India is a diverse country. Our country has many different languages, faiths, customs, and traditions. Indian literature on philosophy, Indian food, yoga, and other aspects of Indian culture has made an effect all over the world. Western culture is sometimes referred to as European civilization, Western civilization, or Western way of life. It is founded on particular belief systems, practices, and moral and ethical principles. The word refers not just to European countries, but also to areas where European civilization is spreading. India is a country rich in legacy and culture, however, we are witnessing the fading of Indian culture in many parts of the country, particularly in metropolitan communities.

Western culture has had a significant impact on our conventions, traditions, social and moral behaviour, and love and respect for others. Nowadays, people want to be free and do not want to be bound by Indian norms and traditions. We are seeing the breakdown of a combined family and the growth of the nuclear family daily. Few people are interested in making changes and sharing their possessions with other family members; the concept of privacy is becoming more important, and love and respect for others, particularly the elderly, are dwindling. People are too busy in this digital era to care for others. Western civilization has planted the roots of selfishness in Indian minds.
These are in direct opposition to Indian culture, which has always taught us to live in peace with one another and to love and respect everyone in our homes. A youngster who lacks the experience of a nuclear family owing to the absence of his grandfather and grandmother, as well as both parents working, fails to learn ethical or moral ideals and instead learns whatever little he sees and understands from the world and his instructors. As a result, we end up raising a child who has little ethical standards and is not afraid to engage in unethical behaviour since no one is there to educate him on good or evil or to stop him from doing anything wrong.

We must understand what is good and wrong for ourselves. Western society is not all negative; while it has made our lives quicker, it has also made them easier and more pleasant.
We must value our Indian culture, which taught us to live in peace and harmony with others by improving our tolerance and patience. Many people from other nations recognize the value of Indian heritage and are adopting aspects of Indian culture such as yoga and meditation, wisdom and teachings passed down from old saints, and so on. The study of Indian wisdom may assist people of any ethnicity better their lives.

It is time to recognize both the positive and negative effects of Indian and Western culture and to promote positive cultural traditions while eliminating those that are diminishing the quality of human existence.

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