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Indian culture now v/s then

It’s been seventy three years from the day we got independent on, i. e. 15th August 1947 and we have achieved every heights of success which our leaders and freedom fighters wished for. People have sank into a more humanitarian approach rather than blindly believing into the facts and the follies which their religion has provided them through oral transmissions, and long narrative hyms over a long period of time. Althoug there still exist such a people who do not find it a good idea to leave behind the essence of what our legendary elders and policymakers have left behind.

Indian culture then-

It was in 1500 B.C. when human civilization in India get back on its track and adopted new techniques and the other modes of earning for their livelihood. And it was only back in that period of time when scriptures such as Rigveda,Dharmasutra and Dharmashastra were being written by the literates of this country, and society undergone several changes;they became more concerned fortheir religion and religious practices, followed every path of the Brahmanas who were then the superior of all the four vranas and eventually discovered a perpetual lifestyle for themselves.

Gradually they started worshiping a numerous number of major and local deities, such as Indra, agni, etc. And it all resulted into whole of a superstitious society. But the situation was not tensed back then until the country turned into a secular state.

Indian culture now-

As soon as we (Indians)moved to a more secular state, the feelings of inferiority, superiority also rose to a level that it turned into communal riots and the feeling of disrespect and disbelief in their own religion. Though the article 25 of the Constitution of our country provides us with the feature of –

Freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion.

And therefore there couldn’t have been any complications in following any religion,but the real problem lies within the society itself,they unseeingly follow their religion. And that is the reason people have moved to a humanitarian approach to follow their culture. They try and stick to the core of their religion and are not tricked easily into believing the obnoxious imposture of their own religion and some of the cultural beliefs.

The tough tug and war between the early religious practices and today’s approach towards these practices is endless. And, though most of the people have moved on into thinking their culture and religious beliefs as hoax, there’s something original in those religious books and practices which still binds millions of Indians together, also providing to us a quality of facts that abidingly focus on human progress.

Renaissance and literature

The literature what we study today has evolved over many centuries, and have gone through many changes in it’s pattern as well as study. The roots of it’s origin lies back in the world of European land in early 15 century.It was in this era when a major European civilization observed a major revolutionary trend which is famously known as “The Renaissance period”. It was an amazing era that experienced changes in the terms of science, literature, art, philosophy, religion, and people turned more towards the humanitarian approach of studying.

The word Renaissance refers to the revival of something, and here something means the revival of art and literature under the influence of classical models, in European land in 14th century and lasted till 16th century while being difused to the rest parts of the Western world.

Literature

The early 14th century saw the renewal of Platonic ideas which were further put to serve the Christianity.Talking about how much it effected the upcoming trends is evident from the works of the people who have been able to give us marvelous pieces of poetry, prose, novels and the works of art as well. When we say it was a great time that flashed a glance at many a changes in the world of literature and art, there are few names that are responsible for the first revolutionary ideas, namely, the works of Petrarch Machiavelli, Ariosto (Italy).
Again counting down the memory lane we find that at different parts of Europe a numerous number of poets and novelist appeared, such as that of “The father of English”, Geoffrey Chaucer. Another set of poets and great literary writers revived between 15th and 17th century are the great and immortal Sir William Shakespeare, who not only marked a new style of writing but also developed adorable pieces of writings. Along with him was Edmund Spenser, majorly famous for his poetry. And the list goes on to count a large number of poets and writers who emerged as great revolutionary and helped in the development of a new and more wide idea of humanism in the era of absolute monarchy.

Virtual classes- boon or bane?

Amid the tensions of the world pandemic, (the ‘Novel Coronavirus’)all at once changed in our lives, as if the time has stopped and we all have been taken into thinking that everything would sank back and our lives would become monotonous and dull. But thanks to our technology, the rapid growth of the science community that our lives have been eventually saved, despite all the worries and abominable thinkings of getting stucked at our houses. And surprisingly, we were and are still able to connect to our nearest and dearest ones.

