How many indian cooks do you think a school of 40 students need?
well first was a muslim… and hindus won’t touch the food prepared by him
second was a dalit, and brahmins rebelled
so the third was a brahmin…
so on to appease the rest of the castes, one would have to appoint 5 different cooks.
Now you know that even after a decade of implementing the midday meals (all school going children to be provided with free lunch at school) Indian has the highest number of illiterate and undernourished kids.
read my earlier article for the link
Well it might be easy to say that such things happen to ignorant village folks…. but u and I are no different.
one of my brahmin friends won’t allow the servants (low caste) to eat in the utensils she regularly washes. In fact if she accidentally touches any food item, that entire dish is discarded.
In most families (including mine) servants are expected to clean the toilets, but they cannot use that toilet.
Many parents are OK with their kids sometimes going to bed without taking off their shoes, but the servants cannot even enter the household with their foot wear on (and most indian houses do not put on the central temperature controller during the chilly winter season)
I just hope that in 2008, Indians start establishing some dignity towards labor. I hope that is not too much to ask for.