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null - (2014-05-22 11:30:29.0)

Yes they are destroying our culture in some ways, and in some other ways they are helpful in inculcating good knowledge. We were well known for our tradition and culture. But because of these foreign channels people is getting attracted towards western culture. As one of our famous Indian SWAMY VIVEKANANDA explained about Indian culture in a meeting of Chicago, which inspired the people of other countries to great extent that they wanted to follow the Indian tradition. But it?s unfortunate thing that today we are forgetting out Indian culture and trying to follow foreign culture. we know that people get attracted towards bad then good .So these channels have become a source of getting attracted towards bad then good. Channels reflect ones culture to a great extent. So they are a source to become well known about different cultures. And also to know about their standards of living. So finally we should grasp well and leave the bad .Any technology is useful is we use it in proper way.

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null - (2014-05-22 11:59:25.0)

We has a rich and diverse culture. But, western culture doesn't have such values and social esteem.
They are spoiling the values and social fabric of Indians.
Few of the programs which Indian television imported from foreign like big boss are only weird showcase of family values and they have no moral and social obligation.
Against
Foreign channels are serving good or bad programs based on the viewer demand.
It is matter of personal choice user want to view those programs or not.
Now with new DTH technology User can subscribe the channels as per his wish.
New Televisions have child lock which can give control to parents.
Television is a form of media to create awareness among people and to entertain people. According to me, nothing is affecting our culture. Nobody is responsible for that. Each individual is responsible for his or her success or failure. All the available sources will be a favor or against to us in the way of utilization. If u looks at it in wrong manner, it is against and vice versa. There r many channels such as BBC, DISCOVERY, STAR SPORTS, ESPN, STAR NEWS and many channels which gives us a high standard and gives the information about the nook and corner.
Conclusion
Foreign channels are only providing the programs. Viewer has full control over he want to see and what he don't want to see. A more organized regulation body is required which can take care obscene and vulgar programs.

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null - (2014-05-22 12:12:09.0)

According to me it does not spoils our culture because most of the programme are copied like american idol 2 Indian idol and big brothers 2 big boss and also it depends on persons thinking like what are they watching.

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null - (2014-05-22 12:21:56.0)

It is good and also bad.
Young generations prefer western culture because it gives more freedom and openness in relationships. But at the same time overdose of it ruins "family" feeling of our Indian culture.

More freedom means more responsibility.
Indian culture: Parent?s don?t give much freedom but they take responsibility to save children from ill practices.
Western culture: more freedom, parents care less but increases the chance of children indulging in will practice if they are not made to feel responsible...
Finally, its depend upon you whether to be destroyed or to developed. As if you will choose BBC, Discovery, or proper English movies channel even, it will expand your knowledge. I believe this is a global era, and if you want to be with the world at least u should be vast, in this way Foreign Tv channels has given us chance to know the world, like American Idol, is the global music reality competition then the local Indian idol, Big brother is also the better reality show then our cheap copy cat big brother reality show (where rakhi was doing so cheap dramas !!!), and the movies best technique and the presentation is GLOBAL, just accept the world and world will accept u... then choose the best and give the best to the world - This is our basic culture. Which none can destroy?

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null - (2014-05-22 12:41:05.0)

With the disbanding of the Prasar Bharati that had enjoyed unquestioned monopoly for ten years from 1982 to 1992 and with the launch of Satellite Television, a swarm of foreign TV channels has entered for Indian viewers.The issue is whether these channels have come out with beneficial influence on viewers or baneful.