This boon of technology massively profited the professionals and people engaged in tertiary sector to try and get back to the track of life through virtual meetings, so to say webinars;the idea of work from home which was only associated with big MNCs and IT companies now became one of the major revolution in the country like India. But this revolution also approched to every little child who always tried and escaped from going to school. And here comes the irony, children enjoyed taking these virtual classes more seriously contrasting with the adults who thought it has been a punishment to them, to manoeuver both home as well as offices at the same time. Talking about the children who eventually grew desire to attend these online classes, we unopposedly can come to a conclusion that they must have taken such an interest because of the following-:

Having the smartphones in their hands make them look that they are busy and tend to be the apple of their parents’ eyes.

Since it’s a common tendency of today’s adults, who are parents to make their child busy by providing them the weapon called the smartphone, and as a result their child sinks into the world of their own creation and stop being a burden on them.

Online learning or e-learning is one the new trial for all of us to ease the learning process and provide more of the information in short period of time. It will be definitely and surely a worthy experience to start a new initiative and promote more of virtual learning in the near ffuture-government is doing so by starting “Diksha for school students and EVidya Programme for college going ones-. While we could appreciate the sudden rise in the desire of studying in the students, we can also not forget the children of remote areas who pay off a good amount to study in cities but could not afford a good internet connection back in their homes. What about them? It is one of the big question that has been heated all over the country. Although we find that most of the students do not face a big deal with attending these virtual classes, still many lack at the village and remote levels.

A recent incident of a girl from the state with almost 100 percent of the literacy, i. e. Kerala is evident enough to show us that we are still somewhere lagging behind. Although she had the access and Kerala government did a great deal by starting a channel to ease the pain of poor students, but then her blind will to study online made her sacrifice her life.

The agitation of students protesting against online exams is no less a situation which is to be taken no notice on, since it flooded over all over the internet.

Although it’s one of the effective methods for the coming future and will bring more and more students on a digital platform. But for now the problem lakhs of children are facing is inevitable, and cannot be ignored but has to be repaired. The addiction to our smartphones and the desire to grab this new method on has also made the situation to get worsen.

Trends of feminism in India

“You are a girl”, the idea was again and again reminded like a beeping alarm to the females of our country;but it was uptill the day when one of the revolutionaries of ours, Rajaram Mohan Roy in the early 90s stood up as the voice for lakhs of women who were knowingly and unknowingly the victims of evil practices going in our own country.
Although, we have been so much fortunate to have some of the  women figures who were much more independent and fierce, but it was the scanerio of ‘India’ that has been not talked about yet. People speak about strong women participating in debates, fighting on the fields, ruling over large clans, but this picture behind the camera is hidden, hidden beneath the sheets of past. Contrasting from the early events, today the word ‘feminism’ has got a new definition;after the revolution and modernizing into a democracy the idea or one would say ‘the women clan’ has become much more protective towards their rights, whether it right to education or participation, or freedom. Each and every woman seek out one or the other way to get the best out of themselves. We have seen such great examples of women being withstanding men in the fields which were at some point of time considered men centric. Many a woman have rose to the heights equivalent men, if we do count their achievements it would not be easy to finish them up; Malala Usuf, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, could be one such example to be counted following by all the common and famous ladies who have crossed over the bars of patriarchy. But, but, but, again they seem to ruin everything, as we have seen from the past- there was nothing to do with Dharmasutras, every single dharma was being ruled out a some point or the other. -So is the idea and the motive of “women being equal to men” seems to detoriate; for instance, if a feminist found a old man sitting on the seat reserved for ‘ladies’ the first word the utter is “why are you sitting on this seat”? Regardless of the age of the man! Though the idea of feminism provide them to speak up for the right they’re hindered from, but it is merely a cryptic and forge idea of what they call being ‘feminism’. Isn’t it? But then they again evacuate that it is their ‘right’ which the Constitution of India has provided them. The recent incident of the ‘bois locker room’ which flooded all over the internet is one such ironic picture of the so called ‘feminism’. Yet, we have reached at such a point in the society where fake is real sometimes and the real picture of equality and empowerment remains hidden behind scenes which the makeup of “false feminism” fails to bring up. And the society becomes the victim of such faces whose beauty might blind them forever.