Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
Apr 25, 2017
Maharashtra govt's VAT hike on petrol: No efficiency in reducing expenses but spending binge continuesDespite successful attempts to shore up revenues, there has not been a single revenue-surplus budget in half a decade
Apr 24, 2017
Govt clamps down on service charge: Thrifty hoteliers may yet have an ace up their sleeveDoes one pay service charge in a restaurant where one likes the fare but is dissatisfied with the service? It can be a cause for flutter, which no one likes
Apr 21, 2017
Mumbai needs better service from BEST buses, not fancy paints on its exteriorMumbai commuters know that the railway locals are cheapest and quickest from point to point trips but they also do need the buses for trips to and from the railway stations from homes and offices.
Apr 12, 2017
Liquor ban on highways: States sidestepping SC order, renaming 'city roads' to ensure bars stay openArtfulness has returned to India with a rage following the Supreme Court ruling that banned liquor shops and bars along highways. Quick action in certain states have seen highways being denotified into streets
Apr 01, 2017
No April Fool's Day joke: Finnish PM had flown sitting on a toilet seat but our MPs want business classThe Prime Minister of Finland flew in an ambulance flight to reach his destination on a toilet seat: This may look like an April Fool's joke, but to make sure this wasn't a prank, a check revealed that this news initially came out in November 2015.
Mar 29, 2017
Ravindra Gaikwad row: Here's why Shiv Sena MP chose a road trip to reach DelhiWhy Ravindra Gaikwad preferred a car to a train from Mumbai to reach the national capital is not stated but one could hazard a remote guess.
Mar 27, 2017
Mohan Bhagwat for President: Shiv Sena's choice reeks of mischief, but may force BJP to seek optionsShiv Sena's choice of Mohan Bhagwat for the President of India post is a clever ploy to tease the BJP, one the party has engaged in ever since it ended up as the second fiddle in the Maharashtra Assembly Election of 2014
Mar 22, 2017
Remembering Govind Talwalkar: A stalwart in journalism, whom readers will missGovind Talwalkar, the long-time editor of Maharashtra Times passed away on Tuesday night in Cleveland, Ohio. He was an eminent journalist and a titan in Marathi journalism.
Mar 21, 2017
Mumbai: Arbitrary change of suburban station names serves no purpose until history is delved intoWhy should Charni Road be Girgaum when there is nothing British about Charni? It is very much an Indian word in origin and idea, named so because it contained land on which cattle would graze
Mar 17, 2017
India's healthcare system needs a tweak in ethics instead of policy changeThe National Health Policy has been cleared and the view persists that it falls short of the 2015 draft. The Indian Express says, while marshalling the fine details, that it “fails to make health a justiciable right in the way the Right to Education 2005 did for school education.”