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Crisis is bigger than European Union’s refugee problem

While the refugee crisis is for Europe to solve, the bigger issue is a reminder that the UN must wake up to the wider meaning. The US cannot remain a silent spectator either.

Manipur crisis is of identity, resources

There has never been an ILP in Manipur. Since one of the bills which led to the violence appears to have proposed this, fear has been aroused among the tribes if steps may be underway to dilute Article 371 (c)

Keep income-tax manuals simple

There is a need for the government to remove all ambiguity from the I-T manuals. Many of them are allegedly framed in a way to give discretionary powers to the tax authorities and a lot of harassment to taxpayers.

Base all quotas on economic criteria

Just as the brahmins and other sections of upper castes cannot be made beneficiaries of caste-based reservation, the system would be hard-pressed to include the Gujarat Patidar into the OBC category

Here and NowGokul Gopalakrishnan


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“I won’t compare you to a summer’s day That’s some dope-junkie’s metaphor I’m sure I’ll find other things to say Compliments I’ve never used before To describe the way your expressions

The agitation of the Patels in Gujarat has once again brought attention to the infuriating business of reservations in education and jobs.