I thought the author would ban me. Here it is:
Modern India has a new caste system. There are many new castes. Among them: MSc, PhD, MBBS, SWE, CCNA, MBA, BBA, BCE, etc.
Indian matrimonial pages look almost indistinguishable from job ads: “A bride is wanted with a fair skin and a graduate degree in any technical field except IT”.
This new caste system is as destructive as the traditional one because most Indians now study in universities not in order to learn skills but to improve their status.
If the Government ban this new caste system, I am sure that Indians will design some other caste system.
Sri Lanka has a similar unofficial caste system. For example, assistant librarian and operational assistant are totally different castes. I forgot which of them is higher but they are surely different and people belonging to those castes can’t talk with each other as equals.
I am from one of the highest caste — PhD — and I hate it. I hate when people call me ‘Doctor Vlad’. I hate when they deliberately assume inferior position to me. Caste system kills.