01 April, 2009

The Rise of Globalisation

In real sense, globalisation has viciously eaten into the Indian domain. Consumerism has set in and there is an indirect exploitation of natural resources. I believe the Indian market is almost entirely dependent on this concept.

Just imagine - What if Indian economy is run only by foreign companies and multinationals?

The possibilities are endless. If there will be a less demand for Indian goods, especially the agricultural ones, then we are surely headed for doom. Less demand will discourage the farmers from growing crops. This in turn, will reduce the frequency of agriculture in our country. And when that happens, our food necessities will depend solely on foreign goods.

Globalisation is also a threatening factor which encourages colonialism. If India is not self-sufficient, we will have to give in to foreign demands, which will definitely put our sovereignty in danger.

India is currently facing a huge economic crisis. Thousands of jobs have been lost and another million are waiting for their extermination. If we want to stabilize our economy, we need to take immediate action. And that action should be the fall of globalisation.

This economic recession can end or maybe reduce in intensity, if we stop using foreign goods. In turn, we can buy Indian consumer products to satisfy our needs. This will surely strengthen our markets. Here is a list of Indian products you can use in place of their foreign counterparts:-


Lemon juice, Fresh Fruit juices, Chilled Lassi (Sweet or sour), Buttermilk, Coconut water, Jaljeera, Enerjee and Masala Milk.

Instead Of: Coca Cola, Pepsi, Limca, Mirinda and Sprite.


Use: Cinthol & other Godrej brands, Santoor, Wipro Shikakai, Mysore sandal, Margo Neem, Evita, Medimix, Ganga, Nirma Bath & Chandrika.

Instead Of: Lux, Lifebuoy, Rexona, Liril, Dove, Pears, Hamam, Lesancy, Camay and Palmolive.


Use: Babool Neem, Promise, Vicco Vajradanti, Prudent, Dabur products and Meswak.

Instead Of: Colgate, Close Up, Pepsodent, Cibaca, Forhans, Mentadent.


Use: Prudent, Ajanta, Promise.

Instead Of: Colgate, Close Up, Pepsodent, Forhans, Oral-B.


Use: Godrej and Emani.

Instead Of: Palmolive, Old Spice and Gillette.


Use: Supermax, Topaz, Lazer and Ashoka.

Instead Of: Seven-O-Clock, 365, Gillette.


Use: Santoor, Gokul, Cinthol, Wipro baby powder and Boroplus.

Instead Of: Ponds, Old Spice, Johnson baby powder, Shower to Shower.


Use: Indiana, Amul and Amulya.

Instead Of: Anikspray, Milkana, Everyday milk and Milkmaid.


Use: Nirma and other herbal and ayurvedic products.

Instead Of: Halo, All Clear, Nyle, Sunsilk, Head and Shoulders, Pantene.


Use: BSNL, Airtel, Reliance.

Instead Of: Hutch, Nokia.

Please note that the list of the above mentioned products have been contributed from an e-mail forward.

I know giving up these foreign products is quite difficult, but the country needs all of us in this situation. So, even if you renounce some of these goods, it will be of great help to the nation.