Nagesh asked me to pull out a family photo from my trove for a journalist from the Telugu paper who wished to write an article. I told him that he would be better off giving a photo of the village and Eashwaramma and of things that count. He said he writer is on his own pet track, and only wants this.
I asked him if he would at least ensure that references to his ancient IIT degree be avoided, or if that 'casteist' and utterly irrelevent term would also be displayed in the article.
When will be outgrow our modern castes of degrees and colleges - and the implied superirity therein, and an equally implied inferiority elsewhere ?