Category Archive for 'caste'

the irony of caste

Friday, April 28th, 2006

[Though there are specifics here, my guess is that similar ideas are applicable to any caste] Going through the” trauma” 😉 of arranged marriage reveals many things, among others, the role of caste in our modern urban highly developed Bangalore society. It is just unbelievable how many highly educated families are so closed knit about […]

lower and higher castes | ಕೀಳು ಮೇಲಿನ ಮತಗಳು

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

A very old one but I love this Kannada folk song – was delighted to come across its lyrics recently. It says “kuladalli keeL yaavudho hucchappa, mathadalli mel yaavudho?” – “in caste which is inferior, mad man, in creed which is superior?”.

A short story from the Mahabharata

Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

The innocent recluse had not heard about the great battle that had been fought. Krishna was astounded at the question of his brahmana friend. For a while, he stood silent not knowing what to say in reply. Then he softly
disclosed what had happened.

“Sir, a terrible battle had been fought by the Pandavas and the Kauravas, I tried hard and applied every means to prevent the fight and make peace between them. But they would not listen. Almost all of them have perished on the field of battle. Who can stop the hand of fate?” Then he related all that had happened.

attempted arranged marriage

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

Anyway an update from me… reached Germany safely – and safely in more ways than one – I’m still a bachelor 😉 But as some of you would know, I’ve been actually cooperating with Amma and actively going through the trauma of an arranged marriage looking for a girl. One might ask how I was […]