Economic boom blurs lines among India’s castes

Good News…at least its good to hear to that every body is taking the advantages of this economic boom. What we need at this time is more affirmative action, not only just reservation or quote system. Help more Dalits so that every one can take advantage of this boom.

NEW DELHI — Kicking back in blue jeans and a black pullover shirt, Yudhishthir Kumar looks like many other young engineers riding India’s high-tech boom.

Some of his colleagues at a computer company in Mumbai don’t know that one thing sets him apart. He is a Dalit, a member of the lowest caste in India that once was derisively called the “untouchables.”

Kumar, 28, a computer network specialist, represents a small but slowly expanding segment of India’s 170-million-strong Dalit population who are taking advantage of new economic opportunities and affirmative action. But as Kumar and other upwardly mobile Dalits challenge their caste’s stereotypes, they are finding that centuries-old attitudes change slowly.

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  1. Why is there a cast system?


    I don’t think it right, fair och should not exist.

  2. Well… no the vicious politicians will not let this happen.

    When people are themselves forgetting caste system, the policians are bringing in legislations which will very soon cause this to happen:

    – Your resume will need to mention what ‘Caste’/’Sub-Caste’ you belong to – because recruiters have to go by quota.
    – Your important documents may also have this key piece of information along with your sex/age etc.
    – You will have caste based representation in Sports and Clubs. Don’t believe that? Wait and Watch. Somebody will come up with that idea too…

  3. The film Indsutry has been an example of how people of different religions can stay harmoniously together. There is no reason why the same cannot happen for caste also- “Sabse bada rupaiya”

  4. @Lizze

    Unfortunately it does exist in India, in simple word Discrimination against poor and lower caste people.. Just a Shame!


    You very right….Agreed

    Politician will never let this happen…

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