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Cultural and Mass Media

Culture and Mass Media

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Culture and Communication

Culture and Mass Media The relationship between culture and mass media in India is very dynamic. Each has an impact on the other and is, in turn, affected by it, resulting in a distinctive ecosystem that reflects the complexity and diversity of the nation. Be it a potent cultural force like Bollywood, opinion pieces on […]

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Culture and Identity

Culture and Identity

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Culture and Communication

Culture and Identity In India, culture and identity are strongly connected, thanks to the country’s many languages, religions, traditions, and histories that have evolved over thousands of years. Indian culture is incredibly diverse, with each area having its own unique culture while still being a part of the larger Indian culture. This is why India

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Dimensions of Culture

Dimensions of Culture

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Culture and Communication

Dimensions of Culture Our cultural background makes each of us unique as individuals and as part of a larger social group, which is a complex web of norms, practices, beliefs, and symbols. It shapes our perceptions, influences our interactions, and guides our actions. But what does this complex phenomenon that we call culture consist of?

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What is Culture

What is culture?

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Culture and Communication

What is culture? Culture is the way of life observed within specific social classes or even nations. Culture is examined within its social setting. Culture serves as a manual for individuals, providing guidance for their behaviour and interactions within society. Culture is a common understanding that is learned and developed through interaction with other members

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digital divide in India

Digital Divide in India: A Comprehensive Sociological Analysis

Sociological Perspective on the Digital Divide in India The rapid advancement of technology has transformed the way we connect and interact with one another. In the digital age, social media platforms like Facebook have enabled us to stay updated on the lives of friends and families. We share our everyday experiences with not just a

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Community Media in India

Community Media in India: Empowering Marginalized Voices and Bridging Local Issues

India, a nation of diverse cultures and languages, also possesses a wide range of media forms; besides conventional media channels that often dominate public conversation, there exists a different, more democratic side of media that is subtly transforming the nation. This media is participatory, community-driven, and deeply rooted in grassroots. From the Himalayan foothills to

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Community radio in India

Community Radio in India: Empowering Communities by Giving Voices

In India, radio is a popular and affordable medium of mass communication. Wide coverage, affordability, and mobility are the reasons for its popularity. Community Radio in India exists along with the public broadcaster, All India Radio, which covers nearly 92% of the country’s area and 99.19 % of the total population, and private commercial radio

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