Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tam Brahms: We are like this wonly - Mind It!

Times are changing. And so is the Tam Brahm race. As the world graduates to Facebook and online dating, Obama and soccer, we are also changing.

At least on the face of it!

Inherently, we won’t! And we can’t… The top 5 indications for this follow…

  1. Façade: We have started naming our kids Amit / Abhishek trying to make their names look more cosmopolitan.
    Fact: For every 1 Amit, there are still 99 names with a Balaji or a Sriram or a Subramaniam (with variations of n or m to end the word!) or Vidya or Ramya…

  2. Façade: We love eating pizzas and butter naans, albeit in Saravana Bhavan!
    Fact: That, and we also still love our puliyodharai from Parthasarathy Swamy Temple, specially standing twice in the queue with a changed outfit to fool the distribution point of contact, or the curd rice from Anjaneya temple (we can bring the aavakkai pickle in our pocket)

  3. Façade: We always seem to determine the raga behind any song, including a Led Zeppelin hard rock number.
    Fact: We feign knowledge of Carnatic music while all we have ever learnt is Violin or Mrudangam during a compulsory 40 minutes-per-week art education class till the 7th Std. in school!

  4. Façade: We have our representations in varied industries including cinema, music, literature, sport etc.
    Fact: We still swear and die by an IIT or BITS engineering degree and an MS from the US! It is another thing that we drop all of it to get into some software job or an MBA!

  5. Façade: We network actively through Orkut and Facebook and find matches through online dating.
    Fact: A lot of the match making happens courtesy our friendly neighbourhood mama and mami in house functions and temple visits! And the groom typically works in the US or has some connection with IT!
Any more, feel free to add to the comments...

12 comments:

vigneshjvn said...

Bitter truth! Well at least the IT scenario is finally changing. People seem to finally be interested in basic research, not necessarily linked to the US. It would be biased if the neighbourhood maamas and maamis don't stay on the lookout for those out-of-line ones too.

silverine said...

:) Interesting! Came here via Desipundit!

Karthik Sivaramakrishnan said...

ROFL@the parenthetical 'we can bringa aavakkai pickle in our pocket' =))

Nikhil Rajagopalan said...

puliyodharai for life!!
:-)

Jeeves said...

@vignesh - thats a very small number though! @silverine - thx! @karthik - :) @nikhil - just had it today as well :)

Arun said...

Hi all,
We plan to launch www.brahmana.com in the coming months. This would be a web portal that offers varied services targeted specifically at people of the brahmin community across the world. We would love to hear your opinions on what kind of services should be offered on the site. Please email your comments to services@brahmana.com.

~Cheers
Arun Iyer

vogonosphere said...

like that wonly! :) good one.

Jeeves said...

thanks vogonosphere!

Vijaya K said...

ROFL :) very true!
In Kannada, there's a proverb - "huttu guNa sattaroo biDadu". Its exactly that!

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Nandhitha's blog said...

Ha ha so true! saravana bhavan! ROFL. Good post :)

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