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Caste Aside

Before we even have a chance to recover from the proposed re-Mandalization of our educational institutions, the caste brigade delivers yet another blow. Reservations in the private sector!

Caste politics can take a back seat in this new drama. There is much more to this latest call for dividing the masses than meets the eye. Its not about caste votes, its not about caste loyalty. Its about channelizing the rising presence and muscle of caste groups into the mainstream and getting them together to focus their collective wrath on inconsequentials. Take the Sambahji Brigade's ravaging act at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute or their call to blow up Dadoji Kondev's statue in the Lal Mahal over unproved allegations that he fathered Shivaji. It has been that and nothing else.

There is much more publicity to be had in such daring acts committed with false bravado, than diverting this energy towards a beneficial cause. Such act of terror get them the much needed edge; they ins…

Womenomics

Ok so this one was late......but it is worth the wait.. :). Here is what The Economist magazine has to say about the role of women in shaping the world in years to come.
“WHY can't a woman be more like a man?” mused Henry Higgins in “My Fair Lady”. Future generations might ask why a man can't be more like a woman.