Category: Caste System

Caste System, Politics in India

They are poles apart but they folk together when it comes to reservations….

There was a time when it was essential to accord maximum benefits to those belonging to different castes which are considered to be socially and economically backward and, to be frank we can now be proud of the fact that the country was able to lift them up, much to the delight of all of …

Caste System, Elections, Issues in India, Politics in India, Strikes and Protests

Still backward?

Social backwardness as far as India is concerned is a thing of the past. But unfortunately it is made to appear that the country has not made any progress in narrowing the gap between the so called forward caste and those who are socially backward. There may be couple of states where nothing much has …

Caste System, Issues in India, Politics in India

It is time to recapture Indianness

With the birth of Independent India (That is Bharath) the simultaneous partition and the birth of Pakistan notwithstanding, we Indians took a vow to “redeem our pledge, though not in fall measure but substantially”. Our mantra used to be “INDIA, INDIA, INDIA” and our beloved leaders kept on reminding us of the fact that we …

Caste System, Issues in India, Politics in India, Strikes and Protests

Knowledge is power

It is an undeniable fact that India has made tremendous progress in education and in creating job opportunities, besides making our agricultural lands fertile and productive. We can be proud of our achievements like green and white revolutions. What is even more satisfying is the fact that those who were economically and socially backward have …

Caste System, Crazy people, Issues in India, Kids, News: My opinions, Politics in India, Strikes and Protests

Let not our kids succumb to self-pity

Though wonder-kids are few and far between we have talented kids in every nook and corner, mostly unsung or unnoticed. Among them, some are capable of creating opportunities for themselves without succumbing to self-pity. There are several caste-based organisations which underestimate the talent hidden in those children and simply highlight their exaggerated backwardness and prompt …

Caste System, Indian Cinema, Politics in India, Religion

United, we stand: Divided, we fall

India is a land of festivals and we witness immense variety of such festivals all though the year but most of these festivals are connected to some religions, castes or regions, though the way such festivals are celebrated has something common about them. Of course, the ‘style’ of these festivals differ from religion to religion. …

Caste System, Facts and Fiction, Humor, In real life, Issues in India, Ooty, P U Krishnan, Philosophy

Golden days

The huge wedding hall was jam packed and there was steady flow of invitees.  One of them, an elderly person who was in a “To be or not to be mood” decided to skip the function after some hesitation.  Another elderly chap who seemed to be his friend persuaded him to attend the function but …