Opinion

Connect the Dots from Doval and Rawat to Arun Mishra and a Disturbing Picture Emerges
Connect the Dots from Doval and Rawat to Arun Mishra and a Disturbing Picture Emerges

Not only these three statements, but several other actions by the highest in the land as also by the political leaders need to be put under the scanner. Constitution Day – which India marked last week – had a special resonance this year given the extent to which the ‘Idea of India’ and the Constitution are in danger of being undermined.

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