Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicMandal Commission

Topic: Mandal Commission

Bihar is talking caste census but with Mandal memories — Hope, anxiety, fear

Caste census is a political hot potato that is likely to upset social and political arithmetic. And it is something no party can afford to be seen openly opposing.

Hurdang creates the world of Mandal student politics but not a convincing one

The film tries to look at the Mandal Commission and caste-based reservation through an upper-caste lens, but offers lazy arguments.

You are an OBC if you score 11/22 — We traced nearly 100 years of caste in Indian census

Rajiv Gandhi called Mandal report a ‘can of worms’. India has tried to open it five times and shut it as quickly.

The 2nd Mandal plus Market ‘revolution’ is coming. And centre-Left has an edge over Hindu Right

BJP's ambivalence on caste census outlines the fact that Mandal, or social justice, is re-emerging as the pre-eminent ideological fault line that will determine the future of India’s polity.

Reactions to OBC medical quota are exposing Indians’ flawed merit argument all over again

I didn’t see any protest or anger by Savarnas against EWS quota. No one wrote: 'I will not get treated by a doctor who did their degree under EWS reservation.'

Constitution guarantees reservation but 0% OBC professors in central universities, data shows

In ‘The Shudras’, Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd & Karthik Raja Karuppusamy write about the aftermath of the Mandal and the predicament of India’s productive castes.

30 years since Mandal Commission recommendations  — how it began and its impact today

Recommendation for OBC quota in central govt institutions was implemented in 1992 while education quota came into force in 2006.

Fear of quota claims, ‘need to save secular state’ — why caste never made it to the census

The last time comprehensive data on caste was collected was in the 1931 Census, and there is now a growing clamour to include caste as a category in the 2021 Census.

It’s a puzzle why VP Singh was never accepted by OBCs even after Mandal Commission

V.P. Singh lost his core constituency of the upper caste and failed to muster any support among the constituency for which he rook his biggest political risk

The golden era of caste politics is still ahead of us

Big data will revolutionise Mandal politics, making caste politics realise its true potential in the decades to come.

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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.