India fought for independence to negate the western aroma from getting into its respiratory system. We burnt the western outfits, raised slogans, got incarcerated, and marched to every nook and corner of the country possible just to get rid of the white skin supremacy. We succeeded, we became an independent nation in a ray of optimism that we be self-sufficient and eat what's bred and fed here. Through sheer cultural ethics and right education we became a nation whose growth in terms of technology was on par with any super power existing today. As a result, started selling our intellectual capabilities in the form of services. There is no denying the fact that it has benefited the country in leaps and bounds but what we failed to notice is the slow poisoning effect it has had on our culture and traditional values. Educated and liberals may deem it to be preposterous and superstitious but the wise cannot be blind folded and silent. One can have an open market for globalization but should not be influenced by the cultural propaganda offered in the free market exchange. We are a country revered for our culture and traditions and we have every right to feel proud about it. The availability of cultural exchange as result of globalization should not tilt our mind towards western life style which is just a myth of social well-being. India is land where culture and traditions are well thought out and laid. One may argue about its factual evidence but the coincidence it has with today's science and technology is undeniable.
As the famous quote goes "Whether you have a Maruti or a BMW, the road remains the same. Whether you travel economy class or business, your destination doesn't change. Whether you have a Titan or a Rolex, the time is the same. There is nothing wrong in dreaming a luxurious life. What needs to be taken care of is not let need become greed. Because needs can always be met, but greed can never be fulfilled"
The bottom line is that, as an Indian who has huge respect for our forefathers and torch bearers of Indian culture and ethics, I urge the readers to take what is healthy and not just what is tasty from the platter. Instead of completely censuring our existing ethos to accommodate western art of living, realize the disparity and make the right judgments. Remember that at the end of the day a leopard can never change its spots and hence we are what we are no matter where we are. Respect other traditions and cultures with equal reverence to our roots as well.Sell thy knowledge not thyself.
Jai Hind !