Discussion in 'China' started by Known_Unknown, Nov 3, 2009.
The Hindu : Opinion / Lead : India and its troublesome neighbours
Why does not India look at herself a difficult neighbour and trouble-maker in the region? Has India done anything to promote herself culturally?
China is setting up language schools not only in Nepal but a lot more schools in the US and Europe. Quite different from the pride Indians have on English Chinese are proud of their native language instead.
India's cultural promotion is far far more than China's. The Hindi film industry (or as some like to say, Bollywood), has been able to promote Indian culture from Africa, to the Middle East and South East Asia. China has nothing comparable. Yoga has become a part of western culture.
Even today, India's leaders wear Indian clothes when attending international conferences, while Chinese leaders still wear the suit and tie, showing that they are victims of western cultural imperialism.
Indians, especially Indian females still wear the sari or salwar kameez outdoors, while I've rarely seen Chinese people in their traditional clothes anywhere.
Someone whose country has undergone a "Cultural Revolution" in which thousands of places of worship, ancient texts and monuments were razed to the ground in the pursuit of "modernity" is hardly qualified to comment on "cultural promotion" by Indians.
Indians are proud of being able to speak English in addition to their mother tongues. They are proud to be able to read, communicate and gain knowledge in multiple languages, which widens their horizons and opens their minds to new ways of thinking. No one would abandon their language for English, and in fact, there have been language riots in many states in India because of forcible imposition of languages other than their own.
MK Bhadrakumar - a lifafa journalist of Chicoms in a chicom biased national daily Hindu. If his wishes were horses we should have given Arunachal to China by now. What a creep!!
Bollywood products only go around similar cultures and rarely seen in Europe and East Asia.
Thats an odd thought. Does the majority of Indians feel victimized when they are in suits and ties?
Traditional clothes evolved in different periods of history in China. It'd be difficult to keep a whole set of those dresses at home or to decide if you want to wear like a Tang or a Han. I don't think dress has much to impress others culturally.
It speaks that you don't know much about cultural revolution in China so you are hardly qualified to make any sound comments.
We are proud when our language is being learned by foreigners.
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