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Mahesh Vijapurkar

Mahesh Vijapurkar likes to take a worm’s eye-view of issues – that is, from the common man’s perspective. He was a journalist with The Indian Express and then The Hindu and now potters around with human development and urban issues.

Jun 14, 2016

After all the brouhaha, Mumbai police decides not to file FIR against Tanmay Bhat

Mumbai is a city where most people don’t care about the city. Even if some assionately do, the civic body does not keep the city the way it ought to be. #Bombay High Court #ConnnectTheDots #Lata Mangeshkar #Marine Drive #Mumbai city #Sachin Tendulkar #Tanmay Bhat

Jun 10, 2016

Impressive to lacklustre? NCP enters 15th year as its footprint withers

Today is the 15th anniversary of the NCP, founded with grate élan, and in the belief, that instead of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which was talking adversely of Sonia Gandhi’s Italian origins, it could capitalise it for itself in Maharashtra #BJP #Chhagan Bhujbal #Congress #ConnectTheDots #Nationalist Congress Party #NCP #Shiv Sena #Sonia Gandhi

Jun 6, 2016

Eknath Khadse’s endeavour to come out unscathed exposes his double standards

In Eknath Khadse's present endeavour to come out unscathed from a medley of allegation, he has implied that the sauce for the goose is not the sauce for the gander. #BJP #ConnectTheDots #Dawood Ibrahim #Eknath Khadse #Manish Bhangale #Manish Shah #Pakistan #Wikileaks

Jun 4, 2016

Forced to quit, Eknath Khadse tackles graft allegations with calm

It would be far too optimistic to expect that the probes on allegations against Khadse will arrive at a conclusion quickly. #BJP #Chhagan Bhujbal #Devendra Fadnavis #Eknath Khadse #InMyOpinion #MIDC #Shiv Sena

May 27, 2016

In a crisis, it isn’t resilience but the helplessness of Mumbaikars that lets them carry on

Media tends to celebrate the ‘resilience’ of the Mumbai residents. Every time a crisis occurs, they bear it with equanimity, and look to get on with their life. #ConnectTheDots #local trains #Mumbai #Mumbai flood #Mumbai monsoon #Mumbaikars #Resilience

May 25, 2016

Pledge of allegiance? West Bengal MLAs give Sonia Gandhi signed affidavit of loyalty

West Bengal has come up with a new trick — getting the newly elected MLAs to sign their loyalties on stamped papers. #Adhir Chowdhury #affidavit #Congress #ConnectTheDots #Mamata #MLA #Rahul Gandhi #Sonia Gandhi #Stamped papers #West Bengal

May 17, 2016

MCD bypolls: When AAP govt rules Delhi, how is it an outsider in civic elections?

Kejriwal's statement was a quick spin for AAP's poor strike rate, compared to the 67 out of the 70 last election. #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #Dilip Pandey #InMyOpinion #MCD