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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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I am busy with tennis (one of the teams I play has made it to the finals; although I am not winning my singles matches, it's great to be part of the winning team), so no blogging for while... but here are some links for your perusal.

  • The latest issue of National Geographic has a feature on the untouchables of India. Includes some graphic pictures.
  • My wife's blog on French Open  Freedom Open Roland Garros created for her tennis buddies has become quite popular.
  • CNN: A terrorist is caught  -- I was on the same block the day be bombed that clinic in Birmingham....

The Lesser Humans

The National Geographic's feature is absolutely shocking and deeply disturbing. As the editor Bill Allen says, "The time has come for the denial and ignorance to end".

He goes on to narrate how graphic pictures of prejudice against Blacks in America aided the civil rights movement and brought about social change.

The defenders of the caste system will be quick to digress into the quota system (India's affirmative action), and customs like food habits. The debate is not whether or not the caste system is necessary or good; the debate is why fellow human beings are discriminated based on their birth.

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Saturday, May 31, 2003
Last Modified: 6/1/2003

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