THE FACEBOOK EFFECT!
The influx of many social media facilities has paved the way for the gradual systematic wearing off of intense caste identity and community selfishness.India is splintered across 6000+ communities, some playing Boanerges* about the greatness of their own caste or communities and some keeping a low profile.[*A loud mouthed character in “Apple Cart” by Shaw].The Union ministry is having a tough time spoon feeding some of these castes in the hope of getting votes from them!
Social media have had a leveling effect across these caste boundaries.No longer does Death seem to me to be the great leveler!
Honor killing—the cold blooded murder of young men or women for marrying across community boundaries by their own parents– is also showing signs of being felt as an act of injustice to the young.
Small communities identifying themselves as FORWARD without any economic basis for the same are also…
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