Pathology of Power: Caste and Capabilities

S.Venkatesanm 24 October 2006The broad motivation for writing this note is to bring to light the pathology of power structure in the Indian caste system, its casual relationship with different castes and impact on people’s…

Caste-Based Discrimination in Nepal

Interview with U.N. special representative Ian MartinRupesh Silwal (rooproop), 2006/10/22 © 2006 Ohmynews.COM, Korea.Nepal has survived a decade of internal, armed conflict, which has thrown human rights violations into relief. The root cause of the…

Rise and Fall of the UN

James Cooke, Socialist Perspectives.COM October 27, 2006In the United States, familiarity of the UN is limited to vague notions of ‘international democracy’ and ‘peacekeeping’, words that inspire the noblest of intentions; the World Bank and…

Reservation and the creamy layer

Kalpana Kannabiran   The concept of creamy layer obfuscates the fact of caste discrimination within  institutions of education, employment, and justice.   THE RECENT Supreme Court judgment limiting reservation for Scheduled Castes and  Scheduled Tribes forces us…