Maharashtra polls: Small business people disappointed with political parties

To vote on Monday, they were divided in their choice of candidates over the economic issues. Walking through the crowded corridors of the 150-year-old Crawford market before Diwali celebrations would have usually been tough. This year it is not. The small bylanes were devoid of people, and there was enough […]

Government reworks Higher Education Bill to gain political consensus

NEW DELHI: The central government has revised the proposed Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) Bill to ensure it is in keeping with the spirit of ‘cooperative federalism’ and has more academics and state representations . In the revised version, HECI will also be empowered to bestow degree-granting powers to any higher […]

Eating in Dalit homes is political tokenism, give them education and jobs instead

It suggests that Dalits need some sort of legitimacy and social acceptance by dint of higher caste leaders eating in their homes. The BJP is not alone in this, all political parties have adopted this practice to demonstrate their progressive credentials. This is to shortchange, and indeed, insult the Dalit […]