Everybody is happy that V Ramakrishnan has got the Nobel prize. Let us make a list of happy people.
Tamilians are happy that he is the 3rd Tamilian who has won the Nobel prize. Physics students are happy because Mr. Ramakrishnan is a student of physics. Biologists are happy because he won it for Chemistry.
Now let us say a woman had won it. There would be many womens organisation saying “Ha first Indian woman to win (if you call Mother Theresa an European)”. Inspite of so many restrictions on women she has won….blah blah blah.
Let us see from a Brahmin’s point of view. V Ramakrishnan studied in Baroda (did he not get admission in Chennai – 1972 peak of anti Brahmin / anti Aryan / anti Hindi movement? I do not know. He is the 3rd Tamilian to have won a Nobel. He is also the 3rd Tam Bram to have won it. OOps did it hurt? Thanks to the discrimination against the Tam Bram they were pushed out of TN. I guess they are lucky. They went all over the world and prospered.
Now there are some more happy people – the Brahmins, the people from Chidambaram, the Tam Brahmins! Ha ha I once met a Bengali Babu who was proud that 3 Bengalis had won the Nobel prize – Tagore, Amartya Sen and hold your breath Mother Theresa!
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