- Now-a-days people can’t able to talk pure mother tongue because they are watching foreign TV channels most of the time.
- These channels have adverse effect on institution of marriage.
- Many people try to imitate the trends which are shown in TV.
- Children and youth are easily fascinate towards bad things than the good things.
- After the introduction of foreign channels, there is a drastic change in our culture.
- Culture depends on a person’s perception. Nobody can destroy our culture without our permission.
- As world is becoming a global village, we must be ready to embrace all other cultures and have a knowledge about it.
- By having foreign TV channels, we can able to know about world shows and can participate in them.
- Discovery, National Geographic, BBC and much more foreign channels expand our knowledge.
- Through international sports channel, we can know about the sports of other countries.
- With the new DTH technology users can subscribe the channels as per their wish.
- Parents can lock the channels, which are dangerous to children.
- We can’t blame foreign channels as some local channels are also destroying our culture.
- It’s not their mistake because they are just following their culture.
Every coin has two sides, we should take only positive side. We are responsible for our deeds. But of course, govt is regulating the television broadcasting by allowing complaints from public and taking necessary steps whether it is foreign or local channel.
Afterwords :- What are your thoughts on this topic? Feel free to express your opinion in the comment section below.
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Foreign Television Channels are Destroying Our Culture
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|Naveena D said: (Mar 4, 2018)|
|Good Morning Friends,|
According to me, Foreign culture is destroying our culture. Sometimes, this is used to improve our knowledge. But, the foreign culture has been destroying our culture.
For example, women's dresses and men's jeans. Because jeans is dangerous our health. Then foods also used in foreign food varieties. That food affects our health suchas, cancer, obesity, thyroid problems. Then processed foods also done by foreign products. So foreign culture is destroying our culture.
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|Deepz. said: (Feb 8, 2018)|
|May be they are destroying us! but, still they are like innovators to indians. Actually, we can learn lot of things from the movies like interstellar, terminator, divergents, etc. It depends on the person watching. If a girl wear jeans it doesn't mean that she is destroying our culture but it means she is very much comfortable in wearing it.|
So, I would say that rather than protesting against westren culture. Let us grab some good ideas on that and make our India much better.
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|Ankita said: (Nov 5, 2017)|
|India is a vast country with 1.3 million people. It is rich in traditions and cultures. Nothing can destroy such diverse culture of our country. And so foreign TV channels also can't affect our culture. In fact we can learn a lot of things from foreign TV channels. They are innovators. They are full of ideas and creativity. Unlike Indian TV shows they can teach a lot of things. Science fiction shows how best can we use technology. Then there are many other shows based on a new concept which unlike Indian movie of typical love story and serials based on saas bahu conflict. Also we improve our communication skills which is must in corporate world.|
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|Nandhu said: (Aug 13, 2017)|
|Foreign television channel is not destroying our culture. Actually, it is used to improve ourselves. We are all not a kids. We know what is good and bad. And also it depends on the individual thinking. It's all our vision how to we take it. Actually, foreign channel is helpful to know about the other's culture.|
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|Pj _19 said: (Jul 27, 2017)|
|According to me,|
Foreign television channels are not destroying our culture, in fact channels like discovery and NatGeo. Provides information and practical views. It totally depends on the person what he wants to see it's nothing related to culture. Their tv shows are far better in technology than our and their rankings are on a global level, so instead, we should try and make our shows at par in excellence as theirs.
