Caste

Bihar: The shifting narrative

Bihar politicians have dropped their effective policy approach to pander for votes among Backward classes. Will their bid to shake the BJP pay off?
Abishek Jha Patna

Communal Politics: Challenging Faith

Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

Mulayam’s Kalyan

Wooing back the Muslims in UP will be tough for Mulayam Singh Yadav Pradeep Kapoor Lucknow

Nuclear Family’s Untouchables

Thousands of Dalits still clean shit with their bare hands and carry it on their heads. So how come a 9 per cent growth rate economy can’t generate alternative professions for them?

Playing it BACKWARD

All major political parties are involved in an intense fight to consolidate their support base among backward classes in UP Pradeep Kapoor Lucknow

Congress: Raising revival hopes

The electorate is fed up with caste politics played by most parties as well as their culture of corruption and patronage to criminals Pradeep Kapoor Lucknow

Adult franchise not universal

Three fringe communities in Mumbai remain excluded from the voters’ list. They cannot participate in the elections of the world’s largest democracy Gajanan Khergamker Mumbai

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