Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
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
Jun 06, 2017
Ujjwal Nikam's phones stolen while his guards slept: Z-Plus security isn't all it's cracked up to beWhen eminent lawyer Ujjwal Nikam, who has the highest level of security (Z-Plus), was travelling by train, he awoke from his slumber and put his hand under his pillow — horror of horrors — he found his cellphones that he had placed there for safekeeping were gone.
Jun 02, 2017
Maharashtra farmers' strike: It's time Devendra Fadnavis govt turns focus on the agrarian crisis, cuts out middlemenInstead of the vested interests, the government should focus on farmers' issues — unremunerative pricing, absence of assured irrigation, debts to the extent of insolvency, high suicide rate, middlemen’s racketeering, lack of cold storage.
May 27, 2017
Presidential Election 2017: Sharad Pawar is keeping cards close to his vest, watch for ace up his sleeveWhy is it that NCP chief Sharad Pawar opted out of being the Opposition candidate for president?
May 27, 2017
Bhupen Hazarika Bridge an infrastructural marvel, but what about rehabilitation of people?The Bhupen Hazarika Bridge was inaugurated with much fanfare by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. but what about the unpleasant fall-outs of the bridge, like the 2,000 people in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh who were rendered jobless