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Free Country, but what about the people?

They are the law. A group of lawyers beat up a ‘Dalit’ youth, because he did not want to marry the girl his lawyer relative had ‘suggested’. The incident was aired on CNN-IBN, with the video showing the lawyers beating the lad. The incident occurred in Uttar Pradesh, India and raised some serious questions. While the media is busy covering the incident, let me raise my own questions regarding it. Why was the youth labeled ‘Dalit’? For those who don’t know, Dalit is a lower caste according the caste system prevalent in India. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, the person who wrote the Constitution of India was also a Dalit. Was the incident in U.P (Uttar Pradesh) a caste or religious issue? No, it was not. Then, why is the media so eager to highlight the caste of the youth in question? As far as I can ascertain, the lawyers in U.P …

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To Fight or to Fold

PastGujarat (INDIA) is the land of Mahatma Gandhi who took to Satyagraha, the non-violence movement, as a weapon against the British to demand India’s freedom. PresentAnti-Piracy Antagonism Movement! The reseller community of Gujarat declared a one-day General Strike (notoriously known as Bandh in India) to protest against Microsoft for serving an anti-piracy notice to them.Seems Microsoft served a notice on a reseller for installing a pirated version of Windows. Now I am sure everyone would wonder what is wrong in that. I agree that piracy is common place in India, and with the high price that Microsoft charges on its software, Indians are not left with a lot of options. But how can you justify such an action. All Microsoft was trying to do was protect their interest. And to compare it with Satyagraha, that is a sacrilege. I don’t think Gandhi would have approved of it.I am sure everyone …

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God’s Own Country

In response to The Compulsive Confessor. Kochi aka Cochin aka Ernakulam, my city, my home and the place I want to be for the rest of my life. Now if you think all three names are the same place then you will be disappointed to know that it is not. My cousin finds it amusing that a place can have three different names. Ernakulam is the district, but Ernakulam is not Cochin or Kochi. Kochi is a smaller area in Ernakulam. Cochin is just the old name, given by the British. Now the old name, Kochi has been restored, following the current trend. (Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata etc, etc.) And some others think that Kochi is a bad place to be. Nothing could be further from the truth. Kochi is as safe and as dangerous as any other place on Earth. I am of course not including those places like Iraq, …

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Transfer v/s Resignation

The transfer I requested is getting to be really expensive. Instead of giving treat to my friends, now I have to give treat to some managers, to whom I have never spoken to, just because they had to give the approval for the transfer. Of course, they are not going to say anything if I don’t give them a treat, but from what I heard they expect a treat, and if I don’t, then who knows what they are going to say to the managers under whom I will be working? Are we still living in the old age, where landlords used to get gifts of appreciation? What is it for, just for boosting their ego? If on the other hand, had I just resigned then things would have been so simple. I leave the company and join a new company at a higher salary. I would be giving a …

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Making a mountain…

A lot of people have been sending me messages about an anti-India community in Orkut. Here is one. INDIAN’S blood should boil … PLZ ACT FAST !!here are some pakistanis who have started a community ‘V Hate India’the main pic is of our national flag is in black n white… looking at that any indians blood should burn…We have to stop them. if you cant do much atleast go to this community and click on “report as abuse”, orkut will remove that community after 1000 such reports, http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=14773994 please pass this 2 allUr frnds…. do it 4 our hospitality n respect on our country. Just 5 min Job……….Pls Have we degraded so much that the most populous democracy in the world wants to stifle a weak protest of a fellow human being. What does it matter to an Indian if some people doesn’t like us, or our country. Should be …

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Religion – Our curse?

Am I becoming irregular? I have a feeling that I am getting very erratic with my posts. I think I will leave that thought there. I had been thinking about inter-caste marriages lately. let us say I had a reason to think about it, though I am not planning to marry anyone. I guess it is not even an issue in western countries, but when we come down to India, I have a feeling it is pretty big issue, still. I had thought that we had left that baggage when we stepped into the 21st century. But lately I have had several reasons to think otherwise. Don’t get me wrong… I don’t mean to say that everyone in India is against inter-caste marriage. I am sure many parents are willing to accept it, but there are still many who are still living in the past century, who cannot approve of …

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