Opinion

Why do YOU let this happen? Tomorrow it WILL BE YOU.
Why do YOU let this happen? Tomorrow it WILL BE YOU.

It is comforting to attribute Stan Swamy’s death to the authoritarian Hindutva regime and a compliant judiciary. It diverts attention from the troubling societal transformation underway and helps us avoid confrontation with the full horror of our predicament.

Who’s afraid of a caste census?
Who’s afraid of a caste census?

The main reason for not counting caste has been political, and produced broadly similar responses from both the UPA and the NDA- Satish Deshpande