Opinion  /  Published 22.10.21

First step: Seats reserved for women

If more women contest the elections, it does not mean that they will all become legislators. But to go by the All India Congress Committee general secretary, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, women’s polit...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 29.09.21

Letters to the editor: Samyukta Kisan Morcha's Bharat Bandh

Still strong Sir — It is uncharitable to say that the Bharat Bandh called by the farmers’ unions has caused ‘disruption’ or ‘inconvenience’ for the public since it...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 24.09.21

Real diversity: Caste-based reservations

In his book, Culture and Imperialism, Edward Said said, “culture is not monolithic... and is not the exclusive property of the East or West nor of the small groups of men and women”. ...
By Mrinmoy Majumder, Pinaki Dasgupta

India  /  Published 12.09.21

TMC: BJP didn't keep poll promise

The bill aims at 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and state assemblies. O'Brien, in the video of his speech, claimed that there is 25 per cent representation of women in legislatur...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 27.08.21

Key markers: Income and creamy layer

Sometimes it may be wise to seek operational convenience at the cost of precision in identifying a desirable set of characteristics in a set of individuals. The Supreme Court’s ruling that incom...
By The Editorial Board


India  /  Published 20.08.21

SC on Jharkhand, Bihar quotas

The Supreme Court has ruled that a person belonging to a reserved category is entitled to claim benefit of reservation in either of the successor States of Bihar or Jharkhand, but cannot claim benefit...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.21

Editorial: Cap on

Quotas remain a source of debate and restlessness. Some states continue to push against the 50 per cent cap on reservations barring exceptional circumstances decided upon in 1992, arguing that the cap...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 25.03.21

Lesson for all: SC on reservation

The question of quotas has spun out into a history of unending debate. The constant uncovering of groups still marginalized may certainly prompt re-evaluations. But a passion for social justice is not...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 20.03.21

SC raises question over reservation quotas

For how many generations would reservations in jobs and education continue, the Supreme Court sought to know during the Maratha quota case hearing on Friday and raised concerns over resultant inequali...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

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


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