Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
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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
- 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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