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Why kids born in urban areas prefer english songs, singers, books & authors to the artists of their own mother tongue? Why is it considered more fashionable?

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Asked by Audrey Tata, 18 Oct '09 05:33 pm
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While it is true preference to English songs on the rise among the urban youths, I do not agree our traditional songs loosing its value. A.R.Rehman, Ilaya Raja, Yuvan Shankar Raja and Harris Jeyaraj rule more than 80% of the youth in Tamilnadu. Regarding books and authors since authors writing in Indian languages seldom has the potential to sell their works there are only very little books in Indian languages for us. Even then if supported by a good publisher books such as "Kallikattu Ithikasam" "Raman Kathai" have sold over a million in Tamil. With a pucca corporate set up even here also we can do wonder.Engilsh books,with their wide marketability are arriving in tonnes a day but seldom we keep it in our shelfs for long as most of them just useless.
Answered by Josna, 21 Oct '09 04:10 pm

 
  
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I don't believe it has anything to do with being fashionable. It is just about having a wider choice available to them - they are still capable of appreciating and enjoying both cultures.
Answered by Janis, 18 Oct '09 05:57 pm

 
  
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Like it or not English is the Lingua franca of commerce and business and the most commonly used language all over the globe. In a country with so many languages like ours it also helps bridge the communication between ppl of different states especially as far as education and work sphere is concerned. This is not a new phenomenon. Ppl having been studying in English ( specially higher studies) since a long time in India. In the cities where children study in English medium schools(where they are exposed to English literature from a very young age) and live in a cosmopolitan culture it is only natural that they develop interest in English music, books, singers etc Now a days it is also reaching the smaller cities and interiors of the country with exposure to English thanks to TV and Internet. Even children who study in vernacular schools have to study in English at least when they reach college level. It was considered fashionable at one time, but now it is more about practicality. Ever ...more
Answered by blue ocean, 18 Oct '09 07:59 pm

 
  
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Yes it has become fashion to send children in English medium school
Answered by Vilas Pardhe, 18 Oct '09 05:35 pm

 
  
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It has a very simple reason. The kids in urban areas live in a more cosmopolitan atmosphere with more exposure to different kinds of culture. Population is mixed, programmes are available, meaning that the kids have many options unlike in other places whether impacts are not so direct. But in the days high information technology, the difference between urban /rural populace is fast blurring.
Answered by soumyen sarkar, 18 Oct '09 06:18 pm

 
  
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Not necessarily
Answered by indrajeet, 18 Oct '09 06:16 pm

 
  
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It used to be considered fashionable once upon a time when access used to be limited..now it is considered limited perception..fashion as usual, changes..
Answered by TheJackal, 18 Oct '09 05:39 pm

 
  
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