(Original post by papad)
Right, of got a bone to pick
The sweet poison fed to an unaware nation.
One of the aims in media is to entertain. Modern technology can produce entertainment at rock bottom prices. However without restraints, the business can become damaging and un productive. Bollywood is a classic example of the media spinning out of control and damaging a nation, primarily India. Critics could argue that most bollywood movies wallow in escapist sentimentality garnished with promiscuously dancing girls. Daily exposure to such media will seriously damage spiritual health. Its like feeding opium to the poor to keep them happy. The choreographed-smut-set-to-music can easily tear the spiritual fabric of any nation. Bollywood is no way whatsoever reflective of Vedic/Indian culture, and the modern day movies that are shown should be destroyed and replaced with movies that have sentimental meaning to them and reflect true Vedic/Indian culture. One of the most serious challenges faced by modern India and Hinduism is by Bollywood. Yet Indians today are oblivious to the poison of Bollywood.
By the way i prupose that we form a Hindu society.
Well, I appreciate your argument. In my view, Bollywood is not reflecting Indian culture or traditions coz you consider whatever media for ex : the star channels or the local Indian news(thefts, kidnaps, murders) which will gives a psycological affect on every human being. If you consider Interner revolution for ex : People who can utilise internet in a positive aspect for learning things it can be very useful. In the same way, People who browse unwanted stuff and waste time it can create bad results. For that sake, we can't say Internet is a poison in the modern day world. That's the personal awareness which you create in the society in which way we accept certain things in life. So Bollywood, There are very good movies as well, which can show you lots of sensitive aspects in life.
Arranged marraiges in India are one way good in India but, on the other way for this generation kids it also turned out to be a problem coz they aren't able to have mutual understanding and you know Bollywood plays a certain role in showing such aspects for parents to know that "yes" love is also important and there are some families which really accepted for love marriages if their child is really in love with someone. Also young couples are able to face whatever challenges they overcome in their life to win their love.
Rich families in India are always a Bollywood target and they show that money is not the only thing important in life. If you saw "Taal" movie for ex: you can understand the rich domination over the poor and how love will win finally keeping the status difference and caste are thrown aside and the poor in India are lot more happier than the rich. coz a rich man is a watchman for his watchman trying to secure all his property. That's all mentioned in vedas to lead a "karma" life(a simple life and not to expect anything in return). There are also certain movies on this subject.
I can give you a good conclusion in my next post. coz it's already lengthy by now
Well, Hindu soc is a good move. Even I wanted to start it but, as India is a land of diverse religions and cultures I thought it to be a good idea to be that we are "ONE". IFG is open to all kind of debates on religion as well like you see how our members celebrated shivratri greeting each other(Hindus or sikhs or muslims and all religions together) some others members explaining the importance of the their religious festivals. I feel it a better way coz even in India now we are following the global religious harmony.
Thanks papad for your excellent post
I'd like to see more discussions from you. That's really interesting.