I believe that an amalgamation of both is the best way ahead. It’s an extremely stupid notion to consider any culture better than the others.
Sadly as an Indian, I regret to say that this attitude is ceasing to exist in my country. Today’s youth considers western culture to be far more superior than our own and consider themselves to be ‘cool’ if they are the westerners in every aspect of life.Consider the case of language. Many Indians consider it a shame to speak in their mother tongues. Rather they consider speaking English to be a sign of sophistication and if in today’s urban upper class one prefers to talk in an Indian language, he/she is mocked upon and considered to be backward. Can’t we just be equally proficient in our mother tongue as well as English? It’s so disgusting that we’re replacing our culture with the western one rather than assimilating both.
Referring to the recent ‘Slut Walk’ held in the Capital, Mr. Prasad said we had naked women walking down the streets with tattoos on their cheeks, whereas Indian women did not even look up while walking. “Women marrying women and men marrying men. Where is this country of saints and sages headed for,” he sought to know.
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