You get free parties at company's expense. You get medical coverage, your Phone, Mobile Charges are reimbursed/subsidized. You get ow interest housing advance. You are provided with recreation facilities at your work place. Even a Creche! You stand to go abroad.
History has been reduced to Mathematical eauation. You can see where India that is Bharat stands. Refer my posts under Hinduism. Facts seem to tally.
People need some frame of reference to live. More the references better for the Society. I am using the term Reference, not laws, for reference is more by way of recommendation in nature while Law implies punishment . The reference points may include any or all of the following criteria. Money, Power, Geographical, Profession, Location. Language, Nation Day to-day activities of Life like brushing the teeth bathing,eating, sleeping, working, marriage, parenting and Death. and a combination of all the above. In the absence of any frame of reference, the individual is rudderless and has a crisis of identity. You take away the identity of Nation from an individual, he becomes an immigrant , not knowing where he belongs to for he is an alien to bot the countries. Similarly if you peel of all references to a group, you have an Identity crisis. People without strong bonding with communities become recluses, start hanging out in Facebook,Google Plus hangouts with people of whom they know nothing, except what they inform you of what you would like to hear. The chances of building a strong personal community bonding are slim. In most of these artificially created communities,driven mostly by curiosity and a desire to share things which they can not share with whom they know. And herein lies the danger. Mostly people misuse it and exploit your weaknesses. Hinduism had tried, organizing groups under the principles mentioned above. They found that Money as the reference point is not stable as the yard stick of Money changes and money is not a permanent fixture with any one as fortune changes. You can observe how money as reference point has wreaked havoc with individual's Lifestyle when they lose money,stranded by people who evaluate them on the basis of Money alone. Talk to any one who lost a lucrative Job industry, you would know what I am talking about. Money can not be the sole criterion Power, this also changes swiftly with the same disastrous results as with money. In bot the cases of Money and Power, these reference points create more anti social , some in authority. Mere geographical identity will not do as the location is dictated by the economic condition. So this can not be deciding factor. At best it can be a secondary denominator' like the Mythili Brahmins, Vadama Brahmins of the Brahmin Community which indicate their location,but they remain in the main classification , Brahmins, If you take Profession,it can also remain as a secondary indicator as it is subject to change. Let us take the case of Brahmins. Their profession is to Study the Vedas, Teach the Vedas,Perform Yagnyas, have the Yagnyas performed,Seek alms for Food and pay for the welfare of the Society and the Society took care of all their needs, Both are missing to-day.
Speaking or writing on Caste is considered as near sinful by the nouveau Intelligentsia and literati. Doing either of this attracts the label, 'Casteist Religious fanatic, Anti secular ( Till date I have not understood what this term means, it changes its hues on one's whims!) But facts must be faced. Before the dawn of Civilization, Man was living in the wilderness, at the mercy of the Elements. He ate whathe could gather from Nature. He found Animals living, seeking shelter from the elements in Caves. He drove the animals out , started living in caves. In the process he learnt to kill animals and eat them He developed implements to kill the animals. He learned that to keep himself safe from the animals and to hunt ferocious animals , he needed the help of fellow Humans. He liaised with them , started living with them,, not accommodating at first, and then learnt that he had to accommodate. During the course of this, he copulated, tried various combinations, Polyandry,Polygamy,Lesbianism and Homosexuality before finally arriving at Monogamy. At first, he formed a Group among the inmates of the Cave in which he was living, then this expanded to a Group of Caves, then a forest are and the Forest. He felt safe in Numbers, so formed a Community. Even now we do.
Some customs are meant to help people in distress. Men living in Tribal Societies formulated some customs to help the needy. As the society develops, it seems, man has become more greedy and starts misusing these noble concepts. One such Custom being practiced in the Districts of Coimbatore, Erode, borders of Pudukkottai and Thanjavur,Tamil Nadu is 'Moy Virundhu' That is organizing a Free Dinner for the villagers by those who are in need of money. The reason could be for celebrating the marriage of a Girl in the Family, Debts or simply the need for additional finance for Business. The Rules are: One should be really in need of Money. They should organize a Feast for the villagers this could be for 100 to 500 people. Prospective attendees are to be invited personally. One can put up a poster, Bill Boards even. The Dinner should consist of minimum six dishes and must include Non Vegetarian, especially Lamb,Chicken. At the Dinner those who attend the Dinner must donate money they can afford and this will be recorded by the host. There are instances when 40 to 60 tables are put up to collect money.