Caste system in India

Best
Democracy
Economic inequality
Privilege (social inequality)

10 things to remember when discussing caste reservations

It is very common among ignorant people in privileged castes to see caste based reservations as a form of freeloading on their tax money by the dalits. A lot of people born to privilege grow up so full of themselves and indoctrinated with a world view that puts their priorities above the underprivileged, that it […]

Read More
Kunbi Boys on Stilts during Pola festival in 1916
General

Identity, discrimination, caste and why I call myself a Brahmin

Identity is a fundamental part of our being. We have many simultaneous identities. Some are circumstances of birth or life, others are conferred by something we do, still others fall somewhere in between. These identities indicate similarities among certain groups of people and are broad stereotypes that help us understand and relate better. For example, it […]

Read More
Politics & Political Commentary

Why don't I support ban on caste discrimination?

Why don’t I support ban on caste discrimination? For the same reasons as I don’t support the ban on sex determination. In the words of Einstein “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” That is the short answer. The rest of the post is the elaboration. […]

Read More