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|Akil said: (Jul 24, 2017)|
|Foreign television channels are not destroying our culture it used for creating things and history of apes and wild life etc.|
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|Aruna.V said: (Jul 24, 2017)|
|In my point of view, foreign channels destroy our culture. For example, women's are used to dress neatly but nowadays there are following culture and most important is food but our Indian people were following fast food from foreign culture these are the worst thing. I think so. And some shows are can not be seen by children's. When BBC shows in India they only bad events and when our India conduct world health organisation In BBC news they show top headline due to poverty India conducted a WHO.|
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|Pravallika said: (Jul 19, 2017)|
|According to me, watching to foreign television channels may not destroy our culture because it is up to the individual, one should grab new and good things by watching the flaunt English channels which can develop our communication skills. Here, Newton's third will depict a lot, as it says for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction we people are trying to change our culture into Western but the foreign people are trying to follow our customs. So it is up to us to watch the foreign channels or not.|
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|Rasik Preet Nahar (Bilsrk Forever) said: (Jul 16, 2017)|
|According to me, there are both negative and positive effect of foreign channels on our culture as on one one side small children who are only of 3 to 4 years and should learn good things but are glued to foreign cartoon channels like shin chan and oggy and the cockroaches they are not getting good deeds from that and are spoiling their minds due its Hindi translations it's getting worse if the future of our county will only forget is culture and will adopt these things then what will happen to our country as every coin has two sides these channels also in a positive way forget news channels sports channels are the one who informs us about the world they don't affect our culture but still there is an impression of westernisation is there on our minds foreign news channels even make us modern and connects us to the world.|
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|Kayel said: (Jun 16, 2017)|
|According to my view of point, the foriegn channel helps to invent new thing. The thing is Indian channels.|
They are the destroyable ones.
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|Pallavi Sharma said: (Mar 24, 2017)|
|According to me, foreign television channels are not destroying our culture because it depends on us what we gain from television and foreign or Indian channels. It depends on our mentality what we thing right or wrong. Ex. Television also shows or display good news or channels but why we gain bad things. And after that, we blame foreign channels and say. They are responsible for destroying our culture. As we see and learning about culture in the childhood and after that one channel or news or a program can destroy our culture easily. How this possible? And please stop blaming another thing or a person for our mistakes. So first we should change ourself and another point is that. It depends on us we want to destroy or not, our culture. Thank you.|
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|Bhagyashree said: (Mar 9, 2017)|
Is Homosexuality a bad content? Homosexuality is a sexual preference. Now I can understand how the people having a narrow mindset can think this way, but since I know you are exposed to the internet, I expected better. Grow up and widen your mind. Improve your thoughts.
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|Jujube Sabat said: (Jan 31, 2017)|
|In my view, it's our thought that foreign channels destroy the culture. No doubt it's the fact.|
The main thing is to control ourself first. We are continuously watching and getting the bad impact.
Even I too see such. We can't blame anyone for a sake of destroying the culture.
We are getting addicted to it. If we are not addicted then any destroy in culture.
Change urself first then the rest.
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|Arun Kumar said: (Jan 7, 2017)|
|@Sumit gc. I think you are little bit wrong about your saying for Indian tv shows that the story revolves around only between saas and bahu but what are you thinking that foreign tv channels do not have a same based stories. Have you seen any foreign tv show?|
Out of the topic, you should know that the best actors on the basis of acting are in our country as compared.
This topic is a whole dependent on the mentality and thoughts of the people.
Think of it.
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|Ajit Kumar Nayak said: (Oct 27, 2016)|
The foreign television channels are nowadays are the guidelines for our modern civilization. From child to old man, all prefer that. But we have to control our point of view so that that cannot destroy us. We are nowadays preparing ourselves by watching &knowing the procurement which are always appreciated especially our youth. The youth by seeing the learning program, always motivated to go ahead by developing their inner personal skill and all the attribute related to their day to day life.
So there must be a slogan-gain right thing and leave wrong thing.
Thanking you all.
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|Sumera said: (Oct 22, 2016)|
|Foreign channels are not destroying our culture. It's wrong to say. If they thing that they destroy our culture then why they cannot act upon that thing very soon. Why they act now. This is only their selfishness, not anything more. Sorry but I m not agree with that concept. Because it's wrong way of improvement of our culture. Very bad. Every person has their own point of view and nobody have any right on others life.|
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|Suman Gc said: (Aug 30, 2016)|
|In my opinion, foreign tv channels are not destroying our culture.|
They are just depicting their culture from these channels, adaptability is up to us whether we want to adopt it or not.
In my opinion, foreign channels are far better than Indian tv shows where we can easily predict what's going to happen next and in our Indian tv shows the story only revolves around saas and bahu. Bahu becoming nagging or a fly to take a revenge I mean I think our Indian shows are destroying our culture.
