Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The role of Media in spreading westernization.

Westernization has been spread through out our country because of the media. The TV channels shows various newscasters and different characters in the dramas wearing westernized clothes. In addition to this, intimate scenes are becoming more common in TV programs. Even our Lux Style Awards depict the western style of dressing and decor.

The catalougs, magazines, billboards etc clearly show the impact of westernization all over Pakistan. You can see the catalougs of StoneAge for example. Magazines and certain tv shows discuss extremely open issues that are out of the scene if people take into account our culture, tradition and religious values.

This is what, following, western liberal concepts has done to us. We don't even remember our own values and beliefs and therefore we are getting entrapped deeper into the web of westernization (so called advancement that is considered essential for development!!!)

So share your views and keep blogging on inside-out Pakistan.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


URDU OR ENGLISH?? a dilemma most Pakistanis are facing today especially the youth. Each country has its own mother language and they are not just a way of communication but also a part of their culture. Most of the people are not proud to speak our own language now and this is mostly seen in the middle and upper class. Most pakistanis are moving away from their mother language and adopting english. By adopting english we are not just adopting their language but also their culture, values, customs and traditions and in the process are forgetting our own culture. This confusion started when the British came to rule our land and since then people have been trying to copy their language and have associated it with prestige and class. This problem has been furthur aggravated by the excessive exposure and the media influence. Even our education is now focusing too much on English at all levels. It is true that English is an international language and is used worldwide, everybody should know it in order to excel abroad. Hence we need to find a balance between our choice of language between one that represnts our culture and the other that will take us to international markets.
Yes to find this balance is hard and confusing but we have to come up with one fast before its loo late. So please join this blog and give ur ideas on this problem and also suggest how to find that right balance?

influence of westernisation on clothing

These days western influence can be seen all around, but most specifically it can be seen in the way pakistanis have started dressing up. Whatever fashion becomes popular abroad, it is being adopted by people here, without thinking that it is not meant for their body type or cultural values. Also the pakistani fashion industry is so inspired by the foreign styles that they dont even hesitate before introducing revealing clothes in their collection. So what is your point of view about it? share your comments and let us know what you think about this serious issue emerging in our society.


Eid in Pakistan is slowly and steadily loosing its charm and importance in the youngsters Muslims. When they are children and young, especially for the children aging from 18yrs onwards, they have become bored of eid and are less interested in its preparations. Nowadays, with the changing trends in fashion and lifestyle, youngsters have become too much influenced by media and their surroundings that their interests have diverted elsewhere. For example, they are more enthusiastic about Holi, Diwali, Christmas, Halloween, and New Year. All these celebrations are not included in our culture but yet we find them more amusing and enjoyable.

The main concern should be that how far this influence going to effect the young generation of today?! Also if these non Islamic celebrations keep on proceeding, our own cultural identity will be lost soon?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Don't let westernization fade away our religious values

Westernization has intruded so deeply into our culture that the Islamic values and “Adaabs” have faded away. The obligations of a Muslim have long been forgotten. No longer do people respond to the call for prayers, No longer do they keep fasts in Ramzan, in fact, they eat or smoke openly. Alcohol, prostitution, drugs are becoming regular and despite their openness, no actions are being taken to eliminate them from our society.

So people, come on this blog and share your viewpoints. Discuss the causes and the steps that can be taken to improve the situation and regain our cultural and religious values.

Don't let westernization win!!!!

Relationships before Marrige

A new trend in Pakistan is the emergence of the boyfriend/ girlfriend relation which starts at the age of 15 (hopefully). Parents send thier childeren to schools and universities to study but unfortunately they end up into some other activites. There's no right or wrong over here its not bad to like someone but is it good to have relationships that are not meant to last? People have come forward with this western culture of going out together and dating in the "Cafe's" . Being physical in a relationship is not much of a big deal and they actually think its cool. Is this the future of Pakistan? Why is it that it has become manadatory to have a boyfriend/girlfriend? Post your opinon on this topic and please avoid taunting or humiliation of any other comments. Its an open talk and everyone has the right to say what they feel and think.


Asalam o Alaikum everyone. Where is this country leading to? Has anyone really thought about it? Why is it that our culture is disappearing infront of our eyes and westernization has taken its place?....All these questions are basically describing the current situation of Pakistan. Yes! our economy and political condition is suffering but so are our values and culture. One should stop and think whether Pakistan is really what its name mean or is it just another country vanishing under the spell of modernization!