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Why caste, not class, has determined quotas in India

In order to understand why the 10 per cent quota for the EWS is an unprecedented move, we need to reflect upon the unique role caste plays in our socio-economic fabric, and why it has been favoured over the economic criterion in deciding reservations.

Quota Bill cleared house in two days, here’s how long some other Constitution amendments have taken

Given the complexity of the procedure required to amend the Constitution, it is unsurprising that most important amendments have taken at least a few months to be carried out.

The year of Nehru: From rose to jacket, 2018 was all about the first PM of India

Jawaharlal Nehru’s purported interaction with the armed forces, his attitude towards other nationalist leaders as well as his personal style and attire have been mired in political controversy, so much so that we can safely claim 2018 to be the year of Nehru.

The British in India: David Gilmour’s new book explores men and women in a strange land

The book is an account of the thousands who were caught up often by accident, often unintentionally in the long British involvement in the Indian subcontinent.

Was Mahatma Gandhi racist?

Grandson and biographer Rajmohan Gandhi agrees Gandhi during his youth did support the imperial cause and was on several occasions prejudiced and ignorant about South African blacks, but insists on analysing him as an imperfect human being

Vasundhara Raje: Her confidence could not withstand popular mandate

Schemes such as the Bhamashah Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan (MJSA), Grameen Gaurav Path Yojana and the establishment of Annapurna stores to ensure food security are some of the highlights of Vasundhara Raje’s five-year rule in the state.

Raman Singh: His development agenda lost against three terms of voter fatigue

Singh was confident that his claims of development politics and the fight against red terror will allow him to form a government in the state for the fourth time. Voter fatigue, however, was stronger and the Congress emerged a clear winner in the election.

Fourth time unlucky, voter fatigue dethrones Shivraj Singh Chouhan

As the people's mandate shows, despite the strong fight, Chouhan could not win against the odds built over the last thirteen years.

KCR: The face of Telangana movement brushes aside united opposition, gets another term

Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao, popularly known as KCR is believed to be a case study in political survival. Devoid of any political lineage, Rao rose up the ladder purely on the basis of his undeterred commitment to the Telangana cause

Mushirul Hasan, the man who changed how history looked at Indian Muslims

Hasan was a pioneer in changing the tone of history writing in India, especially when it came to the way the discipline projected Islam.

Here is what happened in Kedarnath, and rest of Uttarakhand, in 2013

Between June 13 and 17, the state of Uttarakhand had received an unusual amount of rainfall. This led to the melting of the Chorabari glacier and the eruption of the Mandakini river.

Raj of the Royals (III): Rajasthan families that still have finger on power

Rajasthan consists of 18 royal families, more than half of which have fielded candidates in the state and national elections.