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Indian cuture is better Western culture is better
Debate Score:13
Total Votes:13
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 Indian cuture is better (7)
 Western culture is better (4)

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Is Indian culture better or Western


Indian cuture is better

Side Score: 7

Western culture is better

Side Score: 6
1 point

Neither, we should not discriminate between cultures.

Every culture has its pros and cons and in a multicultural society we need to respect people and their cultures as long as they do not break state and federal laws

Side: Indian cuture is better
1 point

i know this but this debate is for those who think either of two culture is superior

Side: Indian cuture is better
daver(1771) Clarified
3 points

Then this debate is strangely asking for the unsupported opinions of those who know little of the world, yet see fit to make judgments. Why would you ask wisdom of a fool?

Side: Indian cuture is better
2 points

How can you ask if a culture is "superior"? What determines if a culture is "superior", if you simply like it more?

Side: Western culture is better
1 point

A couple of years ago, I had invited my best friend Jenene, to attend an Indian wedding. I thought it might be fun for her to experience the different foods, clothing, personalities, and religious beliefs that were particular to my culture. Later on that evening she had pulled me to the side and told me that the culture that she was raised in was completely different from mine. She was raised in New York all of her life and she had never experienced such a distinct culture. At that time I told her that she did not know half the story! As time went on, she attended more and more Indian functions and realized that the main differences between the western and Indian cultures were religion, marriage, and social interaction.

The western culture is predominantly of the Christian faith praying to one God. Growing up in the Hindu faith, I always wondered why my mother used to pray to many Gods. As I became older, I built up the courage to ask a Pandit (Indian Priest) why we believed in many Gods whereas all the others believed only in one. He had informed me that we only believe in one God, Lord Shiva. It may appear that we are praying to many Gods, but in fact we are praying to the many forms that he appeared to us on earth.

The Hindu and the Christian religious beliefs are predominantly very similar in that they teach individuals to be good and giving people. The main difference between the two religions is our belief in the after-life. Christians believe that after we die, we wait to be judged (Judgement Day) and until that time, your soul remains in an everlasting sleep (purgatory). After Judgement Day Christians believe that they answer for the wrongs that they committed upon the earth. This determines whether they go to Heaven or Hell.

Hindus believe in reincarnation, which is life after death. We believe that after you die, your soul is transferred into another body or form. Depending on your dharma (behavior...

in your previous life will determine your karma (actions that will affect your next life). If you were a good and giving person, your soul will be transferred into a human, the highest life form. If you were bad, your soul will be transferred into an insect, animal, or a lower life form. In any case, both the Christian and Hindu religion teach good values, beliefs and morals which constitute an ideal individual.

The topic of marriage is quite dissimilar in both cultures. The western belief in marriage is that first, you look for the right person. Secondly, there is the process of getting to know the right person through dating and spending quality time, which can last up to several years. Thirdly, is the engagement where a ring is placed on the female's finger and a promise is made for marriage. Finally, the wedding is where vows are exchanged


Side: Indian cuture is better
1 point

Both Indian Culture and Western Culture are right at their places. There is a lot to learn from both the cultures. For last few decades, Indian culture has been influenced by the western culture, and they are adopting the merits of the western culture like cleanliness, equal rights for both men and women, frankness, etc. which helped in removing the shortcomings of Indian culture. Similarly, western culture is also getting an Indian touch regarding Indian cuisine and yoga.

Side: Indian cuture is better
1 point

Indian culture is about sharing the values and showing unity in diversity that is still prevalent in India.

• The dress culture must have changed but that doesn’t means that sarees and other Indian dresses are forgotten. They are making an impact on the foreigner people.

• People from all over the world come to India to see the TajMahal, Ellora caves, taste the Indian food and many other activities.

• Culture is about openness to accept the other people and respect their culture. Indians are still best at it.

• Touching the feet of elders with humility and grace is still prevalent in the Indian society and is even followed by the affluent families.

• All the festivals in India are still celebrated with the same spirit and joy as it used to be in the past.

Side: Indian cuture is better
2 points

There are several aspects of both cultures that are "better".

Economically western culture is capitalist, which is better.

The history of India is much older and richer than western culture.

Human rights are better in western culture.

Clothing, rituals and foods are much better in India.

Overall there are many more people moving into western culture than India's culture, making it seem as though western is better.

Side: Western culture is better
1 point

Indian culture is nice because it accepts others for who they are ..

and each and every culture is special, and we are no one to judge other people's culture

Side: Western culture is better