People & Lifestyle in India
is credibly the only country with the largest and most diverse mixture of
races. A spell-binding country where people of unlike communities and
religions live together in oneness. India is a very culturally diverse
country. People speak hundreds of different languages (18 major languages,
with English and Hindi as the official languages). But the beauty lies in
the fact that despite all the differences, people live with full harmony and
love depicting their varied cultures, traditions and dressing styles.
In a country as dissimilar and complex as India , it is not astonishing to
find that people here depict the rich glories of the past, the culture,
traditions and values proportional to geographic locations and the various
distinctive manners, habits and food that will always continue to be purely
Indian. According to our rich past, a country like India has been invaded by
armies, traders and migrants who brought with them their own habits, faiths,
practices and honourings which have all added to the rich feel of Indian
life and living.
From the gigantic Himalayas to the naturalized land of south, from the arid
deserts of the west to the oozy deltas of the east, from the dry heat and
cold of the central Plateau to the cool forest hills, Indian lifestyles
clearly exalt the topography of its region. The food, clothing and habits of
an Indian differ in accordance to the place of origin.
dressing is majorly influenced by the background and culture of the past.
Indians are well-known for their dressing style and stylish apparels worn by
men and women both. With the advancement in pace, and culture, Indian women
have altered themselves to be more modernistic and hep. Earlier women used
to wear traditional dresses and cover their heads with veil but with the
advancement they have also grown mature and changed themselves according to
time. The traditional Indian dress is the Sari which can be worn in many
ways. Indian dresses consist of several beautiful designs, which are also
worn by women of other national groups. The Salwar Kameej is the second most
popular dress and is attaining popularity fast with the younger generation.
Women also wear lehanga cholis etc.
However, men in villages are still more comfortable in traditional attire
like kurtas, lungis, dhotis and pyjamas. Indian fashion includes a wide
range of designs for women, men, and children. The men in cities wear shirts
and pants and live in a modernized manner.
However the dressing style of Indians has been influenced by the western.
Yet they are purely Indian from inside. They have some traditional values
which cannot be surpassed by anyone. Now too, the surname of an Indian is
based on his caste or place of origin or his family occupation. Men are
still believed to be the head of a family and are referred for all decisions
though they no longer continue to be a single earner. Parents are looked
upon with respect and regard. The values they have inculcated in their
children can de exhibited the way they show respect and love towards their
parents. Children are financially supported by their parents throughout
their education. Inspite of being so westernised Indians believe that some
lines should never be crossed.