Archive for September 9th, 2004

September 9, 2004

Religion in census?

I used to feel odd, whenever whoever asked me what my religion was? What my caste was? It is none of their business. A believer or non-believer, a hindu or a muslim or a parsi or a sikh or anything else, how does that matter?

If merit counted, why would my identity matter? In more ways than could I imagine it mattered. I am a south Indian – an identity in itself that I am relegated to eating dosas for breakfast, dinner and lunch! In fact, I do make fun of people from Delhi! Rest of India is fine for me:) And hell this is not my religion or caste identity, this is my geographic identity! In fact not even geographic identity. I am Telugu/Gulti – whatever you call it, doesnt matter to me.

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