Saturday, May 3, 2014

Cultural Shift in India

India is a country which is valued across the world for its rich heritage and culture. English and Americans value indian traditions and culture which they see as the reason for bonding togetherness in family life and instilling self discipline.

However in the recent years there is a major shift in culture within in the indian younger generation- Name the reason as IT, Global development, People travelling across countries.

As Indian we need to admit one thing we welcome change and get used to it very easily. Most of do not know the value and reason behind our rituals and practices- Hence leave it in one go

Some Samples

- Salwars & Saris turn to Sleeveless and Shorts
- Pizza & Burgers become breakfast in place of IDLI & DOSA
- Noodles in place of IDIYAPPAM
-Forehead becomes 'Bindi' Less
- APPA and AMMA becomes MOM & DAD
- Forgetting traditional festivals and start celebrating in different ways

They feel it proud to say 'My Kids don't know Tamil'. Aren't we ashamed to say you do not know your mother tongue

I accept that this is modernization and living the western way of life. But are Foreigners in India doing that when they are in India. They might do it for a day but will never adapt to it. But we do.-WHY?

When our culture is recognized across the world we as Indians needs to be brand ambassador in making sure that it is spread across the world.

The result of the western impact in our culture is reflected in the daily news we read

- Number of marriage breakups
- Kids becoming Obese

Just thinking of our next generation which is growing seeing this change.

Pls make sure that your kids are aware of the culture and tradition _ Let it not go in Vain.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

FB Mania

Face Book - As the name goes is the most used site for all of us through your LAptops or hand held devices.

If you do not have a FB account then you cannot show your face to anyone. From Kids to youngsters to youth to middle age man to old people-Its the buzz word.

Good that its a tool to stay connected but at the same time we should know and have our limits-What to post what not to post. What to share and what not to..

I have been on FB for long time but accept friend request only from close friends and known people.

We need to keep in mind that our post can be viewed by many people who are not connected to you but to you and your friends. Its relative to the settings selected by your group of friends.

So friends my personal advice is that although its a good media, never share any personal information and photographs.

Many cant wake or go to bed without posting a message,

Some want to share and see how many likes they get...Crazy..

Hope you would have heard stories of personal data theft and photo morphing in FB.

Remember all these data is stored in a server which is not in your control.

So my humble request is to excercise caution before you post personal aspects in FB.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Noble Heart

Mr.Kalayanasundaram worked as a Librarian for 30 years. Every month in his 30 year experience(service), he donated his entire salary to help the needy. He worked as a server in a hotel to meet his needs. He donated even his pension amount of about ten lakh rupees to the needy.

He is the first person in the world to spend the entire earnings for a social cause. In recognition to his service, the American government honoured him with the ‘Man of the Millennium’ award. He received a sum of Rs 30 crores as part of this award which he distributed entirely for the needy as usual.

Moved by his passion to help others, Super Star Rajinikanth adopted him as his father. He still stays as a bachelor and dedicated his entire life for serving the society. You can read more about him here.

See the attachment also.

All our Politicians, Film stars, Business magnets, cricketers Press and we all Indians should be PROUD of Kalayanasundaram. American Government has honored him but we Indians even don't know that such a personality exist amongst us.

Atleast have the courtesy to pass this on and on till the whole world comes to know about this Great Good Samaritan.

Hat's off Kalayanasundaram.. We Indians are extremely proud of you and proudly say "THIS HAPPENS ONLY IN INDIA"

Sunday, November 4, 2012



Happy Diwali Folks

Happy Diwali Folks

Come November the festive season across the country...people Welcome Diwali with Sparkling new dresses, sweets and bursting crackers...


Let us also extend our hands for the underprivileged...There are lot of People who are in need of good food and dresses to wear...


Let us also contribute towards the society...Donate Generously and be a responsible citizen..

From this Diwali I assure that this blog will be active with more contributions...keep Reading...


Saturday, February 18, 2012

2012-Start and Journey Forth...

I know that all would think I am mad to welcome the year 2012 at the fag end of the month February...But I was waiting for everyone to complete New year celeberation and V day celeberation and add comments...

In India New year is celeberated with great cheer and happiness....Welcome sign but we should also make sure that we shouldn't hurt the feelings and centiments of other people...

How do you cleberate your new Year?

When we ask the above question to 10 people, 7-8 of them will say that they go to late night parties and spend lavishly and welcome new year. 2-3 of them will say that they will stay at home and avoid being on the road...

How many of them say that I cleberate New year in an old age home or an orphange with the elders/Kids there giving them hope and trust that this new year will bring brightness to their life?

I experienced the trauma of chennai road on new year night as I was travelling back from my BILs house which is just about 10 kms from mine.

My car was delliberatively stopped at 3-4 places by a drunken mob which asked/forced me to down my windows and wish them a happy new year-- The sad part is that the group was mostly high school or college going children...Does this relate to where our younger society is taken to by the corrupt politicians?

Post Jan 1st all were waiting for Jan 26th to rain offers to people and then came Feb 14th were the couple offers were promoted...Slashed prices, 50-70% off sales...Are these possible or true? One of my friend who is in the retail industry shared that never they sell anything below their cost price + Profit Margin...This are just marketing strategies to wee in crowd....Once they see this pamplets are in then they convert that to business...So Let us be Aware...

You will get the next Pamplet on April 14th.....So are you all waiting for it?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Diwali Celeberation

Let me start with a Diwali Wish - Wish you all a Happy Diwali 2011....

Diwali is a festival which is celeberated across India with pomp and ceremony by the Hindus. It is a festival of lights during which we offer prayers to Goddess Lakshmi, celeberate the end of evil and express our joy by bursting crackers..

The cracking part of Diwali is the crack of cracking of crackers...which becomes uncontrollable at some point...Many of them start as early as 3-4 AM in the morning as if they need to lead by waking others....Disturbing their Sleep.Kids and Elderly people are taken for a toll by the noise pollution it creates.The bang continues upto late night till 11-12 pm so that rest assure no one has a good sleep.

Some feel that the amount of crackers burst by them represents their social status-Good Assumption

Apart from noise pollution it also has an impact on the environment...The smoke that gets released because of bursting crackers affects our 'Go GREEN' Mantra.

The good part is that many of the younger generation have stop bursting crackers for the following reasons:

- Noise Pollution
-Environment gets polluted
-Child labour involved in making crackers
-Burning crackers is same as burning Money-Let money be used effectively.
-Safety of Kids and Elderly people on the Road

I am not saying that we shoudln't burst crackers but we need to ensure that we do that within our limits and maintain the balance across all the elements involved.

So my kind appeal to celeberate a BALANCED and SAFE Diwali moving forward.