Where does modernity start and where does it end?There is a totally confusing and irritating idea of what is "modern". In most villages, any dress that does not conform to what is normally worn by men and women is considered "modern". Similarly, Gen Y and the IT crowd would consider every religious practice and culture practice "conservative" and not "modern"
Is it so? If yes, what is the yardstick? If a 72 years woman would fast the whole single day, in keeping with some festival, and this has been going on for decades, the young fellow comes along chides his grandmother for being stupid and prompts her to "become modern". So, does eating all sorts of junk food, as most youngsters do, conform to the definition of "modern?". Does wearing only sleeveless blouses with saris and mini skirts, simply mean someone is "modern".
Well, every single woman or even a college girl is perfectly right in wearing such a dress. However, to chide someone else, not wearing similar dresses is not correct. How do we draw a line here?
When then is "modern"? Members may please come up with their views and observations.