Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: OBC

Talk Point: Political will necessary to implement quota in private sector

Whether reservations in the private sector are feasible or not depends on the political will of the governments. It is a globally proven fact that institutions with greater diversity are more successful and innovative and endure longer.

Talk Point: Demand for private sector job quota is more rhetoric than substance

Nitish Kumar finds himself in a fix as he ditched the backward class constituency in jumping onto the BJP bandwagon. As an astute politician, he realised that all his rhetoric would not work with people. Therefore, he has come out with this trick of demanding a 50 per cent reservation in private sector.

Talk Point: If US industry can have affirmative action, why can’t we?

What Nitish Kumar has said is not anything new. This issue has been debated and discussed since the 2000s. Several Dalit politicians have stressed the need for reservations in the private sector.

SP looks beyond Muslims & Yadavs, opens door to all castes to consolidate base

Party chief Akhilesh Yadav likely to constitute a new team, select leaders from non-Yadav OBCs and Dalits.

Following the Karpoori Thakur model, OBC sub-categorisation could be icing on BJP’s cake

Following the Karpoori Thakur model, OBC sub-categorisation could be icing on BJP’s cake.

OBC sub-categorisation is a rehash of BJP’s venomous anti-creamy layer game

The decision to sub-categorise OBCs for reservation will not help anyone - not the nation, not the upper castes, and certainly not the OBCs.

Modi’s new vote: Sub-categorisation set to bring OBCs into BJP fold

By spreading benefits of OBC reservations more evenly among all castes, the BJP can win over 40 crore of India’s most deprived people.

On Camera


How to start solving America’s gun culture problem

America’s gun scourge is not about mental illness. It is, and always has been, about the 400 million guns that remain largely unregulated on the streets.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

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.