'Chors, Fasaadis and Haramzaadas': India’s medieval Jat insurrectionaries seem strangely familiar today
The past helps illuminate the present, offering insight, for those who care for it, into how this crisis came about, and where it might head
Reservation politics in India: From Gujjars, Jats, Patidars to Marathas, communities line up for their piece of caste-based quota pie
Marathas are the latest addition to a list of communities in India who have demanded reservation (or quota) in jobs and education, but many have debated that offering quota to communities without going over its merits dilutes the purpose of having a quota system for backward castes.
Deepender Hooda loses keenly-fought Rohtak battle; Haryana Congress leader no longer poster boy of Centrist defiance
With the Rohtak loss, Deepender is no longer a poster boy of centrist defiance in the Hindi heartland, having lost by a 15,000-odd vote-margin.
Dalit Sikhs in Punjab unite to press NOTA in final phase of Lok Sabha election, say community has lost faith in govts
Landless Dalit labourers in Punjab's Malwa region have decided to press the NOTA button when the 13 constituencies of Punjab go to polls on 19 May to protest against the failure of successive governments to ensure proper implementation of the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Rules, 1964
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: In UP, force of Narendra Modi is breaching immovable caste fortress of gathbandhan
Results from Uttar Pradesh may yet again surprise pollsters and analysts who predicted BJP’s doom in Uttar Pradesh.
Lok Sabha polls: In Hisar, political legacies of three families at stake; parties campaign fiercely in searing heat
Hisar is predominantly Jat land, where the community constitutes nearly 33 percent of the total 16 lakh electors, ahead of the Bishnois.
Jats in western UP remain divided even as Ajit Singh, gathbandhan express confidence on turning tide against Modi
Jats in western Uttar Pradesh, whose voting preference usually set the trend in the state, and who had voted in favour of Narendra Modi in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, remain undecided a day before phase-I of polling begins for the Lok Sabha Election 2019
By pushing for alliance with Congress, AAP risks upsetting its own chances in Haryana; should focus on partnering with JJP
JJP could also have benefited from AAP's young faces and its issue-centric politics, but the push to ally with the Congress raised doubts over its intent. Has it become just another small party seeking political expansion?
Travels through the Hindi belt: Fragile peace in Muzaffarnagar engendered by interdependence, unemployment
The interdependence of the communities in Muzaffarnagar made them realise peaceful coexistence is the only way forward
Jind bypoll result puts young Chautalas in political limelight; BJP's win helps Manohar Lal Khattar emerge as seasoned politician
The Jind bypoll result has come as a shot in the arm for the BJP and put the INLD and Congress, on the edge, but the JJP has emerged a strong rival.
Only three castes may apply to join the President's Bodyguard, but army still alleges there's no caste bias
Gaurav Yadav, a resident of Rewari in Haryana, has moved the Delhi High Court challenging the recruitment process of the President's Body Guard (PBG)
Maratha quota row: Maharashtra govt facing substantive legal hurdles in SC, change of strategy crucial for success
On 3 December, the Maharashtra government filed a caveat application — to ensure they are heard in any matter concerning reservations for the Maratha community — in the Supreme Court.
Rajasthan Assembly Election: From raging agrarian crisis to cow lynchings, here are the key poll issues in focus
As Rajasthan continues to be plagued by a devastating agrarian crisis, drinking water shortage, unemployment, and community divide, it remains to be seen who the state votes into power.
Rajasthan Assembly polls: Voting set to begin today at 8 am; 4.7 cr voters to decide fate of 2,274 candidates
After a high-decibel campaigning, Rajasthan is all set to elect a new state Assembly, voting which will take place on Friday. As many as 2,274 candidates including 187 women are in the fray for 199 out of the 200 assembly constituencies in the state.
Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha election: Changing caste equations upset Congress and BJP's plans in Barmer-Jaisalmer region
If the mood for change prevails, Rajasthan may see a change in government, if not in names of villages like Baap, Chacha and Suwar.
Maratha quota row in Maharashtra: Why do politically powerful and relatively rich communities need reservations?
The Maharashtra government’s decision to grant reservations to the Maratha community is more in keeping with the political expediency of the time.
Maratha quota row: Reservation unwarranted; several past panels concluded community is not 'backward'
As far as the Maratha community is concerned, the findings of many commissions are that Marathas are forward classes, with many Marathas in top political ranks and heading businesses.
Rajasthan polls: Despite Ajmer debacle in 2014, Sachin Pilot leads Vasundhara Raje, Ashok Gehlot in race to CM post
Every pre-poll survey in Rajasthan, where Assembly election is scheduled to be held on December 7, has indicated Sachin Pilot is the first choice of the electorate.
Jat leaders accuse Haryana govt of "misguiding" high court with regard to 2016 stir, threaten to re-start agitation
Yashpal Malik charged the Haryana government with misguiding the court to save its ministers, legislators and MPs who were "instrumental" in arson and violence during the Jat agitation in 2016.