If India becomes westernised, such as Japan, then it will be the greatest power in the world, but instead we are stuck uncivilised just as China and the Middle East. In Asia, Japan, South Korea, and Israel are successful due to their adoption of modern ideals. India is almost as uncivilised as the middle east, who will never become modernised.
Just a small list:
1. Sex selective abortion.
2. Treatment of women.
3. Female infanticide.
4. Caste and skin color based discrimination.
5. Largest number of malnourished children on earth.
6. Routine glorification of feudalism, racism and paternalism in popular media and film.
7. Consistent effort on part of the policymakers and those with money to sweep societal and economic problem under the rug in an effort to present a shiny new image to investors.
8. Absolutely the worst civil infrastructure possible,
9. In spite of having teeming masses of underfed, unfed, under-educated and uneducated in its citizenry, India continues to be the second largest arms importer in the world (only after Saudi Arabia).
So, yes, in short, India is an uncivilized country with zero or little hope for redemption.
Just look at how they treat their women. It's a disgrace to have a civilized society treat women as a second class citizen. Raping and throwing acid at women is not a model for civilization but barbarism. The global optics for this country are getting worse and worse by the year.
YES, in marriages the DJ's play loud music knowing that it disturbs the people of that area. When we throw garbage we do not throw it in a garbage bin but instead on the street. We never think about others but only think of ourselves. So we can say that India is an uncivilised country.
Punjab authorities lack manners. Take a look at the Punjab police. They are corrupt and no one stops them. Our government, such as the congress or Akali Dal, have helped worsen things by allowing violence against the minorities. There is no respect for poor people, and that is the biggest proof that it is an uncivilized nation.
Yes, unfortunately, India is still an uncivilized society due to the inherent inequality caused by the caste system and the ingrained servitude attitudes prevalent in the country. The rich in India have it all; millions suffer at their expense. The hallmark of a civilization should be judged on how its most unfortunate citizens are treated. In India's example, they are not treated well.
I need to say.. Indians are uncivilized... The clothes worn, Indian movies, starring at people.. All show lack of civilization. I am from the US and bon in India but lived in the US for 20 years. I try my best to tell Indian people to smile and greet other Indians.. Start your manners at home.
Stop wearing clothes that are not fit in any society. Start speaking more English and less Indian languages. Don't compare yourselves to other nations. Let’s just start changing.
Start with clothes and the language... Then clenaliness
Not only India, but its former parts; Pakistan and Bangladesh are quite uncivilized. All of These three countries have a backward pre-Islamic past in which widows were burned for thousands of years, underclasses were considered as untouchables or sub-humans. This South Asian or Indian culture has always been for the most part inhumane, and non egalitarian. Sure the cultures of Subcontinent have their own achievements but the bad parts of cultures outweigh the good parts by many miles. The cultures of South Asia are the worst enemy of the people who live there.
Never in my life have I ever encountered such rude, immature and uncivilized creatures. They conduct business like Terrorists and what's really disturbing is that we 'Allow' them and their families into our country (USA) and they behave like Terrorists towards us within personal as well as business contexts.
They're not even human to us.
We need to stop allowing Indians into the U.SA.
People are selfish. People are careless. Open defecation. Unhygienic. Garbage are thrown every where . Lack of civic sense. Even the poorest of the poor country is clean and civilized. Please do not complain the Government. It is the people. I totally disagree with some of the comments that it should be westernized, or the cause is due to poverty or caste-system.
But we still are more civilised than the rest of the continent, the middle east is so degenerate that it is a war zone, and china and south east asia are dictatorships with no freedom. Japan, South Korea, and Israel are more civilised than us though. We indians are more civilised than actual uncivilized countries such as Iraq, just a little uncivilised
India has a clear governmental and educational system in place which was built from the remains of the British empire's stay, along with their own culture. It may sometimes be a culture or system we disagree with, but this does not cause it to be defined as uncivilized. Many cultures and countries that we consider civilized have many of the problems that India now faces including: mass poverty, corruption, overpopulation, and crime. They still can be considered civilized even though they have problems.
Although there are still many in India who have strong ties to their ancient cultures, India is a country of great diversity. Culturally and politically India is open to change and has been for some time. They have globalized their economy and moved forward agriculturally enough to feed themselves. They have mired themselves in the IT industry. It isn't all positive.... there is still poverty and oppression, but in what civilized country are those things not present?
The culture that is still widely regarded as acceptable in the country permits things that were once acceptable but have far outstayed their welcome. If a woman is raped, while not at fault she's suddenly damaged goods with an unspeakable name, the thoroughly discussed caste system, so on and so on. It's uncivilized by the standards we expect from a major country in 2013, but really its problem is how tightly it clings to tradition.