Do we need Reservations?

Gods who have drunk the Amrutham, observe that its affect is decreasing and they are growing old. They decide to churn the Great ocean (Paala Samudram) once again. One fine day, the Group of  Gods(Devataas) start churning the great ocean  for Amrutham again.
In the middle,  Some Group of  Smaller Gods  give up saying that  Bigger Gods will cheat them like they cheated the Raakshasaas the first time. They never listen to the pleas of  other Devataas. So both groups approach Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva says that some amount of Amrutham is reserved for each group. Satisfied, both groups start churning the ocean again. The Smaller Gods do not put that much effort as Amrutham is guaranteed and less people to share with. The Bigger Gods work hard as they are in more numbers. Smaller Gods become lazy and miss some varaas coming out of the great ocean which needs competency and hard work. Finally Amrutham arrives and Smaller Gods are content with it.  The Bigger Gods become more bigger as they get other blessings(Varaas) from the ocean.
Some of the smaller Gods go to Lord Shiva complaining of discrimination by some members of their group. They plead him to further divide the share and let this be applicable to their children also . Lord Shiva agrees to their wishes. Thathaastu!

The Churning again starts and none of  the smaller Gods  work as their share is guaranteed. They indulge themselves in drinking Wine (Madira) and other pleasures. By the time Amrutham comes out, the Smaller Gods are no more in a position to have Amrutham, they are in deep sleep.
The Bigger Gods become more Bigger.

Reservations are useful in short term but in the long term it makes us incompetent. And Nature has no reservations for anyone.
“The Fittest survives”

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Death of Surendra Madiga

It was tragic that Surendra has to lose his life at Gandhi Bhavan while protesting for Re-categorization of Scheduled Castes (SC)s.
My deep condolences towards the bereaved family.
Seeing the series of events unfolding in the recent days, I want to ask one question-

why do we need further categorization of SCs? Was there any benefit of the Reservations?

I feel that yes. The reservations helped the backward classes to get education, jobs in all the government organizations, seats in all the educational institutions with nominal or no fee, Reservations improved their financial and social status though there are still some isolated cases of discrimination and violence against the SCs ans STs.
This is only the short term benefit.
But did our competency improve?  NO. A lion will forget hunting if it has the food at his disposal. A lion which never hunts is no lion. Similarly the sharpness of our brains or the zeal to fight is lost and this is what we give to our future generations.
In the event of Globalization and booming IT industry and other private sectors and the dwindling Government jobs, the Merit is the key. Did the Reservations prepare us for these new challenges?
Absolutely No. We cannot ask a private firm for reserving some seats to the so called backward classes.

So lets not waste our time further dividing ourselves, and work hard for the share of  happiness we deserve.