9:45 PM | Author: Siva
Unknown Tamil Boy introduces himself and starts discussing student type stuff. You know easy subjects, GPA and the likes. As an afterthought asks "neenga Brahmin-a ?". Wanted to respond in Vedam Puthithu style with "Iyer-ngrathu neenga padichu vangina pattamma ?". But the environment was too formal for the imaginary slap. Thayir satham thappichuduchu.
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7 comments:

On 12:41 PM , Sarangan Rajamanickam said...

oh...Somethings are deep rooted in the mind...... Even education can never change these kind of persons.

Also, if we analyze the roots and the so called standards, noone is a real brahmin....

 
On 12:43 PM , senthil said...

Shocking. I think he is naive. Grew up as a single son, never stayed in hostel, never drank, never smoked, never saw a night show movie, blushed when a girl talked to him. If he is not all this, then you might probably look really like a brahmin. :)

 
On 10:16 AM , Siva said...

True, I think he was naive. No, I don't look one bit like a brahmin. I still have the meesai machi !

 
On 11:43 AM , Siva said...

Sai, I can tell you one thing. Never analyze the roots.

 
On 10:16 AM , Seenivasan said...

i think there might be nothing wrong in that question. Not sure about the intention of that question. But definitely it doesnt sound harmful to me. He might even have asked that question to create more bonding with you. (he might have liked you a lot and tried to find common things between you two). Foreign country, lots of unknown faces, any commonalities with a stranger (like tamil speaking, originated from chennai, studied in same college etc) would lay stones for further/future relationship.

 
On 4:40 PM , Sarangan Rajamanickam said...

Seeni Anna,

"Not sure about the intention of that question. But definitely it doesnt sound harmful to me"
Does these 2 sentences seems to be contradictory....(Well. What will u do if such sentences
appear in one of the use case documents in your project?..:-))

"He might even have asked that question to create more bonding with you. (he might have liked
you a lot and tried to find common things between you two)."
The Caste would certainly create bonds, if the persons are inclined to Caste. But, this kind of
attitude is the actual reason for all the problems. First, this would create a bond which would
result in a group which would cause isolation of your group from others and finally leading to
think that one group is better than the other..and finally, you know what.....


"Foreign country, lots of unknown faces, any commonalities with a stranger (like tamil speaking,
originated from chennai, studied in same college etc) would lay stones for further/future relationship."
"tamil speaking originated from chennai" and "neenga brahmina" are not the same. Suppose, there are
2 tamil speaking guys and one among them is brahmin, what is the result of "Neenga Brahmina?" question (from the same boy)....you know that....

 
On 11:19 AM , Siva said...

Correct Seeni. It wasn't harmful. But the idea of bonding because of commonalities in caste is so 20th century. That is why I said he was probably naive.