Francois Gautier (no, he doesnt make french furniture) has written a piece about brahmins becoming increasingly sidelined in a society full of reservations for the so-called ‘backward castes’.
The article can be found here.
While I strongly reject the idea of caste based reservation, I do feel that equal opportunities should be available to every student in this country, and in the absence of such equal opportunity, certain measures need to be taken to correct the imbalance. I wouldnt object to a system of, say, reservation for rural students. The average village boy/girl doesnt get the same exposure as an urban student. This imbalance needs to be corrected. But when the rich OBC student gets into a good college instead of a deserving poor brahmin student, that doesnt make much sense to me.
Will the brahmin community wake up, unite and become a votebank (this is the only way to get reservations, duh!)? Nah, I dont think so..