29th September 2012
== EXTRACT ==
Understanding, what is caste and how to remove itWhile my travel back to my home institute after giving seminar in a state of art research facility of Japan. I got news that Indian politician are going to introduce promotion bill for SC/ST (so called Dalit of India). I was depressed by this news, I started thinking the difference between India (the still developing country even after lot of resources) and Japan (the most advance country even after having nil resources).“What is caste?” I never really understood the idea that Indian caste is rigid. Do they really know what a caste is? Let me ask them few questions:1) How many of intellectual people (who go and boast about dalit treatment) let a dirty poor person (dirty because he is doing things without any proper clothes and have not much money to wear gloves, dress and get soap and detergent) enter their home and let them sit on their expensive sofas.2) How many politician will eat from the hand of the person who clean toilets ?3) How many Congress people will let a son of sweeper to be their head of youth wing instead of the son of the famous stupid ruler family?4) How many people will marry their daughter to their gardener or driver?5) How many people will sit to a guy who smell bad due to the hard work perfume (due to sweat)?6) How many people will entertain their relatives (if they are poor and smell bad due to constant hard work and with no leisure of a shower)?Got some idea what is caste? Being rich and poor is the caste. Poor is never respected because he has no skill, even if he has skill he has to prove it before demanding any respect.
Being a poor is the worst caste.
Why in India caste system prevails. Reason, people are doing odd things are poor. They have no access to good schools, good food, security, roads and good hospitals. Indian politician have bring down the status of Indian citizens. Instead of making people rich, Indian politician devised strategy to keep prices artificially down.
While other countries were letting competition, Indian govt. controlled everything because they want to feel more important. How many Indian politicians ask Indians to work hard and said that Indians need to work hard in order to achieve something.
We are never taught that to buy best things, we have to pay something. We are not told; quality is best and never comes cheap. We are always told quantity matters. We are taught so many courses but not perfection in one. Instead of hiring the best, Indian govt. say hire on basis of caste. Instead of telling kids that nothing comes free.
We are told that govt. is bringing schemes full of free electricity, free water and jobs, promotion for non-eligible as a gift if they win election next time. We are corrupted to such an extent that when we go to passport office, the first thing we try to find is a person who can take us to break the line. When we go to temple, we try to break the line and try to go ahead. We are corrupted to such an extent that we give money to God so that he/she fulfill our desires.
Sorry, I deviated from caste system to corruption. Basically caste system and corruption are same. Caste system is alive because of the corruption. Indian has a 40% population of dalit (people who are doing odd works). If you tell these 40% that you have reserved seats in education, jobs and even in promotion they will vote for you. If you tell that there is also reservation on basis of religion minority, you will get again votes and you can win election. When you win election, you do corruption because you have given some kind of corruption to the people, so you want to take something back.
Just look at those parties you give free loads to people like free electricity, free water , free jobs, free promotions are the party full of criminals and uneducated politician.
After all, an educated politician will never try to give packages full of corruption. But thanks to the uneducated and criminals politicians, educated people have also started using these kinds of cards. Now back to the caste system, in old time it was very hard to change the jobs and get education (as in all parts of the world). During the beginning of 20th century, education was accessible to all which lead to change in profession giving the way to kids of poor to rise with hard work.
But after independence, India got stuck in a society where instead of lowering the hatred between poor and rich, instead of providing them skill. Politician started harvesting the hatred in poor (with no skill for survival) towards rich (one having some skill for survival).
They started telling them that they are poor because of the wrong doings of the ancestors of general category. They remind them about the bad things done to them.
In earlier time before independence, there was a time when people were trying to bring equality by telling the general people that dalits are their part. Instead of this, politician find it more easy to grasp power by telling dalits that they are not part of general category, they are the suppressed one, hated one.This tactics of politician increase the hatred between the castes. Then the story begins of creating more backward caste. Instead of doing census based on region and economic condition. Indian politician started doing the census based on religion and caste. [Sanjeev: I disagree with even an economic census, but such data are an automatic part of the tax system].
Their argument was that region based on religion and economic condition based on caste. I agree but there is a huge difference between region and religion.
When I say I am Indian, it means I take pride in India but when I say I am Hindu, it means I give more importance to Hinduism (note here, Hinduism is not a religion it is more like for a people who lives in India from ancient time, by definition even the current living Muslims and Christian are also Hindus) which makes me more loyal to my religion than India.
When you say economic condition, it suggest people that caste is not important. When people see that govt. doesn’t give any importance to any religion, they start giving no importance themselves. This happened in India, earlier people were forgetting their caste but when govt. start playing caste/religion. People start taking it seriously. Just like Germany, when people were reminded that they are true Aryan and they should hate Jews they started hating but the moment Govt. stopped saying this people start believing they are equal.
Regarding hatred, it is very easy to acquire power through hate. People who are poor have nothing are the easy target of this. You have to put the blame of everything on someone and people easily accept this.
Why all of the youth is going away to foreign shores in search of jobs (when they are the best talented)? Why India can’t provide jobs to best? Don’t you think that if govt. passes this law of quick promotion to SC/St will lead to a situation where incompetent people will go on higher position while the hard working person will suffer? Why the best brain will like to come back? Why he will join an institute where he will be discriminated?
One more example, I find it very strange to find that for applying a job in a big research institute you have to fill your caste and religion. Why I need to fill this column? Why they put this column and for what purpose? If I am Hindu (as defined by Govt.) does it make me less or more intelligent? If I am Brahmin, Vaishya, Kshatriya or Dalit (as defined by Govt.) does it affects my intelligence? Answer is NO.
I am Indian and will remain this. When I do good work in Japan, people say Indians are hard working. When I do bad work, people say Indians are bad. But when I return to India, when I did good work, they blame my ancestors and say this is due to the facilities my ancestors enjoyed. Do they know the kind of hard work I have put in all this, do they know the kind of sacrifices I have to make. Do they know the kind of time I have to put in place to achieve this?
If I do bad things, then also I am blamed. Why this treatment for fellow citizen? Why this hatred?
This is leading us nowhere and will make us more divided and no one will want to work just because he is not appreciated.
No one will like to sacrifice anything for this country and will turn into mess.
We are already in mess, instead of competing with the world, we are lowering our standards, and instead of raising education we are making it poor.
Instead of giving roads, food and hospitals we are giving reservations which are used by rich people. Reservation in promotion will not help the dalit in remote area. It will only help the rich living in cities where there is no discrimination. I hope these thoughts may help people to understand the real problem.
Please understand that in order to remove this caste mentality, we need to raise living standard rather than giving certificates of caste and reservation. This is simple logic.
Give this model a try for 30 years and if this doesn’t work than you can bring back the existing system. Not very difficult, if someone wants to improve India. Otherwise there is no hope for India and especially for the poor people.
Provide good schools, best schools and tighter law, instead of reservation.
You can't make any one boss without talent.
Increase talent and please spread love instead of hatred.