Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicCaste politics

Topic: Caste politics

Are upper castes ‘savarna’ or ‘general category’? BJP picks a side amid agitation in Himachal

Himachal govt is under fire from upper caste groups for using the term ‘general category’ to refer to a panel for them. But ruling can’t afford to alienate Dalit voters either.

Modi is wrong to see defeat of caste politics in SP-BSP’s loss in UP. Battle’s yet to begin

To announce the defeat of social justice politics even before the battle against BJP's communal politics has begun is short-sighted.

BSP’s going solo in UP, but ticket distribution tells a different story

BSP could be hoping that it would repeat its electoral performance of 2007 when Brahmins had played a big role in bringing Mayawati to power.

Caste politics in Goa was always subtle. That’s until AAP played the ‘Bhandari’ card

This election, AAP has stirred the caste cauldron in Goa by declaring Amit Palekar, a Bhandari, its CM face. But Palekar says he doesn’t talk about his caste while campaigning.

Polls round the corner, Modi govt set to grant 12th extension to Justice Rohini panel on OBCs

4-member commission headed by retired Justice G. Rohini was set up in 2017 to examine sub-categorisation of OBCs. It was supposed to submit its report by March 2018.

UP Brahmins ‘have grievances’, so BJP forms 4-member panel to woo them ahead of 2022 UP polls

The decision to constitute the committee was taken at a meeting of the party's Brahmin state leaders with the BJP’s Uttar Pradesh poll in-charge Dharmendra Pradhan Sunday.

Emphasis on surnames keep the silent apartheid of caste in India alive

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Four factors Yogi Adityanath had in mind before picking his seven new cabinet ministers

For Yogi Adityanath, each new cabinet minister serves a purpose — Jitin Prasada to Chhatrapal Gangwar.

Upper caste networks of political parties are resisting caste census. But not for long

Telangana's project shows that caste census can benefit Dalits and OBCs. But parties like BJP and Congress are too busy with their Dwija networks.

Nitish, Tejashwi put aside differences to meet on caste census, give BJP the jitters

While the JD(U) and the RJD have long demanded a caste census, the BJP has tried to tap the Hindu vote-bank rather than go for caste-based politics.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.