Parampara and Sanskar…

Yesterday we were chating near the coffee shop about US universities and how to get admission etc.. and suddenly this issue of culture came in between. One of us said that US has no culture. May be he wanted to frame it in a different words but more or less the gist was that they don’t have what we call “Parampara and Sanskar”.

I have a very different opinion about it. What I think is that we are just like any other country with our own beliefs and behavior and which can’t be compared to any other nation. We Indians have got this misconception that we are culturally superior to everyone else in the world. Culture, what I think is our identity and we should take it like that only. Its something like our hair or skin color, some people have fair skin while some are black, some might have curly hairs and some might have smooth and silky hair. There are differeces everywhere and this difference doesn’t make anyone less human or something like that. We should identify this difference and appreciate it.

and again considering others less worthy is not in our culture. All the great thinkers and reformers of India have always reminded us of appreciating other’s culture, respecting them and work in harmony to make a global family :”Vasudheva Kutumbakam”.

यह प्रविष्टि Random Ramblings में पोस्ट की गई थी। बुकमार्क करें पर्मालिंक

5 Responses to Parampara and Sanskar…

  1. Ashutosh Parida कहते हैं:

    may be i think the other person defination of culture is not to demean the US culture. He might be feeling proud of the spiritual superiority of our nation , the selfless-friendly interaction between people [not just for professional benefits ] and the good social tradition being passed to the children from the family.

    And to show the difference, as Aish says ” we dont need to take appointments to have dinner with our parents “.

    Hey , these r my personal views 😉

  2. Sayantika कहते हैं:

    i now believe that you have seen “Swades” a number of times …

    he he he 🙂

  3. Anonymous कहते हैं:

    I respect ur views.Everythin was fine…al except one..Its VASUDHIAKA KUTUMBAM!!!! not :”Vasudheva Kutumbakam” as u said…..

  4. Rakesh कहते हैं:

    hmm … may be .. need to improve my Sanskrut knowledge 🙂

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