Rakshit Sonawane

The writer is a senior journalist based in Mumbai.

Articles By Rakshit Sonawane

A Regressive Quota

Economic reservation mocks the ameliorative spirit behind the system

This love for Ambedkar

Political parties are only trying to appropriate him for electoral gain

Ambedkar For Our Times

His egalitarian narrative can help save the country from fanatics of all hues.

Maharashtra: Tensions rise over Ahmednagar gangrape

Members of the upper caste Maratha community want the SC/ST Act to be repealed.

Onions on bhujbal political plate

Onions on bhujbal political plate

Onions: That teary feeling again

The government had increased the minimum export price of onion.

No reimbursement yet to 2 corporations,Minister sees bias

The Finance Deparment headed by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar is yet to reimburse two state-run corporations

State plans common statute for civic bodies

The state government plans to evolve a common statute to govern municipal bodies in a bid to streamline laws and remove anomalies.

State considers Bill for self-financed schools

The State government is planning to introduce a Bill in the legislature to allow self-financed unaided private schools on the lines of the private universities Bill that was passed in the recently concluded monsoon session.

Now,R R Patil’s daughter makes debut in public life

Home Minister R R Patil’s daughter Smita made a debut in public life on Wednesday by addressing a rally of women to set up self-help groups in Sangli district.

Chavan won’t ban film,but orders review

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan refused to ban Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan,which is scheduled for release on Friday.

This Week Maharashtra

Efficiency,Chavan style

Ajit Pawar leads rap,tough days ahead for Patil

Home Minister R R Patil might have survived the consequences of the 13/7 Mumbai terror attack unlike 26/11 when he had to quit.

Disaster management in syllabus soon

After the recent blasts,the state government plans to step up security measures at schools,beginning with Mumbai.

NCP reply to Janata Durbar: weekly parade of ministers

In an attempt to score over the Congress and emerge at least as the single-largest party if not the one with a clear majority

Even the Thackerays need help sometimes

Known for their autocratic rule and appreciation of a dictator like Adolf Hitler,Raj Thackeray and his uncle Bal Thackeray rarely turn to anyone for help.

‘To block criminal thoughts,SC hostels need other students’

Minutes of meeting record Maharashtra Speaker’s comment.

Union ministers from state jittery over Rajya Sabha byelection,fear losing job

The Congress leadership is finalising its candidate from Maharashtra for the Rajya Sabha byelection to the seat vacated by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan

State misses deadline for residential schools for SCs

The Congress-led Democratic Front Government in the state,which cries hoarse over its commitment to the downtrodden

Paddy transplantation weathers labour problem

Labour is still short but Punjabi workers,especially women and teenagers,have shown signs that they will help meet the shortfall,having started to join the effort in large numbers.