If I'll ask anyone in India who is better Pradyumna or sherlock homes definitely we know the answer or we can say our flying jet or spiderman superman.
Instead, I think foreign television is helping us in some way as we all know nowadays how important English has become we all know the value of English in the corporate world.
So in some or the other way these channels definitely helps us to improve our communication skills and in some way these might help in improving our English too.
The shows like FRIENDS which is an epic show no one can ever beat this show. I mean have we seen an Indian show like this depicting the story of some friends hanging out together.
Parents usually tell their children don't watch English shows as they shows all kind of dirty things and in my opinion, these are the only cause that there are so many cases in Indian than in any other country.
In all foreign television channels Are not destroying our culture but instead I think we should learn something forms their culture and tries to inculcate in our daily life.
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|Ajaysatpute48@Gmail.Com said: (Aug 22, 2016)|
Friends, foreign tv channels are presenting their culture. So that we can compare our traditions with them & can choose those things which are best suitable for us. We have to change according to the world. Now it's on us that how we make our benefit from them. Nowadays Indian tv channels are following the western culture so if they are destroying our culture eventually it comes to Indian channels also.
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|Adari said: (Aug 16, 2016)|
|Foreign channels are not harmful to Indians because our traditions are strong and they are watching under parents and the foreign channels main concept is entertainment.|
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|Maneesha said: (Aug 7, 2016)|
As I know, foreign channels are used to learn English. By seeing some channels we can improve our communication skills. Even though there are some channels like F TV we may destroy also. But good or bad is depend on us. If we avoid such channels we do they supply those channels. We should avoid first.
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|Suraj Anand said: (Jun 24, 2016)|
|No, Indian Television Channels And Bollywood are enough to destroy our culture.|
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|Rikita Rana said: (Mar 16, 2016)|
|Foreign television channels are helpful. They are not destroying our culture. For example sherlock holmes show, oprah winfrey show useful to increase your english speaking skills, helpful in make your english speaking conversation better.|
Foreign movies are the mixture of action, good different story, drama and most important is science fiction movie which increase your knowledge regarding technology.
Movies like Terminator movie series which shows that with the help of technology human crate humanoid robots.
Movies like Evolution, Residential evil series shows that during biological experiment if any hazard occurred than human beings have to suffer from it and if those experiment have completed Successfully than world can get new biological invention to make future better.
Movie like titanic is very good movie to understand what happened and how people have survived during this historical accident.
Jurassic park movie series represent life of big animals in earlier century days, how world destroyed, how these jiant animal destroyed from the world.
And some shows like AFV (American funny videos) and Just for laugh are good for refresh your mind. It makes you laugh for sometime.
Some movies like fast and furious movie series, Lake Placid 3, Anaconda movie series, Piranha are nice movies which shows that if animals got big and wild that how it destroy human beings. It's good imaginative movies.
Now if I talk about Hindi channels, movies there is just boring serials which isn't helpful. Hindi movies have just one story content like love story.
So Foreign channels are better if people want good entertainment and want to learn something good.
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|Navaj said: (Mar 8, 2016)|
|It is upto you how you think. As know if you wear black goggle the world will be seen as black. We have to take only good from the TV channels. The remote is in our hand.|
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|Satya said: (Feb 29, 2016)|
|Foreign channels are not destroying our culture it is based upon our mind sets and attitude and in some ways foreign channels are improving language if you are thinking foreign they are destroying our culture if foreigners are using our culture.|
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|Pankaj Kumar said: (Feb 27, 2016)|
In my opinion I don't think so Indian culture are destroying by foreign TV channel, it provides huge information regarding technology which is very important for today's generation.
Foreign channel reflect their culture and tradition what they have and its up to you whether you adapt or not.
India famous for their culture and tradition across the world but most of the people say that if some person watch foreign channels they forgot their Indian culture they wear jeans, designer cloth etc ya I know these type of cloth came from western culture.
So it's not means that if we Indian wear kurta pajama so we follow Indian culture, Indian people known for their brain sharpness, discipline, respect of their parent etc.
Although foreign channel like discovery, NGO, BBC etc provides knowledge regarding animal, new discovery, gadget, etc which we can't expect by Indian channel.
