The Indian Identity

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by Vinesh Panditpotra on Saturday, March 9, 2013


Session type

Technical level


To make the audience more conscious of identification and its effects in their environment.

Alien Identification: Sowing the seeds for a generation of mental abnormality in a society

Identification and creativity: How Identification sets our boundaries and limits.

Indirect Identification: Explanations of how gross effects such as general priorities, visual stimuli, audio stimuli and cultural heir-achy play a critical role in identification. This essentially to sum it up makes the listener aware that the subtle elements in his life such as sounds, colours, ergonomics play a role in his identification and hence his personal psyche.

The underlying objective is to influence the making of a society wherein each individual is exposed to positive cues from his culture for his personal identification.


Our Identity, Who we perceive ourselves to me is a critical part of human psychology.

In my lecture I will try to shed light on how each individual can pick up cues from his culture and create an enviornment around him for positive identification.

Also Insights are given to be able to help those around the listener with problems of identification. This is a part of positive psychology, an average person may not have strong positive personal identification but a happy person certainly does.

Benefits of positive identification are plenty, it broadens our cognitive boundaries and our sense of capacity

For example: If the textbooks in school had less of politically based content and were instead filled with a multicultural positive identification syllabus which would have: The Bhagavad Gita, Kabir's Poems, The sayings of Guru Nanak, Dharmapadda, Zathura's philosophy, vedas. This is not a religious objective but simply an attempt to use history and culture to create an environment that promises quality in all fields. it is unlikely to believe words like 'work not for the fruit of the duty but make the duty a reward onto itself' 'if you dont break these chains now will ghosts do in the afterlife?' 'Be a light onto yourself' It is highly unlikely to think reading material of this nature (and its grading being subject to originality) would go unaffected in psychology. Because we do see that portraying the british as the civilized and powerful has caused a lot of identity issues in the indian youth, the idea is to make individuals proud and to try make sure neither any listener or individual otherwise gets his potential restricted on the basis of identity problems.

Essentially, this session is aimed at social positive psychology, which aims to use cultural identification to bring out innovative and quality performance from both the listeners and the world they interact to.

My interest and desire for this subject comes from the love for the innumerable individual attempts to bring together duty and grace, from the paintings of Ajanta to Zakir Hussian today. it is an effort to encourage a higher turnout of such glorious individual achievements that the collective consciousness of the society as a whole becomes more aesthetic


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Speaker bio

Student, Third Year Psychology. Other Stuff: Painting, Guitar, Table Tennis. For many a reason.

Mainly being psychology is my passion and this subject appeals to me personally because ive witnessed its effects first hand Initially, I was part of the youth that could have spent its time honing its talents but instead just wasted time on the internet, the hookah parlour (lame, huh?) and the malls. Later, I thought 'we gotta make quick cash, set up schemes.' so i tried to make websites, luckily that didnt work. my idea of our culture then was 'sati, child marriage and obedience' because thats the gist we got and most of our history lessons were independance struggle, so it was natural of the entire youth to be wanting to be western, i recall if a boy landed a job in america, he would be like gold in the arrange marriage circuit.

It was not until i read the Gita, read words of Buddha, words which say do what you do for the reward of doing it, not for the result critically changed my perspective and made my life way happier and productive. It opened the doors for me to feel and find my world and where it is now; Psychology classes, table tennis, guitar, painting, i feel the most contributing factor in this was the sense of pride i got when i probed deeper into our past and that i feel made me increase the bar, the standard for the actions i take. I really really want to save time for someone if i can, every person's cultural history has positive identification so to really say so, it just hurts me to see potential and ability get compromised on issues such as confidence and identity.