Sunday, October 12, 2008

To be or not to be

A very interesting article/news report from the Indian Express about how Ahmedabad schools insist on mentioning caste on the kids's report cards.

This report is another example of the strange dilemma that India faces.

1. On one hand knowing caste leads to discrimination. Yes, it does.
2. On the other, not knowing, deprives the so called lower castes from getting the benefits that the govt. gives them.

To be or not to be, eh?

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting article. Just as in everything else, the answer lies in concious awareness. And just as every other time, its too hard to build it. But we need to find a midway, lies somewhere around in the conscience.