(Yes, they have destroyed our culture)

Today?s generation is astray, severely cut off from their cultural roots, traditional prescriptions and the native civilized way of living. Much of this is attributed to the influence acquired by watching programmes shown in foreign television channels.
Whether it is in the area of the usage of the mother tongue or any other commonly-accepted language used for communication and exchange of ideas, food habits, living pattern, dress code or social ethics and etiquettes that are expected to be shown, there is gross travesty on part of today?s youth that is observed with distress by parents, guardians and elders, thanks to watching programmes shown by foreign TV channels
There has been cultural invasion by foreign TV channels. Indian viewers, particularly the youth, are prone to acquire values prevailing in Western societies that are anathema to Indian ones. They blindly imitate their way of speaking, gesturing, displaying ?attitude?, indulging in brash and boorish behaviour, disrespect towards the establishment and hierarchy, as it were.
Worse, they take to smoking, alcoholism, drugs, and promiscuous ways when striking relationships with members of the opposite gender and are known to indulge in juvenile crimes, thanks to the baneful influence on account of watching programmes in foreign TV channels.
Indian viewers, particularly the youth, display obscenity in dress, speech, thought and general demeanor. Perversity sets in, resulting in imbalance and disorder in daily living. Programmes shown by foreign TV channels are responsible for this.
On the social plane, marital and domestic harmony gets adversely affected by programmes shown by foreign TV channels. Domestic violence, family splits, live-in relationships, absence of stability in a family, et al, all follow as a result of this.
Prohibitive stuff like pornography and degenerative content that are offending to the sensibilities damage the psyche of the young viewer, who adopts such practices, to the detriment of not only himself/herself but of that of the family, community and the nation, at large.

(No, they are not responsible for the destruction of our culture)

Culture and values cannot be dented and damaged without our ?permission?. Unless we become weak and vulnerable to external influences, we remain unaffected by such influences. In this context, foreign TV channels cannot be held entirely responsible for the damage to Indian culture.
The secular feature of India is on account of the presence of various cultures and civilizations, over the centuries. Several invaders came to India, along with their cultures and civilizations. They have settled and thrived harmoniously, leading to ?Unity in Diversity?, which has no parallel in any other country of the world. Similarly, the Indian viewer can preserve his/her inherent values, while he/she welcomes the programmes shown by foreign TV channels.
Consequent to globalization, the world has become one global village. Hence we should have knowledge and awareness of the traditions, practices, customs and civilizations of other countries. Foreign TV channels contribute significantly towards the building of such awareness.
Foreign TV channels do not always show perverse and vulgar stuff. Many programmes shown by foreign TV channels are enriching, entertaining, educative and appealing by their content and presentation. Discovery, National Geographic, Cartoon Network, Ten Sports, et al, are worth viewing and being enlightened.
With the DTH technology at hand, parents can prevent children from viewing forbidden programmes by subscribing to selected channels and locking those channels that are considered to be showing prohibitive stuff.
Many Indian channels also have programmes which have deleterious content; so it is not fair to put the entire blame on foreign TV channels for the damage caused to Indian culture.
Foreign TV channels only show what takes place in those countries, as per the culture and social norms prevailing over there. It is left to us viewers to separate the chaff from the grain; imbibe the good aspects and reject the bad ones.

Conclusion:
Every issue has two sides; we should take only the positive side, what is good for us, as we are only responsible what befalls us. The same logic applies to viewing programmes shown by foreign TV channels. However, the government should take necessary steps for the controlled telecast of visual media, whether it pertains to foreign TV channels or local ones.

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null - (2014-05-22 13:00:37.0)

In INDIA we have different television channels from different nations like US, UK etc. As all those are foreign channels there are movies and some other programs which reflect their culture and habits. What we all have to do is just to watch the channel programs and to know about their culture, language, their way of speaking, accent, and their way of living. If it is better than ours we should try to implement in our lives. But this judgement is depending on ones mindset. We have our own culture and they had their own culture. We can't compare these things.
Of course, government had made all the foreign channels available for us. There will be no development if we consider our culture is top without considering all other cultures. We should observe their lifestyle their innovative programs if any and we should try to broad up our knowledge.

