Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicMandal Commission

Topic: Mandal Commission

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.

Forget about Dalit voters. Tell us why upper caste Hindus voted for BJP like never before

India’s upper caste analysts have held Dalits & backwards responsible for Modi’s return to power, keeping their own group away from scrutiny.

On Camera

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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