Some trends seem to disappear with time and then appear magically with a greater effect. If we compare the trends of Indian and western culture, this statement appears true. Here we bring in some observations about Indian and western culture in terms of their trends.

Yoga was born in India and evolved into many various versions here. Though it was patronized in medieval times, later due to the impact of modern lifestyle and western exercises and gyms, the yoga popularity went down. Interestingly, this generation of people is embracing yoga again. They are approaching it as a solution to beat many lifestyle diseases, stay healthy, happy, and look young. This trend is more popular in western countries now. Thus, yoga is one of the trends of Indian and western culture that surprises us if we look at its journey.

India has had the very ancient roots of believing in vegetarianism. People here consider vegetarianism for religious beliefs and cultural practices too. Even people who eat non-vegetarian food shift to plant-based food on festivals and auspicious days. This trend is gaining traction in western countries too. In the wake of the pandemic, doctors across the world are stressing that vegetarian food helps recover from the infection and minimizes the chances of being infected too. Thus, vegetarianism is one interesting aspect related to both Indian and western cultures.

The clothing in India reflects cultural practices and climatic conditions in the respected areas. Sarees and kurtas are the main components of Indian culture. This clothing trend is gaining international attention, thanks to the greatness of Indian handlooms, and trademark designs. Many popular personalities in the west are showing affinity to wear sarees on special occasions. Indian youth who were crazy about jeans and western attire are realizing the beauty of the saree and coming back to this old gold trend to reveal their true beauty by wearing a saree.

In the earlier times of English education in India, people shifted to handshakes to make an introduction. The ancient Indians believe in the power of Namastey, the Indian way of wishing. It had many spiritual and health secrets behind it. Thanks to the pandemic, the world recognized how deadly germs can spread through shaking hands. The world now is recognizing the potential of namaste and western countries are getting habituated to Namastey more than usual.

Bathing rituals
Indian bathing rituals are elaborate and occasion-based too. They believe in taking Abhyanga, the traditional oil massage for the whole body, and taking a hot bath with powerful herb powders. Bathing daily is an ancient Indian practice that holds many scientific and health secrets. This habit is being acknowledged by Westerners lately. The increased Ayurvedic tourism and the demand for abhyanga services in spas are proving that this is another trend that this generation of people is realizing better.

Meditation and pranayama have been a part of daily rituals in staunch Hindu homes. Every individual used to perform meditation and pranayama thrice every day. The practice was slowly lost due to the modernity rush. As yoga started attaining its previous popularity, meditation and pranayama are coming to light. More and more people are believing and experiencing their power, both in India and the western world.

Festivals of India like Diwali and Sankranti are being celebrated in western countries where the Indian population lives in major numbers. Similarly, the celebration of Mother's Day and Father's day that has roots in Western countries is increasing in India. This is a cultural trend that is becoming more popular these days than ever.

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