"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, or the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
Change, as we all know and experience in everyday life, affects all states and stages of existence, no matter how determined or defiant we may pose to be. Even a very well-knit society may not be able to withstand the tremors of change, which are natural and nuanced.
Earlier, the print media exercised its potential of change in attitude and approach of such people as were literate and were fond of the ‘printed word’ in newspapers, journals and magazines. With the onset- rather the onslaught of electronic or visual media as represented by countless ...view middle of the document...
Unlike the gaping gap between generations in the past, there seems better understanding and communication between parents and their siblings now
There is no denying that the pace and parameters of change varies in tone and tenor between urban and rural areas. Whereas the social change is much faster in urban areas, for obvious reasons it takes longer to become apparent in the villages. It is a matter of some satisfaction that some Indian villages, like a few islands in the midst of sea, are exploring and experimenting with new modes and methods of awareness.
The coming together of village folk (both men and women) to form societies/groups to harness their labour and resources, is a healthy and hopeful sign of change that promises to usher in a new era of progress and prosperity in their lives.
The exemplary courage and conviction shown by some would be brides in rejecting the greedy grooms and getting them sent behind the bars speaks volumes about the shape of things to come.
The concept of single parenthood is an other offshoot of the changed social scenario that the media has brought into focus. The strong desire on the part of both males and females to assert their presence and fight for their individual identity is the hallmark of the social change. The role of media in respect of these changing trends and tendencies is writ large on the social milieu.
The social change most visible is represented or manifested in the way both men and women are taking in their strides the emerging realities concerning their physical as well as mental horizon.
While women in the West have always been conscious of their bodies, thanks to the media, it is only now...