The hegemony of and discrimination by upper castes can only be done away by eliminating the caste-institution as a whole. Caste is not a constitutional provision wherein an amendment passed by the Parliament works. The evil rests in the minds of the people. When this evil is eliminated from the minds, a process to scrap reservations is clear.
Who is to be blamed for this? Media? Undoubtedly, yes. But blaming media solely will not be a right thing. We, as viewers are also equally responsible. We cannot forget that even the media houses need money to run and so what sells is usually shown.
What became the hottest topic of discussion on February 2? Yes, you are right, Budget. From a private bus to office cabins or even the aunties of the locality: all became economists and came up with their critical views of the budget.