Text of Assignment 2 4 Why Canâ€™T We All Get Along Presentation
1. India considers herself to be the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend and the great grandmother of tradition.Mark Twain once used these words to describe India Diversity of People, Faiths & Customs.The cultural diversity of India is as diverse as its topographical variations, the outcome of coexistence of a number of faiths as well as local traditions.
2. Various religions of man are different paths to the one God Essential Concepts: Dharma (individual ethics duties and obligations), Samsara (reincarnation/rebirth) Karma (actions leading to a cause and effect relationship;selfless action) Moksha (salvation of every soul through a variety of paths) Bhakti (devotion; belief in God) Jnana (enlightenment, knowledge) 3. There are 3.22 million Indians in the USA (1.5% of the population), professionally they constitute the following segments of the U.S. workforce:38% are doctors12% are scientists36% are Nasa scientists34% are Microsoft employees17% are INTEL scientists34% are Lawyers 4. The spirit of Pongal, the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, is giving thanks to God for a bountiful harvest as people prepare a special dish called 'Sarkkarai Pongal' and pray for the blessings of the Sun God.One of the most popular Tamilian festivals it is celebrated on January 14th every year coinciding with Makar Sankranti in the North, Lohri in Punjab, Bhogali Bihu in Assam and Bhogi of Andhra Pradesh.Pongal also marks the beginning of a New Year and is the day to praise and thank God with full devotion and faith and sincerity of heart. 5. In India the family is the most important institution that has survived through the ages. The Indian family has been a dominant institution in the life of the individual and in the life of the community. 6. The Indian family is considered strong, stable, close, resilient,and enduring. 7. Arranged Marriages Traditional Roles of Women Traditions and Customs Familiarity with Western (U.S.) culture 8. A Hindu wedding ceremony in Coimbatore. 9. The most highly regarded tradition in India is Respect. Respect one another is another lesson that is taught from the books of Indian culture. All people are alike and respecting one another is ones duty. In foreign countries the relation between the boss and the employee is like a master and slave and is purely monetary whereas in Indian culture the relation between the boss and the employee is more like homely relations unlike foreign countries.Helpful nature is another striking feature in our Indian culture. Right from our early days of childhood we are taught to help one another in need of help and distress. If not monetary then at least in kind or non-monetary ways.Indian culture tells us to multiply and distribute joy and happiness and share sadness and pain. It tells us that by all this we can develop co-operation and better living amongst ourselves and subsequently make this world a better place to live in.