The most famous example of a caste system is the Hindu caste system of ancient India, with Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka having similarly structured systems. Nepalese castes are directly derived from the Hindu castes found in India, but the Pakistani social structure is not widely recognized as cast
While there are not really any official caste systems still in place, India is a good example of a country that still endures the legacy of a caste system. Certain minority groups in India, such as the Dalits in Bangalore, still suffer from certain caste related prejudices, for example.
While the United States does not have a formal caste system or any tradition of one like India does, some argue otherwise. For example, Isabel Wilkerson argues that America does have a caste system that manifests as racial inequality in her 2012 NYTimes.com article.
A casting call is an audition process where people try out for roles in a film, play, television show or other type of entertainment performance. For major productions, celebrity talent is often invited to audition. An open call means anyone is allowed to show up to audition for roles.
An air cast is a cast made of a rigid or semi rigid shell, the interior being made of a series of overlapping air cells that inflate to hold the extremity secure and prevent movement. Air casts are also known as walking casts because they are easier to move around in than a traditional plaster cast.
The caste system in India began about 100 B.C. when a holy text explicitly forbade intermarriages across the four classes of people living in India at the time. Occupational restrictions and forbidden intermarriages, which curtailed further social interactions, hardened the caste system.
The different levels in the Indian caste system are the Brahmins, the Kshatriyas, the Vaishyas, the Shudras, the Adivasi and the Dalits. While Indian law prohibits discrimination by caste, the system still appears to have an important connection to social mobility in India.
According to KidsHealth, a walking cast is an additional piece placed on an cast's heel that allows the patient to walk while still encased. KidsHealth states that walking casts must be thoroughly dry prior to use.
Engine casting numbers are identifying marks automobile manufacturers create on the block or head of an engine. These numbers are in the die cast mold and are part of each engine the mold produces. A stamped number on an engine is not the casting number but the serial number.
A soft cast is a cast made from flexible fiberglass casting material and molded to the patient's injured limb. Soft casts are primarily used by athletes who have healed injuries that still need extra support when they're active. The cast is molded onto the limb for practice, then cut and removed at