A couple of years ago, I had invited my best friend Jenene, to attend an Indian wedding. I thought it might be fun for her to experience the different foods, clothing, personalities, and religious beliefs that were particular to my culture. Later on that evening she had pulled me to the side and told me that the culture that she was raised in was completely different from mine. She was raised in New York all of her life and she had never experienced such a distinct culture. At that time I told her that she did not know half the story! As time went on, she attended more and more Indian functions and realized that the main differences between the western and Indian cultures were religion, marriage, and social interaction. The western culture is predominantly of the Christian faith praying to one God. Growing up in the Hindu faith, I always wondered why my mother used to pray to many Gods. As I became older, I built up the courage to ask a Pandit (Indian Priest) why we believed in many Gods whereas all the others believed only in one. He had informed me that we only believe in one God, Lord Shiva. It may appear that we are praying to many Gods, but in fact we are praying to the many forms that he appeared to us on earth. The Hindu and the Christian religious beliefs are predominantly very similar in that they teach individuals to be good and giving people. The main difference between the two religions is our belief in the after-life. Christians believe that after we die, we wait to be judged (Judgement Day) and until that time, your soul remains in an everlasting sleep (purgatory). After Judgement Day Christians believe that they answer for the wrongs that they committed upon the earth. This determines whether they go to Heaven or Hell. Hindus believe in reincarnation, which is life after death. We believe that after you die, your soul is transferred into another body or form. Depending on your dharma (behavior) in your previous life will
cultured and at the same time we dont want to show alsocompletely naked,to say that we are of Orient in nature. You see the advertisement in the Yahoo, how to increse the size of penis. Do this ad project us as cultured? I doubt. One may say that Western culture makes us bold enough to face the challenges of the present world. When west was sleeping, we were cultured and were bold.
2. lose of affection and attachment to the family. Because of westernisation, our children does not know even their close….
Indian Culture Vs Western Culture.**
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Indian culture vs Western culture.
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I think both culture are good....and I think WESTERN culture is good in many wayssssss............its very liberal and alwayz ready for a change nd also has INDIVIDUALITY.....and thing which is wrong with our culture is our rigidity....we can not change ourself easily..
I am not saying change ur own culture and accept….
Is Western Culture dominating India Culture
Now we are in 21st century ,if we compare the culture which means the way we live,the way we love,the way we give respect to yelders and teachers,the food we eat,the way we dress,etc., of the 20th century I can say that the western culture is not dominating but going to dominate unique Indian culture.
Today youth occupy most of the population of our country.Youth contribute to the uniqueness of any nation.Our nation has its uniqueness in….
WHICH CULTURE IS BETTER: WESTERN OR EASTERN
“The Last Supper,” the painting of Da Vinci illustrates the mental states of each subject and the expressions in a vivid manner and bring the subjects to life. Qi Baishi, a renowned painter of traditional Chinese painting, famous for painting shrimps could bring subjects to life within seconds. Both of them possess painting techniques which are extraordinary, but their styles are completely different. The famous Chinese painter Master Li Hongzhi….
CULTURES AT BOTH ENDS OF THE WORLD
The world we live in is made out of a vast differing quality of distinctive societies. One of the main contrasts within this diversity of cultures is the differences between the East and the West. Eastern and Western cultures differ with one another in a wide range of point of view. In this essay, I will discuss how the distinction between the two varies and how it influences the behaviors and practices of individuals.
First and foremost, I would like to point….
Indians versus Westward Expansion
It was the early 19th century. The United States was in the process of expanding and rapidly growing. While expanding, the government had to push the Native Americans westward to acquire new land. The harsh and unjust treatment made a huge impact on the Native American nation. In both of the readings, Indian Rights and Chief Joseph Speaks, both Native American tribes speak of the unjust treatment from the U.S. Government with use of treaties. Both readings also….
Indian vs American
Indian and American cultures have been a big part of me and my life. The Indian culture and American cultures are similar and different. The Indian culture is a more strict, spicy cuisine, and an easier education system. On the other hand, the American culture is more laid back, has mixed cuisine, and has a tough education system.
Competition is extreme in Indian society. From past experience, American parents are more encouraging than Indian parents. If an Indian child….
Many countries have different religions and cultures. Culture is a form of human intellectual achievements. It is like learning a human’s behavior pattern. It does not matter what background you have or which part of the world you are from, everybody has a culture in them in some way. It involves interactions between people, for example verbal communication, non verbal communication and or facial expressions. For verbal communication people tend to greet each other in the politest way using common….
living today. The eastern peoples put others above themselves. The way the western civilization used to live is how we live today: caring about ourselves for the most part. Even though the eastern side of living is how most people wanted to live, there are some positive characteristics of the western side that are worth incorporating.
A common problem today is that we don’t think. A trait of eastern culture is the being contemplative. There are countless problems that could be avoided….
American vs Indian culture
No two cultures are the same. The American and Indian cultures have very vast differentiation between them..While the culture of America is a mixture of different cultures, the Indian culture is unique and has its own values.
One of the major differences that can be seen between American and Indian culture is in family relations. While the Indians are very much family oriented, the Americans are individual oriented. In Indian culture, the family values are given more….