Whereas on the one side Science and Technology are progressing, on the other side the civilian community still cling on to traditions and culture. Absolutely nothing wrong. When moving out of Tamil Nadu in India, when working in offices in Bangalore, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta etc, you are surrounded by colleagues who carry their surnames more proudly than their credentials. You will find no dearth of Reddys, Naidus, Nairs, Menons, Gaekwars, Chabras, Mukherjees, Bannerjees etc etc. But one surname, which once upon a time made a tremendous impact on society, is moribund now. Even its absence is not conspicuous. People who should be having the surname are shy to have it now. Doubtless, I meant the Iyers and Charys and Sastris. Where are the Iyers, Sastris and Charys now? When every other community retain their accent and dialect of Tamil, the brahmin dialect is eroding. The panchakachams have almost disappeared. I fail to understand why brahmins alone succumb to pressure? why brahmins alone are timid? Are there chances of reviving the uniquely brahmin characteristics, speach, styles, surnames etc. Why have we ceased to name our children with Iyer or Sastri or Chary as surnames? What would be the consequence of reviving the same practice? What are the hindering and impeding factors?