EMERGING INDIA : Education key to wealth in…

The Yomiuri ShimbunThe following is the third installment in a series of articles reporting on new developments in India, which celebrates the 60th anniversary of its independence this year, and where the nation is heading.Bihar…

Sachar Report: Flawed report on Muslims

By Syed ShahabuddinThe Sachar Committee has failed to approach the problems of Muslim community in a holistic manner and contains many impractical suggestions and recommendationsThe data so painstakingly collected by Justice Rajinder Sachar Committee and…

Minorities should get reservation: VP Singh

Press Trust of India,Allahabad, December 17, 2006                Observing that the Sachar Committee's report has "brought to light a social reality", former Prime Minister VP Singh on Sunday suggested the creation of a…

Creamy layer to get quota benefits

Aloke Tikku, Hindustan Times New Delhi, December 7, 2006The government on Thursday decided against splitting OBCs into creamy and non-creamy layers for OBC reservation to central government-aided educational institutions.Parliamentary affairs minister PR Dasmunsi said the…

OBC MPs come together on quota

Bhaskar Roy26 Nov, 2006 TIMES NEWS NETWORK NEW DELHI: The one issue that has brought some 200 MPs together on the same platform disregarding different shades of their political allegiance is a demand for "total"…

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…

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…