The writer was membersecretary, Sachar committee and is with the US-India Policy Institute, Washington DC.
A survey shows that it is numerically insignificant. The unusual attention that is being devoted to the practice is politically motivated and a waste of resources
Unlike in the West, India’s syncretic culture has kept the fear of Islam at bay.
Once again, the debate on census population data on religion misses the point.
Muslim deprivation is embedded in broader developmental challenges .
We must consider the implications of a caste census
Tamilian author Perumal Murugan has now come out with his new book in Tamil "Kozhaiyin Padalgal" ("Songs of a Coward"). It speaks of the period when the writer was fighting a battle, both internally as well as with the external forces.