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|Ankit Goyal said: (Feb 9, 2016)|
|Behalf of my personal knowledge I write this stuff. I think that western channels are not destroying our culture they improve our knowledge because when we see channels like discovery, natgeo, history tv they show extraordinary stuff that we will never seen before on any channels. |
The discovery channel shows manufacturing of audi, ferrari now can you imagine this kind of manufacturing can be seen on other channel. That is my point and western channel like HBO are present their stuff with english subtitles so we can easily understand what they can say and this improves our english too.
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|Aman said: (Dec 17, 2015)|
According to me foreign channels are not destroying our culture. It depends on person to person. How he/she takes the things. As India is a democratic country. Everyone has right what he/she wants to do. As we are adopting many things from foreign countries. As We prefer wearing western/foreign apparels rather than khakhi clothes. Many people prefer because we like it.
If foreign countries are destroying our culture. Than why we all are appreciating English language, English songs and movies. Why we are sharing our views in English rather than Hindi. As Hindi is our national language. Foreign channels are showing their culture. If we find something good. Than we should adopt it. We should not criticized anything.
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|Anal T Balu Memury said: (Nov 8, 2015)|
I do think that foreign channels are harming our culture because when anybody goes through a channel he forgets to live in the reality and goes into a world of imagination and he tries to imitate it. This attitude of course will harm our culture. If we people think that our culture is way better than any others then we should avoid these channels.
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|Priya Agrawal said: (Oct 30, 2015)|
|From my point of view, foreign channels are more subjective than our Indian channels, foreign channels and even movies make the implementation of technologies rather than the emotional and narrow minded things.|
I don't say that Indian channels are completely bad, they too show the faces of political fights and riots, but in a exaggerated manner. This is a complete different in foreign channels. They are subjective.
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|Nwankwo Covenant said: (Oct 29, 2015)|
|Well. I feel that foreign TV channels are destroying our culture through influence. Am a Nigerian and I have seen a lot. Most Nigerians now don't value their culture any more when it comes to food they prefer eating foreign food to our own locally made food which is even more nutritious and healthier to our body also language. |
Most Nigerians don't even care about speaking their mother tongue anymore fashion also. They prefer wearing foreign materials and so on which is not meant to be.
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|Farheen Shabnam said: (Oct 14, 2015)|
I would like to say that actually I had take part in debate competition and my topic is ''Is really television spoiling our Indian culture and I'm in the against of the motion. Apart of this I have to say that the television is the great medium for education and other useful learning stuff but we cannot ignore the dark side of television, the young generation were spoiling their knowledge toward the reality of world and were living in the world of imaginations.
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|Jagadish Jal said: (Oct 6, 2015)|
|Hi friends, I am Jagadish.|
I wants to express my own view on this gd topic. In my view foreign TV channels are not destroying our culture but it improve our knowledge on the various factors. When we see the channel like historical channel, discovery, BBC, etc. We gets a lot of knowledge basically on English. We gets new knowledge from historical channels, as we gets chances to see many new places, specially the historical places.
We develops our English power when we hear their speaking style, their pronunciation, tone, etc. We also gets a lot of scientific knowledge from foreign channel. It is also developed our general knowledge. Though it has bad effects but it is totally depends on us what to see and what not to see.
So in my view we should except the right thing and left the evil side, so that it will be better for us in future.
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|Shashank said: (Oct 4, 2015)|
|A country where you prefer foreign brand, you watch Hollywood movies more than Bollywood, you speak and write a foreign language, you plan you holidays in foreign countries, you want job in foreign country, you prefer your baby to be born in foreign mean while you crave for every foreign thing, then what is the problem with foreign channel. At-least we get some sensible to watch on those channels.|
And for the people who are talking about Indian culture, my question is what is your culture. Demand for dowry is your culture!, getting burnt by your mother-in-law is your culture!, not wearing jeans is your culture!, kissing in public is again your culture!, demanding for reservation is your culture! Come on!
