The writer is former member, Rajya Sabha, and the Planning Commission.
Treating department, not university, as unit for SC, ST, OBC reservations will defeat the purpose of the policy
Government continues to be in denial, but demonetisation has met none of its stated, and shifting, objectives.
But the presidential contest invokes a hollowed-out caste identity, distanced from its ground realities.
The reluctance to accept the community’s social, economic and political empowerment must change
Why ‘Developmental Hindutva’ is a misnomer.
Universal Basic Income (UBI) could replace Central schemes which have many socio-economic benefits.
A crime touches off building anxieties. Worryingly, agitation for quota has anti-Dalit colour.
While crimes against Dalits are increasing, the state has time and again let them down, with little action against the perpetrators.
The Gujarat model of development is not what its champions say it is
Writer-scholar Rana Safvi says it is imperative for Delhi to hold on to its cosmopolitan culture. Her latest book "The Forgotten Cities of Delhi" emerges at a time when there is a brazen attempt to re-write Indian history with demonisation of the Mughals.