Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
Nov 25, 2015
With Tejashwi and Tej Pratap, Lalu has strengthened his dynasty in BiharIn the euphoric press conference soon after BJP was trounced in Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav said “it was neither JD(U) government nor RJD government. It is a 'Mahagatbandhan sarkar'. Soon after the cabinet was sworn on Friday, there is room for some ambiguity, for it could be a Nitish Kumar Government with Lalu Yadav, via his two sons, trying to wrest at least half control, if not more, of the arrangement.
Nov 19, 2015
In Mumbai, first citizen faces eviction as Shiv Sena refuses to compromise on Thackeray memorialThe Sena needed the BJP to have its man in the neighbouring city’s mayoral chair, much like the BJP needed the Sena to have a stable government, even if it was a troubled government.
Oct 13, 2015
Uddhav's tantrum on Ambedkar memorial: Sena played into BJP's handsSena actually played into the BJP hands, conferring full credit to it for a project, which has been in the air for quite some time, hanging fire as it were because of acquiring the Indu Mills land, and deciding on what shape the memorial should take. By screaming that a government event was turned into a BJP event, the opposition has strengthened the perception. Politics is all about perceptions.
Oct 06, 2015
Building toilets across nation is fine, but who'll check on how good they are?Given the toilet construction spree the relevant question is: what about toilet training to ensure they’re used properly?
Sep 24, 2015
Killer potholes of India: Civic bodies should have to pay up for the deaths they causeIf a doctor can face legal action for malpractice or negligence, why can’t civic bodies be held responsible for road accidents that occur due to potholes caused by their negligence?
Sep 19, 2015
Delhi babu falls into manhole, makes headlines: He merely got a taste of what Indians face dailyWhile a bureaucrat falling into a manhole in Delhi made headlines what about the common man?
Sep 17, 2015
From Aurangzeb Road to Aurangabad: Why the BJP isn't too keen on the renaming gameOlder than the calls for Aurangzeb Road to be renamed Abdul Kalam Road is the Shiv Sena's demand for Aurangabad to be renamed Sambhajinagar. Here's why the BJP is keeping its distance from these plans
Sep 17, 2015
Don't know Marathi, can't drive autos: Here's how Shiv Sena plans to gain from the move in MaharashtraShiv Sena, which started its journey with the plank of sons of the soil and language – together, it is asmita – has not given up on them.
Sep 13, 2015
Shiv Sena cash in on Mumbai meat ban, fries BJP with vigorous protestsThe irony is the meat ban came from a civic body controlled by the Shiv Sena.
Sep 08, 2015
Saamana riddle: Why is the Shiv Sena mouthpiece suddenly pro-progressives?Sanjay Raut's signed article in Saamana is a strange variation on its normal position, but it has brought the Shiv Sena mouthpiece back into the limelight