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Casticism

Posted by Sudeep Pandey on January 22, 2011

There were very old days, as we read in Vedas, when people were identified and tagged with a caste,based on what profession they were in. Castes were not inherited from father to son… And anyone based on their merits/demerits was identified as brahmin/vaishya/kshatriya/shudra. Then came an era when they started to inherit it from fathers and forefathers.. Principally it was not correct and there were a lot of movements, many enlightened souls, who tried to eradicate this casticism in pre-Independence era. Our government is “strictly against” any such policy. Or at least so I hear. What baffles me is the fact that why they still have almost every government form for any application have this column called religion and caste?? They were suppose to diminish this line of division, isn’t it? How could they eradicate this casticism by associating every Indian to his/her caste and almost identifying everyone by their caste? Some learned souls now even want census based on caste…. God!! what do I do with my politicians….

P.S.: I have been out of it since long… some more pressing things in life made it impossible to continue here. But a few people I listen to, made me come back.

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Majhab nahi sikhataa..

Posted by Sudeep Pandey on August 27, 2008

“When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.”

-Abraham Lincoln

 

Yet another attack on the exhibition of M. F. Hussain’s painting!! And yet another “Ram Sena”!! And why? Because he had painted some Indian goddesses in compromising poses, 10 years back which have hurt your religious sentiments? Guys, grow up!! Your Gods and Goddesses are strong enough to take care of themselves and their respects. You don’t have to go around and do it for them.  And you really think you are doing it for your religion, take the words from Abraham Lincoln (above). Do good things for your society. Teach poor children, help orphans, create awareness amongst “educated people” about traffic rules. There are so many things that can be done. Use your energy constructively instead of burning effigies and painting things black. You are using the name of Lord Rama, the one “maryada-purushottam”. I see this act of yours with equal disgrace as I would see statue of Buddha in Bamiyan destructed by peoples of Al-Qaeda and talibans (who are now called terrorists, globally!!). And don’t give me that what-he-did-to-me look!! By counting and recounting others bad deeds, you cannot justify your own bad. This is not your religion. In fact this cant be taught in anyone’s religion.

 

Majhab nahi sikhaata aapas me bair rakhna

Hindi hai hum vatan hain hindosata hamara

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