Last week, I got a detailed intro about an acquaintance of mine from his team mate. She said to me in an animated manner with lots of expressions “You Know what! Need to be careful about that person, he is a Rajput and that too from North India”. Quite unperturbed by this intro, I spontaneously reacted by saying “Ok! If he is a Rajput from North India, I am a Brahmin …that too from South India”. I told her ” Baby! If Rajputs are known for their bravery , South Brahmins are known for their intelligence. And for your kind info, the nature of a person is not dependent on the caste, gender, region or nationality of a person. If only Rajputs are brave then the armed forces might have had only one regiment 😉 , if Brahmins are the only intelligent folks then the useful decision makers of the world might have been only Brahmins. In that case, there will be no place for Rajputs in calm and patient fields like Art, Films, teaching, Research & Technology, they must always be put in battle field running on their horses and driving away the enemies and Brahmins will have no place in any other field except their prescribed fields like puja paat in temples, teaching in ved pathshalas or decision making job in courts of kings 😉 😀 . One more thing!! Every one is Brave and Every one is Intelligent and its only the matter of situation and timing that reveal these qualities in a person. Necessity makes people bring out all those hidden qualities like Bravery, Intelligence, Patience, Tolerance etc out according to the requirements ” . After saying this dialogue I felt like Super Star Rajnikanth of Tamil Film Industry. I did not bother to notice the expressions of other girl as I felt she needed this dose of dialogue for making me annoyed unnecessarily. Some how I felt comical and crazy about this conversation.
Nothing annoys me more than the reference of caste, economic status, region or nationality of a person. A person is a person. The humanity , thought process, behavior, character, intelligence, wisdom of a person is something internal, divine its not decided by the external factors. Some people think they are smart and they try to question you “Who are you? Who, who, who, who?” . They are bothered about your family name, region, native place, language, the slang of your language, your religion, your caste, your sub caste, your economic status , your martial status blah blah.. .. I don’t mind referring such folks to FBI or CBI as they are good in quizzing..atleast the mysterious and pending cases can be solved in a faster pace. I like scaring such folks by saying additional info like my BP, my hemoglobin levels, any history of malaria, chicken pox, accidents, fractures and all…hehheh
Its often strange to see these orthodox thinking people not bothered about these caste, nationality, gender and region patterns in the cases of essential services and activities. If they are bothered about aligning with only their caste, their region people all the times…they should go only to their category of Doctors, their category of schools, their category of governance etc.
I wonder if anyone is really bothered about all these unnecessary parameters like Religion, Caste, Gender, Nationality, Region in the times of medical emergencies like getting blood transfusion or getting help of platelets etc….Sounds ridiculous right!!! Similar manner to live an ordinary, peaceful life with harmony with fellow human beings we should not bring all these unnecessary parameters. We should teach our younger generations about the importance of humanity instead of raising them up with all these unnecessary parameters. Hope, atleast those people will not be bugged by the question “Who are you? Who, who, who, who?”
Meanwhile, you too keep on wondering …Who are you? Who, who, who, who….by hearing this ….