1. Have you heard?? Cody Simpson was in Philly this week and stopped by Q102 for an exuvcsile interview AND acoustic performance! Check it out!a0q102.com/cc-common/ondemand/a0

  2. Mr Rajagopal !You don’t find answers to the quoiestn why people hate Tamil Brahmins.You used the word, ‘Still’ meaning, you juxtapose the quoiestn with Engineering and Medical selections.It is not correct to juxtapose like that.Because, the hatred does not comes from that now, although Sridhar points out the discrimination suffered by non-brahmins in IITs etc. Rather, it comes from the ancient isolated life the Brahmins lived. They lived in agraharams so that they could practice their Brahmanism (achaarams) without the fear of being polluted. Later on, all kinds of Brahmins – both practicing and Bohemians – lived there, to continue the legacy of non-integration. Their acharams include, inter alia, the treatment of all others, not only dalits, as lower and as untouchables.You reject manu and other scriptures as crap, don’t you? But it is these very scriptures on which they based their belief that the sudras were born to Brahmins through their concubines. The system of concubinage with sudra women continued in Kerala till 1940s, which was one reason why the Namboodris were now rejected by the society. They are now among the poorest of poor, although there is no virulent anti – Brahmanism there. The isolated life – with achaarams, unique ways of life using or abusing the religion – still continues, although there are more Bohemians among Brahmins than practising ones.The ingrained feeling of being different from others is difficult to dispose of: it may take many, many decades for Tamil Brahmins to feel integrated with others. In Northern parts of India, Brahmins have completely changed. They are one with othersm and to identify them is difficult. In TN only, the Brahmins are adamant. They oppose everything only from their own view point. They are unable to take a general view point and say whether it is good or bad.In a factory, in a corporation, in government offices, in TN, others identify Brahmins clearly. Brahmins, too, contribute to the identification by grouping themselves. In modern city like Chennai, they have created new agraharam like Nanganalloor. Like Muslims, they want to be with their own people. Muslims do for the same reason that their lives are different from others, which can be practiced only with fellow muslims. The Brahmins suffer from false pride. They don’t accept solatium from government. For e.g when government gives free land to the poor on the basis of poverty level only, they don’t accept. In samathuva puram, they don’t accept a land as the grant is not caste based. For fear they have to live with lower classes. This false prestige is the reason why S.V.Sekar is hated by brahmins. They think he has lowered the prestige of brahmins by harping about their low status in present society and going to Muka for grants and help. க ழ வ ழ ந த ல ம ம ச ய ல மண ஒட டவ ல ல என பத ப ர ப ப னர கள ன த ம ர .In villages, virtually there are no Brahmins now, which made Brahmins to be far away from the ‘real’ Tamils. They have found it a good alibi to say they don’t quarrel with dalits. As arul has pointed out, they don’t live there, how comes the quoiestn of them quarrelling with dalits. They don’t worship the gods and goddesses of other Tamilians; in fact, they have contempt for such deities. Their religion is vedic.Wherever they go, they don’t integrate. They may speak the local language and become masters in it. Yet, all with the feeling that we are not of you. Their attachment to Tamil language is also bogus. They treat Sanskrit dearer and sacred than Tamil. They may be great masters in Tamil contributing significantly to Tamil Lit. Yet, their loyalty to Tamil is only opportunistic. For e.g U.Ve. Sa who stood against pure Tamil movement advocating mixed variety with sanskrit. If you write about pure Tamil and its importance, you will receive heckling and teasing responses from Brahmins only.In simple terms, an average Tamil Brahmin is a stranger’ in the eyes of others.

  3. We deentiifly need more smart people like you around.

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