• This forum contains old posts that have been closed. New threads and replies may not be made here. Please navigate to the relevant forum to create a new thread or post a reply.
  • Welcome to Tamil Brahmins forums.

    You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our Free Brahmin Community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

    If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Americanization of India: Is this true? If it is, is it profoundly menacing?

Status
Not open for further replies.
Hello All:

This author concluded that India has already become America! I totally disagree.

The author knows only of India9%; he has no clue about the other India91%, where most people make far less than Rs. 150 per person per day (when a simple mid-day meal costs Rs. 50).

Yes, his perception about India9% is spot on: this very small faction is flourishing well with air-conditioned malls in Chennai and other large metropolitan centers. The very materialistic India9% loves Americanization for mostly for the Conspicuous Consumption. Not for philanthropy.. Not for harder work... Not for inventions and innovations....:)

India9% also sports dual personality: Many are theistic with ambiguous virtues - conveniently they will switch between modernity and orthodoxy - they want everything: They want the Cake and Eat it too.... :)

Read on.. and chime on this:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/opinion/sunday/how-india-became-america.html


Cheers.

:)
 
the article is so far away from the ground, written from a glass tower.

Our maid pays 1200 as rent for one shanty, and earns 2000 per month, a princely sum for her, but an amount in which one can buy only one shoe out of a pair of Reeboks.

yes the avenues for earning are there, much aplenty than say 20 years back,

but we need to understand that every painted lady is not aishwarya rai. and mall does not make an america of chittoor

Amercians are the wrost at adapting to differnt enviornment, and they carry a pepsi or a coke every where like a placebo.

does not mean that every electronic city would make a wall street out of a sadar bazar
 
Dear Sri.Yamaka, Greetings.

From that article, all I can understand is, 'India becomes modernised'. I could not think India being 'Americanised'.

By the way, I don't see any problems when 'modernity in day to day living' and display of 'orthodoxy in religious matters'. It is hilarious, but I don't see any problem in that if the display is purely personal.

Although the gross income is not well distributed amoung her citizens, the basic standard of living seem to have improved. I could see a sense of confidence and self awareness with more persons than in the past.

Cheers!
 

prasad1

Active member
Welcome back Mr. Raghy. Hope you had a great trip.
When I visit India, this is the sense I get. The one big difference is that Indians have changed from being savers to conspicuous consumers. May be it is the sense of confidence. They are having time of their life. It is only the people with fixed income and us NRI's who suffer with the cost of living in India.
 
OP
OP
Y

Yamaka

0
Dear Sri.Yamaka, Greetings.

From that article, all I can understand is, 'India becomes modernised'. I could not think India being 'Americanised'.

By the way, I don't see any problems when 'modernity in day to day living' and display of 'orthodoxy in religious matters'. It is hilarious, but I don't see any problem in that if the display is purely personal.

Although the gross income is not well distributed amoung her citizens, the basic standard of living seem to have improved. I could see a sense of confidence and self awareness with more persons than in the past.

Cheers!

Hello Dear Raghy:

Welcome back... hope you had a wonderful trip home, and all went as per your plans.

I am happy that India9% is doing very well, and the escalator taking the shoppers to the higher level is the metaphor shown in the photo of the Express Mall at Chennai.

Yes, the basic standard of living is IMPROVING year after year (which happens in Haiti, Bangla Desh, Cylon and most of Africa also), but too many people are left behind, and the India9% does not seem to comprehend it.

That's what bothers me the most.

Regards.

Y
 

prasad1

Active member
It depends on one's own perspective. If you want to see beauty because it makes you happy you see it everywhere. If you want to see misery, because it makes you happy you see misery. There is nothing some one else can show that will change one's pet wish.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top
Thank you for visiting TamilBrahmins.com

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.

We depend on advertising to keep our content free for you. Please consider whitelisting us in your ad blocker so that we can continue to provide the content you have come here to enjoy.

Alternatively, consider upgrading your account to enjoy an ad-free experience along with numerous other benefits. To upgrade your account, please visit the account upgrades page

You can also donate financially if you can. Please Click Here on how you can do that.

I've Disabled AdBlock    No Thanks