When Rahul Gandhi presented Sam Pitroda as a vishkarma (a backward caste) at a public rally in UP’s backward district Akbarpur during the recent assembly election, the country was amused if not shocked. Read more

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When former UP chief minister Mayawati had gone berserk building parks and statutes, Khushwant Singh had written in his column that she would not have invited wrath had she built schools and hospitals and named them after Dalit icons. Read more

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Uttrakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna may be in the thick of controversies but he has certainly not lost his wit, something that he looks to have inherited from his late father HN Bahuguna. Read more

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It was about two years back in Rae Bareli when I had met a group of enthusiastic women. Barring one, all were ‘angoota chaap’. They had formed a self-help group (SHG) and their dream was to take a road building contract. Read more

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