August 23, 2006

So many classifications..

Filed under: Life as I know it,When I get wild — Celia Rexselin @ 3:17 pm

Was seeing a mamooty film which led to an interesting turn out of events.

The story is this:

The heroine (don’t know her name) is from a rich iyer family and is engaged to the collector of the town. Mamooty is christian and of a relatively lower caste. It so happens that he saves the heroine when she slips into the river. Because of this, the collector refuses to marry her since she was ‘touched’ by a lower caste fellow.

The heroine’s family starts hating her and suspects that she might have a love affair with Mamooty.. and because of this, the two start loving each other and blah blah.. incidents follow..

As I was seeing the movie, my mother narrated an incident to me. When she was in school, she had developed friendship with a female who was supposedly dalit. Coz of this, her uncle (why do relatives always complain?) went and told this to her father and father scolded her very much itseems.

And my papa, on hearing this, told me another news. That, people of lower caste in their town were not allowed to wear shirts or blouses. To this date, they are like this.

As I was thinking about this, more and more thoughts flooded me. It is not just high caste- low caste that is killing the society. Whites – Blacks, Rich – Poor, Men – Women and wherever one is being partial to one sect, the society is being killed.

Yes, I would call it the ‘death of the society’. And, what do you think that can bring life back to the society? Do you think education can enlighten people? I see so many classification in there too. Education system as such is not uniform in our country. Corporation schools, State Board – Metric, CBSE, Anglo Indian, International and what shit. Even ‘good’ education is being imparted to those who can afford it and denied to others.

Is there a way out? Yes, there is. I think the keys are Parents. Only parents can impart this virtue to their children while they are growing. Not only that, children grow up by seeing the actions of parents and not by listening to their advice. So, if you have read till this much and are interested in doing something, make your actions speak. Let it make atleast one person better.



  1. nice thoughts!! even if things start at a miniature level, they can slowly gain momentum n in course of time, can wipe out these differences….

    Comment by kutti — August 23, 2006 @ 6:31 pm | Reply

  2. Yup, its we who need to implant a seed and see the fruits of it to the nation!..

    Comment by sujit — August 23, 2006 @ 9:08 pm | Reply

  3. The movie reminds me a lot about Vanaprastham

    Comment by thetalkativeman — August 24, 2006 @ 5:41 am | Reply

  4. @kutti – Hmm.. yeah, I think it defn would.

    @Sujit – Rightly said.

    @thetalkativeman – Oh, haven’t seen it.

    Comment by Bindu — August 27, 2006 @ 10:56 am | Reply

  5. Really nice thinking !!!
    Racism, living in the minds of the people, needs a real big kick.
    I m HELL influenced by the movie Crash (2004), that shows the lives of people suffering a lot due to racist attitude of others for them….
    Hope, racism gets its legacy( ie. termination ) soon.

    Comment by Hemant Kr. — August 27, 2006 @ 6:05 pm | Reply

  6. I watched Vanaprastham just for Mammooty and Suhashini…It was on expected lines as an art movie but it was too “arty” to appreciate 🙂

    Comment by ttm — August 27, 2006 @ 7:38 pm | Reply

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