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Nitin Gadkari’s reservation gaffe: NDA government must convert it into an opportunity by eliminating creamy layer
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Nitin Gadkari’s reservation gaffe: NDA government must convert it into an opportunity by eliminating creamy layer

The govt must weave economic criteria into the caste-based reservation system. That could be the harbinger for full-fledged economic-criteria based reservation.

Rahul Gandhi’s grand ‘I am the Congress’ tweet fools nobody, people know politics is not a game for the pious
Politics

Rahul Gandhi’s grand ‘I am the Congress’ tweet fools nobody, people know politics is not a game for the pious

The Congress’ political trajectory since the 70s followed a course that tapped the social fault lines.

AMU should provide quota if it can't prove minority status, says SC/ST panel: Varsity walks tightrope between minority character, reservations
India

AMU should provide quota if it can't prove minority status, says SC/ST panel: Varsity walks tightrope between minority character, reservations

Adding a new twist to the ongoing controversy over minority status of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), the National Commission for Scheduled Castes is planning to order the university to implement the reservation policy or submit documents supporting its claim to prove the university's minority status.

Hardik Patel extends 'full support' to Gujjar community's demand for 5% OBC reservation in Rajasthan
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Hardik Patel extends 'full support' to Gujjar community's demand for 5% OBC reservation in Rajasthan

Gujarat Patidar leader Hardik Patel announced his full support for the agitation called by the Gujjar community to press for their demand of 5 percent reservation within the 21 percent reservation for OBCs

Democracy In India Part 10: Scourge of casteism in slow retreat as more and more youth marry for love
India

Democracy In India Part 10: Scourge of casteism in slow retreat as more and more youth marry for love

There are two contrary trends in Indian democracy: While caste remains alive in politics and society, it is also giving way to more democratisation in some regions, most notably in Gujarat.

BJP's Dalit outreach is like the great Indian laughter challenge: Quick fixes cannot cure internalised social ills
India

BJP's Dalit outreach is like the great Indian laughter challenge: Quick fixes cannot cure internalised social ills

The BJP is in a right royal fix over Dalits. The portends are deeply worrying for the party in an election season.

Democracy In India Part 8: Strong democratic process engendering surplus of free speech, empowering communities
India

Democracy In India Part 8: Strong democratic process engendering surplus of free speech, empowering communities

In Indian democracy, free speech is empowering communities as well as individuals, a fact that can be gleaned from recent Dalit protests or Jat upheaval.

Democracy In India Part 7: Country's polity vastly unaccountable to citizens despite relative success of democratic process
India

Democracy In India Part 7: Country's polity vastly unaccountable to citizens despite relative success of democratic process

Recent farmer protests show that those making policies do not represent them, or those ruling democracy are far removed from the masses and their issues.

Democracy In India Part 6: Despite caste and religious divisions, our democratic journey reflects silent revolution
India

Democracy In India Part 6: Despite caste and religious divisions, our democratic journey reflects silent revolution

Past 70 years of Indian democracy saw a gradual erosion of caste, spread of women's education, independence of judiciary and EC, among others achievements.

Day after quitting BJP, Maharashtra OBC leader Nana Patole accuses Narendra Modi of 'double standards'
Politics

Day after quitting BJP, Maharashtra OBC leader Nana Patole accuses Narendra Modi of 'double standards'

Nana Patole, who resigned on Friday from the Lok Sabha and the BJP, has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of using his OBC credentials for political gains.

As Congress president, Rahul Gandhi's challenge will be to win Hindu hearts without becoming poor Hindutva copy
Politics

As Congress president, Rahul Gandhi's challenge will be to win Hindu hearts without becoming poor Hindutva copy

The principal tasks before Rahul Gandhi as Congress president will be to evolve strategies for countering Hindu nationalism without alienating the Hindus and ensuring Other Backward Classes (OBC) politics doesn't stump the party

Opposition disrupts RS proceedings over vacancies in statutory panels for minorities
Politics

Opposition disrupts RS proceedings over vacancies in statutory panels for minorities

Rajya Sabha proceedings were disrupted on Monday after Congress-led opposition created an uproar over the delay in filling up of vacancies in statutory commissions for minorities, SCs, STs and OBCs.

Jat agitation: Timely action must to avoid repeat of 2016 riots mayhem
India

Jat agitation: Timely action must to avoid repeat of 2016 riots mayhem

Shades of 2016 and the mayhem that followed threaten to repeat themselves and one can only hope that timely action is taken to contain the violent fallout of a demand that now aims to up the ante and defrost the 10 percent grant given earlier in the wake of bloody rioting last year.

UP Election 2017: Divided along religion and caste lines, a clear trend remains elusive
Politics

UP Election 2017: Divided along religion and caste lines, a clear trend remains elusive

As polling nears phase 4 in Uttar Pradesh, a clear trend remains complicated so much that even election watchers have been throwing up different winning tallies to parties in private

OBC community organises rally in Nashik to counter Maratha movement
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OBC community organises rally in Nashik to counter Maratha movement

The Other Backward Castes (OBCs) have also united to counter the Maratha movement in Maharashtra. On 3 October the OBCs will organise a rally which will take place in Nashik, a reflection of the communities resentment against the Maratha movement.

BJP national council meet in Kozhikode: Modi likely to discuss Uri attack, 'garib kalyan' agenda
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BJP national council meet in Kozhikode: Modi likely to discuss Uri attack, 'garib kalyan' agenda

The Uri terror attack, which left 18 army men dead and triggered an outcry for punitive action against Pakistan, will be deliberated upon in the three-day BJP National Council meeting in which top party brass is also expected to articulate its 'garib kalyan' agenda to reach out to the mariginalised like Dalits and OBCs.

Cabinet reshuffle: Much ado about nothing because it remains The Modi Show
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Cabinet reshuffle: Much ado about nothing because it remains The Modi Show

There could be debates about whether or not Modi's approach is the right one, but the point is he relegates his ministerial colleagues to almost non-significance. The Cabinet reshuffle, therefore, is likely to be only of academic importance when it comes to assessing the Modi government's performance.

Quota conundrum: Nitish Kumar's demand on increasing reservations may not lead to empowerment
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Quota conundrum: Nitish Kumar's demand on increasing reservations may not lead to empowerment

Where has this quota politics, which Nitish Kumar is practicing, taken us? Quality and efficiency have become big casualties.

Tirupur Dalit murder: Politics of hatred is the reason behind brazen caste violence in Tamil Nadu
Politics

Tirupur Dalit murder: Politics of hatred is the reason behind brazen caste violence in Tamil Nadu

The public hacking of a Dalit boy for marrying an upper caste Hindu girl in Tamil Nadu was certainly gruesome, but the incident was not surprising.

The Alt-Politics series: Promises of Utopia end up turning into a fight to maintain status quo
Politics

The Alt-Politics series: Promises of Utopia end up turning into a fight to maintain status quo

Alternative politics promises radical change, but the statecraft invariably attains a new nadir of deceit, eroding the trust of the people.