Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
Dec 22, 2017
Maharashtra Assembly amends Slum Areas Act: Bill dilutes redevelopment plan, smacks of discriminationWhile there is an urgent need to improve living conditions in slums and assist its dwellers with rebates under PMAY, the new Act smacks of discrimination.
Jul 26, 2017
Behind Ghatkopar building collapse lies Maharashtra govt's culture of illegality and cronyismIt is being said that the Ghatkopar building, Sai Darshan, "collapsed" but when you wade through the finer points the cause, it should be categorised as the wilful pulling down of the building.
Jul 24, 2017
Indira Gandhi vs Sharad Pawar debate rages in Maharashtra, as parties display their insecurityWho contributed more to parliamentary life — Indira Gandhi or Sharad Pawar? The Congress and NCP respectively are both adamant that their leaders would top the list, and are both unwilling to cede any ground in this regard
Jul 18, 2017
India has to go miles to give women their place in politics; 9% representation narrates a sad taleIt is silly to pride ourselves on the fact that India once had a woman president or a speaker, and that yesterday, the lady who had occupied the speaker’s chair was a candidate to be the country’s president.
Jun 27, 2017
Maharashtra farmers' protest: Devendra Fadnavis' Rs 34,000 cr loan waiver has left state in a no-win situationThe issue of farmers’ loan waiver has not died down even after the Maharashtra government on Saturday launched another scheme to provide Rs 34,020 crore debt relief to financially distressed farmers. The scheme will cover 89 lakh farmers and will see debt of up to Rs 1.5 lakh per farmer being written off.
Jun 25, 2017
Chandrababu Naidu's threat to 'ignore' non-TDP voters is outrageous; CM is accountable for entire stateBy threatening voters, Chandrababu Naidu has committed a serious folly, which merits the attention of the Election Commission of India.
Jun 20, 2017
Presidential Election 2017: Maharashtra may head for mid-term polls if Shiv Sena dumps Ram Nath KovindIf the Sena weighs in with support for the Opposition candidate, then any rationale for remaining in the NDA at the Centre or in a post-poll partnership with the BJP in Maharashtra just ceases to exist.
Jun 14, 2017
Kerala's emigration, locals' disinclination to work is a boon for interstate migrant labourersMalayalee workers' migration to the Gulf had resulted in a need for domestic labourers in Kerala.
Jun 12, 2017
Maharashtra farmers' stir: Is BJP's loan waiver promise aimed at securing Shiv Sena support for presidential election?The loan waiver deadline of 25 July hides a major political gambit by BJP, to ensure that its candidate for presidential elections secures Shiv Sena votes.
Jun 09, 2017
Mumbai woes: Experts slam BMC's anti-pedestrian policies, but it may have fallen on deaf earsA team of 100 international experts recently studied Mumbai's footpaths, but the question in everybody's mind is if or not things will ever change