- Stephen: Is there still a caste system over there?
- Tharoor: There is a caste system.
- Stephen: I wish we had one.
- Tharoor: Well, if they invented the caste system today, I’m sure that talk show hosts would be right on the top.
- Stephen: Oh, yeah.
- Tharoor: Absolutely. Because it was a profession-based thing. It goes back three thousand years, and essentially the people in the so-called unclean professions were the bottom of the caste system …
- Stephen: So, I would be a Brahmin over here.
- Tharoor: Oh, you would be a Brahmin!
- Stephen: Are you from the Brahmin caste?
- Tharoor: No, I’m not, actually.
- Stephen: You’re not?
- Tharoor: Nope.