Mandal Commission
India  /  Published 10.08.22

'Mandal versus Kamandal' returns

With Nitish Kumar forming the Mahagathbandhan 2.0 government after dumping the BJP in Bihar, political observers on Wednesday said the 'Mandal versus Kamandal' politics is likely to play out i...
By Asim Kamal in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.07.22

Doctor Strange

Alchemists believed that lead could be perfected into gold, that diseases could be cured, and that life could be prolonged through transmutation. The politician is also a kind of alchemist. Even thou...
By Sunil Gatade, Venkatesh Kesari

Books  /  Published 15.04.22

Potent force

Book name: The Disruptor: How Vishwanath Pratap Singh Shook India Author: Debashish Mukerji, Publisher: HarperCollins Price: Rs 699 Debashish Mukerji’s book on the former prime minister, V.P...
By Anita Joshua

Opinion  /  Published 04.04.22

Sterile model: UGC is a shadow of its former self

For over half a century, the University Grants Commission played a crucial role in consolidating Indian higher education. We cursed it for its many faults. In retrospect, let us recall the blessings i...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 30.03.22

A demise dissected

The growing insignificance of Muslim electoral politics is seen as an obvious outcome of the ultimate triumph of the Kamandal politics of Hindutva, especially after the success of the Bharatiya J...
By Hilal Ahmed


Opinion  /  Published 12.03.21

Clear it up: reservations in India

The issue of reservations has long lost its clearer contours, although the 1992 Indra Sawhney versus Union of India case, known as the Mandal judgment, had endowed it with some. The Supreme ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 23.07.20

Fair share: The OBC reservation row

Inequality within programmes for equality needs correction. Reservations for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes have been dogged by the ‘creamy layer’ concept from the early 1990s that ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 21.01.20

Proposal to include pay in creamy layer norm

A government-appointed expert panel is learnt to have suggested that the salaries of a section of employees from the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) be included to determine the creamy layer status for ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.04.20

No 100 per cent reservation in teaching jobs in scheduled areas: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed the January 2000 order of the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh which provided 100 per cent reservation to the Scheduled Tribe candidates for the post of teacher...

Opinion  /  Published 09.10.19

India needs another democratic upsurge

It has been argued for some time now that India’s freedom struggle constitutes its first democratic upsurge that fructified into a sovereign nation with a liberal Constitution and universal adult fr...
By Ajay Gudavarthy


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