Impact of Globalization on Our Culture

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IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION ON YOUR CULTURE

Globalization can be defined as the removing of borders and barriers to facilitate easy exchange of ideas, resources and knowledge between countries. Communication is the essence of Globalization. Without communication, globalization is not possible.

Globalization was introduced to India in 1991, when the Indian government introduced a set of reforms for the ailing Indian economy to prevent it from going to further crisis. These reforms were the Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization reforms. Since 1991, we have seen major changes in India. Globalization has opened India to the world and has brought in the much needed exposure.

Globalization has had impacts in the economic, social, cultural and political ways of India. The most significant remains the impact of globalization on the economic sector. India has seen tremendous growth since 1991. India is one of the fastest growing countries in the world and that is all due to the reforms undertaken in 1991. The role of Multi-National Corporations (MNC's) is very significant in the Indian scenario. The MNC's were brought in by Globalization. Globalization has had a very profound impact on Indian culture. And this can be seen anywhere. It has had a very deep impact on our culture and has dug its way to the roots of our culture.

In 1991, only 10% of the Indian urban population had access to a television. In 2009, that has increased to a whopping 85%. Cable television has made inroads into the Indian household. Foreign movies have come and have reflected their culture in it. This has made a huge impact on the minds of the Indian people. Not to mention the easy availability of Internet whose reach even extends till rural areas. The internet has opened up opportunities for people to learn more about foreign cultures and places. It has made Indians more acceptable and tolerant towards change. Globalization has broken all borders. As a result, the...
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