POSTED BY Buzz ON May 12, 2010 AT 18:31 IST ,  Edited At: May 12, 2010 18:31 IST

Amitabh Bachchan in his blog:

From the morning a consensus on the census. Officials from the BMC, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, troop into Prateeksha to detail in on information, that shall for the first time in India develop for every citizen the UID - a unique identity card. All kinds of information is sought name, place, age, dependents, place of birth, house, residence years and on …. I wait for them to come to the crucial controversial one … caste. They don’t. Wary of the sensitivity that this has raised recently by politicians, they keep away from it. They reason that they would wait for some government decision on this. I tell them irrespective of what the system decides, my answer is ready - caste, Indian. My Father never believed in caste and neither do any of us. He married a Sikh, I married a Bengali, my brother a Sindhi, my daughter a Punjabi, my son a Mangalorean … in his autobiography he had expressed that future generations of his family should marry into different parts of the country. So far that tradition has been kept alive !!

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POSTED BY Buzz ON May 12, 2010 AT 18:31 IST ,  Edited At: May 12, 2010 18:31 IST
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68/D-114
May 22, 2010
09:54 PM
Bravo, Kumar. for tolerating this sophistry from WHASINANAME for so long.

When Gandhi was thrown out of the train, he realized he was not as much of an upper caste he thought. Rest is history. So, it is with most Brownies who have settled abroad. They struggle against snide racism of americans ("do they still ride elephants to work in india?") only to turn around give it by the fistfuls back to their countrymen and women.

Whatsinaname, From when did Sikh, Bengali, Punjabi became castes?

On the other hand, if we honestly dig up, all the Caste milieu of Mr. Bachchan is decidedly upper caste; but stating that would be inconvenient given his open protestations that he does not believe in caste.

I read somewhere Meira Kumar (Speaker of Lok Sabha, Daughter of Jagjivan Ram I think) proposed 10000 Rs govt. aid for mixed-caste marriages. Has she ever looked at the Dowry figures for the IAS officers? Just goes to show you, even the lower caste woman like Meira can loose touch with reality. 10000 Rs. won't buy a sandwich at 5 star hotel in Delhi where she lives.

Close this discussion already, this moron whoever coward anonymous is is not going to get it.
hitesh brahmbhatt
san diego, United States
67/D-60
May 20, 2010
02:39 PM
>> Only idiot or really sick,twisted mind will believe that Rahul meant that there is no need to discuss the issue, when he said Dalits are human beings. Amazing.

Read the post properly. I did not say that 'Rahul meant that there is no need to discuss the issue, when he said Dalits are human beings'. What you pasted above is what I said about a hypothetical context of a discussion on a justified dalit upliftment, in which if he were to say that there is no such as a dalit with an implication there is no need to discuss the issue as there is no such a thing as dalit, then it is insensitive.
Kumar
Bangalore, India
66/D-114
May 19, 2010
09:47 PM
>> Wow. I am surprised that Al Bundy actually have patience to engage this person.

I did almost give up several times, but wanted to fight his perverse logic and hatred.
Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
65/D-113
May 19, 2010
09:18 PM
"if rahul says the same in census he too should be liable for prosecution"

Ganapati,

Why do not you and Kumar go to court against Rahul and Amitabh ?
Maha
NJ, United States
64/D-111
May 19, 2010
09:11 PM
">> If Rahul gets up and says there are no dalits but only human (implying hence that there is no need to discuss the issue as there is no such a thing as dalit), then it is insensitive."

Wow. I am surprised that Al Bundy actually have patience to engage this person. Only idiot or really sick,twisted mind will believe that Rahul meant that there is no need to discuss the issue, when he said Dalits are human beings. Amazing.
Are you really scared that you missionaries will have your work cut out if Hindus start ignoring their casts ?
Maha
NJ, United States
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