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|Rohan said: (Sep 27, 2015)|
|My opinion regarding these topic is that foreign TV channels are not destroying our culture it depends upon the viewers thought from these channels we can improve the communication skill, through these channels BBC, discovery, national geography we can get the information of other countries in few minutes we can understand there culture and various techniques they are using for agriculture.|
As well as how they are doing the transportation of fruits various product coming from farm to get more benefit as in India almost 60% of people are farmer. So it depends upon the person which things should he take which should not. Another thing is that about the fashion TV through these we can gain how to wear dress for various function to look a good person.
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|Rathna Reddy said: (Sep 23, 2015)|
|In TV channels serials are telecasting from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm not only for the entertainment but also human being health are upset. I think so TV channels are destructing the Indian culture not only for this reason finally I want to say one the thing human beings are addicted towards serials more then news channels.|
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|Anusha said: (Sep 21, 2015)|
|Guys you people done well. But, what I wanna say is foreign channels are just like tide. When it is coming before to us if we will be there we will be die. But if we move aside we will be safe. Just, like that if we watch any vulgar stuff it will disturb us. If we ignore it we will be safe. So, it is not channels mistake they have right to exhibit there culture. It's our fault of misusing it.|
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|Sumit said: (Sep 18, 2015)|
|Some channels who display discovery/invention/technology are not destroying our culture they improve our knowledge.|
But some other channels who display homosexuality/other bad contents are certainly destroying our culture. Our eyes and ears are input device for our brain, the data that enters in brain will be surely affecting the person, we can't ignore that. And kids don't even know what to keep and what to discard.
Remember the topic of this GD was "whether foreign channels are destroying our culture" and not who else is responsible for this, so do not divert from the topic indeed some channels are responsible.
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|Rajan said: (Aug 6, 2015)|
|Well, I don't think so that foreign channel destroy our culture. There are lot of English channels and it depends on person's channel choice. If they want to improve their language - 2, this is the best way.|
If we watch the Hollywood movies, BBC news channels we learn lot of things like how to talk, read, write and listen their language. I often watch these channels and I improve myself in language - 2.
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|Rajiv $ Kumar said: (Jul 21, 2015)|
|I completely disagree with that foreign TV is destroying over. It is true very interesting serial, movie and documentary leaves its influence in memory. But It depends on a person how does he assume and react.|
Because every type aspects are available around us. But it does not mean we follow all scenarios and implement in our life. Culture is art of living, it depends on you how do you make it better.
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|Neel said: (Jun 6, 2015)|
|Why only foreign channels? Any kind of inappropriate visuals or verbals should be banned like in internet, TV, songs, magazines etc. In order to discuss about so called "destroying our Indian culture" we should know what it really is. I can not mention his/her name, but what he/she written is unbelievable!|
According to it wearing inappropriate clothes, keeping different hairstyles, having homosexual relationships are against Indian culture. It not at all matters what you are from outside. What really matters is what you are from inside. So, in a Nutshell I just want to tell you that banning anything is not going to change anything, unless we change ourselves.
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|Selvi Reva said: (May 26, 2015)|
According to me, foreign television channels are destroying our Indian culture, because if anyone watch any TV channel, they think that mentally I too change such heroin style. So easily the teenagers change, like their costumes, hair styles etc., this spoils our Indian culture.
The children also affected by foreign channel because now a days more number of children from their childhood watching some unwanted scene which is below their maturity level where they couldn't differentiate which is good or bad, so easily they are addicted, and forget our culture.
Now a days children and youngsters are very important in any developing nation. If youngster and children easily change, then how will they develop their country. Finally foreign culture is destroying our Indian culture.
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|Apps said: (May 16, 2015)|
I want to make a point here that it is not the channel that matters, what matters most is the content. How can we ban & blame foreign channels if our own channels are not any less in terms of spoiling our culture. Can we appreciate songs of sunny leone, honey singh & bhojpuri dances? Are they a part of our culture? Absolutely not. So we should first check out ourselves before blaming others.
The second lies in our conservative mentality and due to this the one who suffers the most are our children. From the day he/she is born we start planning & saving for their studies in America and here we are talking of banning foreign channels. Imagine them getting to Harvard the first day and being ragged up because our very cultured children simply can't adjust to this new world, the will feel like aliens and will die of inferiority complex.
