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Indian and Western culture are followed in different parts of India and they are

different from each other.

Indian culture refers to the traditions, religions and the rules which are followed
in India whereas Western
culture is the culture followed in American and the European countries.

We live in a closed society. Every now and then we find someone condemning western
culture for being too open, flashy
and modern in a way that is disturbing our society and the present day generation.
Most of us believe that western
culture is weakening our own value system and with time our culture will disappear.

But do you think it right to put blame on others for all your wrong actions? What
is happening in our society is
because of us, not because of any other person or society. Is wearing modern
clothes, using mobile phones, eating fast
food what westernization means to us? The fact is, we are in a dilemma. We do want
to stay where we were and, at the
same time, want to fly high up in the sky. But flying high when you are deeply
rooted to the ground won�t let you fall
in any case.

Culture literal meaning is what how you cultivate or build oneself. Cult or build
in multi-directionally i.e in ethically socially
even in all aspects of that lead human development. Every culture is enriched with
some good and bad features. Indian culture
is rich and diverse and as a result unique in its very own way. Our manners, way
of communicating with one another, etc are
one of the important components of our culture. Even though we have accepted modern
means of living, improved our lifestyle,
our values and beliefs still remain unchanged. A person can change his way of
clothing, way of eating and living but the rich
values in a person always remains unchanged because they are deeply rooted within
our hearts, mind, body and soul which
we receive from our culture. Western culture can also be referred to as advanced
culture; this is because its ideas and values
promote the development and sustainment of advanced civilization. Western culture
has had quite an influence in india but it
has its pros & cons too. There are many good things in the western culture which
we have adopted. But why do we see only the
negatives? Even the Indian culture has influence the western world. the globe is
shrinking & we are all getting closer to each
other in many ways. so its very natural for us to adopt their ways & for them to
adopt ours Western culture has affected almost
every dimension of society. The core religious traditions are still the same but
the life style differences can be found because of
western culture. Hence we can say that western media has not affected the core
traditions of indian society but has changed
life style and apparent characteristics of the society. Conclusion: How there is
head and tail for a coin there is both positive and
negative impact of western culture and Indian Culture. I think both cultures are
unique in their own way and equally good.
Western culture and Indian culture both have good qualities and bad qualities. We
should not think of which culture is better
but should take the good qualities of both cultures and put it into use in our life
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Moreover, every society whether western or eastern has both positive as well as
negative sides. It depends upon the
person: whether he or she wants to imbibe a positive or negative aspect of the

At present, a majority of us are blindly running after modernization and have

started believing that western culture is
doing only wrong. But this is not right, as western countries are developing at a
much faster pace than us. Crime rate
in some western countries is far less than what India has at present. Their cities
come in the list of the most
preferred destinations to live in the world because of low crime rate, and high
standards of living. So, we must learn
good things from everyone leaving aside the wrong.

What can we adopt from western culture?

Society and community value system

Deep-rooted family values are part of the Indian culture. Parents perform their
duties to raise their kids, kids once
grown up take care of the elders in the family and marriage is the most sacred
union in Indian culture, and so on. But
when it comes to society or community, we show an altogether different attitude.
For any terrible situation, we think
it is not our responsibility but that of someone else. However, the same
responsibility towards community is well
understood in the West. Western people show their concern for society and make
sacrifices, if required.

Habit of Cleanliness

Most of us have the habit of throwing garbage here and there instead of putting it
in its proper place. But, if you
have been to any western country, then you might have observed a big difference in
cleanliness. They keep their
surroundings absolutely clean and do not throw even a single bit of paper on the
road, in parks or at public places.
Everything is well maintained.
In some western countries, different types of garbage like plastic, kitchen waste,
etc are required to be put in
separate garbage bags. These are then kept outside the home to be collected by
respective garbage collectors. But in
India, throwing garbage in empty plots is a common scene. So, we must learn a sense
of cleanliness from them.

Traffic Rules

How many of you have seen someone or the other breaking traffic rules in India? I
have seen this many a times. But
westerners follow all the traffic rules very strictly, even if there is no traffic
policeman around.


Transportation system in western countries is much better than in India. A friend

of mine once went to England. She was
travelling by bus. The bus stopped at its scheduled stop and there was a
handicapped person waiting for the bus. This
bus had that space occupied, so the driver of the bus deboarded. He contacted
another bus driver driving the bus on the
same route and confirmed the space for handicapped person and his wheelchair. The
driver then waited for that bus. He
left the place only after boarding the handicapped passenger in the right bus. Bus
drivers can communicate with
passengers whenever required and they speak very politely. Such types of incidents
are absolutely hard to find in India.


Sense of accountability is great in western culture and we must learn this

attribute from them. We must be answerable to
what we do. However, in India, generally important people are less answerable than


Be professional like people in the West who do not allow their personal feelings,
problems and dealings to interfere in
their professional lives. Along with this we must be punctual and respect the
other person�s time.

Therefore, going ahead by preserving our values and culture is not wrong. Also, we
should change with time for good as
everything in this world is changing. We must adopt good values of western culture
to our value system for betterment,
growth and development.