By Martin Macwan* The year was 1976 and the month was May. I had appeared for matriculation exam, 11th standard, the last year of the old SSC before the State of Gujarat switched to a new system, 10 + 2, from St. Mary’s High School, Nadiad. I was then not aware of the complexities of … Continue reading If objective is annihilation of caste, why segregation of employees on the basis of one’s ‘caste’?
By Martin Macwan Praveen Rashtrapal is no more. A short political career of his life as a member of both the upper and lower house of the Parliament was remarkable. The media has not taken much notice of him on the occasion of his demise. Every person in public life has some controversy and Praveenbhai … Continue reading Praveen Rashtrapal was different, he always stood for the rights of the marginalized
...to celebrate seven decades of national independence and 125th birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar, who laid foundation for caste-based reservation for SC/ST/OBC and for women in political sphere... By Martin Macwan* The Patidars, popularly known as ‘Patels’, are far from ignorant to know that to acquire other backward class (OBC) status for securing reservation … Continue reading Convene special session of Parliament and all state assemblies to prepare white paper on status of caste today in India…
By Martin Macwan* The current agitation in Gujarat for the inclusion of Patidar, popularly known as Patel – a considered a ‘forward’ caste – in the list of other backward castes (OBCs) category has sanctioned the importance of caste in India once again. What is particularly important to note is that the agitation is supported … Continue reading Patidar demand for reservation and hype around it: Will India become confederation of castes?