In my view the whole world is like a village nowadays and we should try to respect the culture and thinking of all of them. And we should teach our child as well to respect all cultures. The more we restrict them the more we will lose them. So talk to them, tell them & be frank with them. Because remember, TV is not the only medium it is one of the mediums. Internet, magazines, friends are still there.
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|Sushil said: (Apr 9, 2015)|
Talking in favour of the topics I would say yes Indian culture is somewhat affected by the foreign television channels. Though the picturisation, graphics and finally telling the moral of the episode is best of all other television channels along with that some of these foreign TV channels simply attracts the viewers because of their various beauties of presentation.
But, the purity of India is its culture like obeying our elders, respecting senior citizen, knowing about the wrong and right thing from our inner soul which at times tells us not to do the thing which it feels incorrect or wrong is somewhat easily affected by that great western culture TV channels.
Since the great religion tells the beauty of the world simply by their beautiful and sensible words (Such as The Mahabharata, Indian Vedas, The Bible, Quran etc) and not by any vulgarity.
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|Rajesh Kumar said: (Apr 7, 2015)|
I don't think so that by the foreign television, how can destroy our culture its depends upon a person and his views TV channels are for entertainment. So they would never harmful for our culture. Just need positive thinking and believing in our-self. Nothing can destroy our culture. If we have good intention and positive thinking.
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|Rajkumar said: (Apr 1, 2015)|
|God evening friends, I think all the foreign channels are not bad, also most of the Indian television channels are not good.|
Say for instance discovery, NGC, History channels etc are showing many good documentaries, have the quality of info regarding science, history, business, innovative ideas etc.
But in contrary most of the Indian English News channels having the slave mindset adopted from colonial British and Macaulay way of education indulge in airing of biased news, twisting of facts, aligning with one particular community or religion or political party and ignoring attacks and conversions problems faced by other religion and community and also lobbying for foreign imported culture like gay life style and Freedom without any responsibility etc.
And indulge sensationalism and shady journalism, avoiding intellectual debate on national issues and totally ignoring positive aspects of our country and its rich culture, focusing only on spicy, negative and airing news and maligning particular community or organization or individual without any proof.
In fact, some of the documentaries shown in discovery channel on ancient Indian philosophy and pilgrimage site in Himalayas, Kethernath, with the respectful manner along with lines of Upanishads, without western prejudiced view and twisting of facts.
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|Deepika said: (Feb 4, 2015)|
This is a burning issue in India to talk or speak about. It's not correct to make foreign channels as a wrong issue. If we see a new thing we would like to watch it with more excitement. But watching is only our duty but not imitating it. Even we don't have right to judge what is wrong or what is correct because we ourselves are part of it.
Why should we think foreign channels are the reason for the reason for destroying our culture. Why don't we think mistake in ours?
Friends I would like to say one more thing with an example.
If a boy of clever student has failed his examination due to illness. So he asked to his teacher to give him one more chance. The teacher has excused him and given a chance to write an exam in one separate room and keeping with him an invigilator.
So the teacher have kept papers near him and she has gone away. The teacher had confident that he is a clever student so he will not copy and she left that place. By going teacher outside he has decided to copy exam and he has copied the exam.
Mistake is in boy or in teacher. No there is no solution for it. Because teacher have a confident that he will not copy the exam and by keeping papers in front of student he will definitely have a little hope to copy the examination.
So it the mistake is in ours we don't have right to judge what is right and what is wrong. So I would like to say one more thing whatever we do it depends on our mindset. believe in you and your heart then nothing is going to be bad.
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|Debjyoti Dutta said: (Jan 30, 2015)|
|If foreign channels can be accused of spreading bad taste to the delicate minds of our youngsters then give me a reason of not blaming Indian mythologies to stimulate public to carry out the shittiest cultures like polygamy, dowry, physical assault, rapes and so on. Because its totally Indian. |
If something seems to be very much indigenous causing problems carried out through long time we hardly could imagine to hoarsely protest against it, just because its belonged to the local geographical area where we have been used to live in since long.
