Chetan Prasad

Bangalore, India

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Innovation in India, its history and future and the lack of self help techniques. Broadly what makes us tick.

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Chetan Prasad
Posted over 1 year ago
Are the changes in India, such as the influence of western culture, technology, and loss of tradition, altering the country for the better?
India is complex, and this is from an Indian. You have to live it to understand it. Tradition and culture in India, according to me are things that haven't changed for centuries and are practiced without question. And since Indians have been averse to most changes, almost everything we do has, by default, become tradition. In this context, when change occurs, however minute, we Indians feel that we are eroding our traditional values. One example, of many such millions, would be the headgear of the people of Rajasthan, a desert state of India. Here, men wrap several meters of cloth on their heads to form a turban. This would obviously have been to protect their heads from the scorching heat. Now this head gear, cumbersome and impractical as it is, is being replaced by caps. And Indians are crying hoarse about their loss of tradition and culture to western ideas.
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Chetan Prasad
Posted over 1 year ago
Nirmalya Kumar: India's invisible innovation
Ramaiyah Babu is absolutely correct and Peshi's reply is more of a personal attack and very condescending, caused by wearing his patriotism on his sleeve leading to a very defensive, nationalistic response rather than facts. The 2 examples that you allude to are not really examples of Indian innovation and you referring to them positively, unfortunately, shows your lack of understanding of the basics of Innovation. When you say that Indians are improving their country and ask for evidence to the contrary, all you have to do is open your eyes and look around. Don't tell me that you miss the chaos or utter lack of self help. You and several others assuming that things are hunky dory will only falsely lull us, as it already has, but not change the ground reality. My earnest request would be to ask Mr Peshi and his ilk to slow down and recognize the corpse. The Chanel you smell is not the reality.