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null - (2014-05-22 13:45:00.0)

Foreign Television channels are destroying our culture. In my opinion as the coin has two sides ... this topic is also having both advantages and disadvantages. Coming to advantages some of the foreign channels like BBC, Discovery, National Geography, Animal Planet, BSNC, Star sports, ten sports... are very much useful to us to update our knowledge. And the technology used by these channels is excellent. But coming to the disadvantages of course there are some channels, which destroys our Indian culture. All it depends on our mind set. If we use those channels in right way they will be useful to us. If we use in wrong way it creates bad impact on our culture.

Well that is my opinion. Add your opinion for broad conversation.

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null - (2014-05-22 13:53:45.0)

International channels available in India are TV5MONDE Asie, Deutsche Welle, CCTV 9, Australia Network, KBS World, NHK World, TBN, BBC World, CNN, Russia Today, Channel News Asia, F TV, INDIA Live24 24hr, HOME SHOP 24X7, TELE SHOPPING channel


In Favor:-
? Now-a-days people can't able to talk pure mother tongue because they are watching foreign TV channels most of the time.
? These channels have adverse effect on institution of marriage.
? Some people try to imitate the trends which are shown in TV.
? Fashion TV in the name of exhibiting new trends, vulgarity has been showing.
? Children and youth are easily fascinate towards bad things than the good things.
? After the introduction of foreign channels, there is a drastic change in our culture.

In Against:-
? Culture depends on a person's perception. Nobody can destroy our culture without our permission.
? As world is becoming a global village, we must be ready to embrace all other cultures and have a knowledge about it.
? By having foreign TV channels, we can able to know about world shows and can participate in them.
? Discovery, National Geographic, BBC and much more foreign channels expand our knowledge.
? Through star sports, Ten sports we can see the sports of all countries.
? Cartoon Network, which is the best channel for kids.
? With the new DTH technology users can subscribe the channels as per their wish.
? Parents can lock those channels, which are dangerous to children.
? We can't blame foreign channels as some local channels are also destroying our culture.
? It's not their mistake because they are just following their culture.

Conclusion:-

Every coin has two sides, we should take only positive side. We are responsible for our deeds. But of course, I

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null - (2014-05-22 13:59:11.0)

Beauty contests are very popular in many parts of the world, internationally and locally. There are beauty contests for various themes or categories of age, gender and sexuality.

Beauty in its various forms, including a woman's beauty is being acknowledged right back from Plato's times, though the ways of expressing and appreciating beauty have changed through time. A beauty pageant is one of the shows that give the illusion of your talents. Beauty contests are not only about mere aesthetics but also Beauty with Brains and Talent. This is some way which will definitely give them some confidence and advantage to reach the higher podium in their respective careers and the fact that it will gain them visibility for a chance to choose in film industry or modelling as their career path .The beauties have to show off their dresses and how they carry themselves gracefully. However, some people do not appreciate it because their views are limited to what they see. Beauty contest also involves in welfare of women and children all over the world.


"A Beauty should be judged for the good works not for the beautiful thighs and backless blouses."

Some women think that aside from being degraded before that forces them to place value in their looks. Whereas before, they think that the society was more blatant about devaluing people based on their appearances which is considered more in trying to promote their qualities by listing their achievements and asking them "intelligent" questions. Beauty contest is neither effective nor degrading womanhood rather than helping them to groom and bloom their talents. Every woman has a unique talent and beauty contest is the great scaffold to prove who she is and what she can do.

Here?s some Pros

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null - (2014-05-22 14:01:16.0)

According to me we cannot blame foreign TV channels because they are following their culture in their TV channels. The thing is that if we did not watch those foreign channels then our culture is preserved. Why don?t we ban these channels to be viewed in India if one really cares for our culture? Beyond these things individual people should control and follow our culture even though they watch those foreign channels. One should have his or her own self-control. Today we can see a lot of Indian movies which void our culture why these actress and actors are voiding our culture. The main reason for destruction of our culture is our Indian film industry itself plays a major role. They should take at least some good movies but nowadays good movies are rare and no one can watch movies with their family.

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