Just put a glance over Linga puja thriving in India where as no other country barely think of pampering such bad practices going on in massive scale as religious beliefs. Just watch Ramayana where Rama relinquish his beloved consort in a doubt that she might be touched by some uneven aspect, still we worship that character as a god in a hidden desire that someday if we could smite our girls the way he as we thought did.
Even Mahabharata we show explicitly the worst fortune suffered by two women namely Radha and Droupadi by their lover and relatives the way which we glorify as our pride. There is no dearth of examples set in Indian mythologies showing violence, incest, demoralization immensely we hardly count them. If sexuality are supposed to be as bad as worth paying nothing but immense disgrace, then how could you guys flag ancient temples like Khajuraho and Koark which promotes nudity and eroticism hugely as our national pride.
If you guys wants to go for subjugating foreign shows promoting violence which you jerks blamed for spreading the sense of inhuman intolerance among youngsters then my question to you is how could those illiterate people, from the villages who never been in such a situation to afford television sets or cable channels to get connected, be so violent?
And those shittiest TV serials emphasize on frail characters as a good and ideal one who can do nothing but futile moaning and weeping with petty sentiments. Why not they show some strong women who fights with boys. Why your Indian TV serials fend off from reality and choose to live in utopia?
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|Ameya said: (Jan 24, 2015)|
|As for scenes which aren't very suitable for television viewing, they are edited by the channel before airing. For example, swear words used in the big bang theory are muted and the words are not shown, and love scenes are cutout, which in my opinion is a good thing.|
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|Ameya said: (Jan 24, 2015)|
|Before broaching the subject I think it would be wise to remember that the reason English shows are becoming more popular in our country is the lack of hyped up drama scenes (except for shows that actually belong to that genre). |
Secondly, it may be correct to say that the shows a person watches tend to affect his or her mindset, however in the end it depends on the viewer's personal discretion or a child's parents decisions whether or not a particular program is healthy for viewing. I agree that Indian culture is at the opposite end of American culture.
In fact in my opinion, even though we have our faults, as a whole, the country is good. As for creativity, it seems that most of the shows, in our country have become repetitive and the standards have gone to the dogs. Earlier, when we used to have weekly shows on Doordarshan (like the prime time shows in US) , it allowed for better scripts, character development and plots.
Concepts also seem to have taken a backstage. Production houses today, are going with the tried and tested formula of what seems to work with the masses, which is sadly a relentless drone of melodrama. Also, when directors do try to send a better message to the people of our country, most people tend to not focus on it, due to the glamorization of antagonistic roles. The television today in India could play a pivotal role in the development of society.
However it is necessary also, to maintain a harmony between public awareness, education and entertainment factor. As for corruption of culture by foreign shows comes into play, need anything be said about the type of statements made on certain comedy shows, or the somehow stupid argument that Hindi movies have to have a item song, which has a crass tune, pathetic musical arrangement and lyrics, along with offensive videos. Shows such as the blacklist or many others may not send a public message, and it isn't necessary that every show does.
Because there's just a time when you need to unwind after a hard day's work and watch something funny. But that doesn't mean it has to have double meanings like most our Hindi movies, or have to have slapstick comedy either. The immense popularity of Sarabhai vs Sarabhai proves this. Also, nobody says this, but its probably time that certain shows end. I mean, some shows are humiliating and portray Indian police in bad light.
Our police don't repeat the same sentence over and over 10 times just for dramatic effect. They are in fact brave, and very intelligent, however the characters portrayed in a few shows are stupid and dumb. Also, the plots just keep on getting worse. Mantras? Bhoots? Either make an intelligent cop show like crime patrol or criminal minds or castle, or just don't make one. Indian audiences are intelligent.
However in some shows, the directors feel the need of over explaining things, as though the Indian popularization able to place two and two together. Make TV intelligent. Make morally responsible shows which are also entertaining.
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|Monica said: (Jan 16, 2015)|
|I think that to pace up with the running world we have to transform our mindset. Instead of looking at the darker side we can also have a glance of the brighter side. Wearing jeans, t-shirt and other foreign clothes, aren't they a threat to our culture. We couldn't compete USA. Just by copying their modern lifestyle. We should also try to have modern thought like them.|
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|Rohit said: (Dec 29, 2014)|