modernisation and westernisation. People wear Jeans, T-shirts, Gals wear short skirts, tops, jeans etc. and feel that they are modernisation, what they are doing is Westernisation - copying what people are doing there... this is not modernisation...Modernisation takes place in Mind rather than in clothes.....
The food habits have also changed. Indians have started to eat pizza, burgers, franks and other fast foods which can be harmful to health. In some cases, there has been a lapse in moral values and culture and elders are not as highly respected. Housing for senior citizens has increased.
The biggest disadvantage of western culture is that we will lose our values towards each person & elders, strong good fundamentals & etc. as the influence will rise

Also now a days the western people have become more intelligent & have recognized the greatness of our culture & religion, so now there are many westerners who are very much impressed with the culture, values & religions of ours

Also i have seen that many foreign couple come to India & wed in our traditional way.
They have also been following our YOGA. etc.

We surely will be fools if we do not realise the greatness of our traditions, respect them and pass them over from generation to generation.
Debate Round No. 1
RiyaChettiyar

Pro

First of all, Thank you very much dear opponent. Obviously, our culture has been rich throughout the years but most important thing is that how much we follow them. It has also taught us to respect women, but we can see how greatly they are respected and not only this but there are many other aspects too. We should not only consider festivals as our culture and foremost thing, festivals are merely a waste of time and money. There are many other ways of maintaining culture and promoting tourism. What will happen when we don't show respect towards them? Definitely foreigners won't visit our nation. You would also have seen all the strange looks which Indians give to them. And when it comes to dressing, Indian constitution says that Indian citizens have full rights in these matters. Whatever a girl wears or however her dressing is, she has full freedom to wear it. It's the lookout of other people who say it's not descent or sober. It's the mindset of the people and mindset comes from culture and therefore blame's on the culture. And there's an English saying which goes on like this, 'Outlook is in the eye of the beholder'. And it's not necessary that that all Indians foods are healthy and all foreign or western foods are destructive and harmful to health. Indian cuisine mainly involves vegetarian dishes but it's a fact that non-veg is vital and a healthy diet should consist of all the ingredients in a limited amount. Pizzas and burgers should be consumed but no western culture has prescribed to consume them limitlessly.
mindsetter

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