Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
Aug 16, 2015
Discrepancies or dishonesty? How black money estimates are frequently miscalculatedThe Hindu reports that the cash found from an engineer’s home near Kolkata was Rs 20.75 cr. The Times of India puts it at over Rs 24 cr. Both mention gold separately. This variation or discrepancy can be a metaphor for the lack of estimation, forget knowledge, of the black money in India.
Aug 06, 2015
Dear Congress, isn't burning effigy of LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan 'murder of democracy' too?Disdain towards parliament's functional aspects by its members is one thing. Disrespect towards the Speaker by demonstrations outside her residence is quite another.
Jul 28, 2015
Boycotting the IIM Nagpur inauguration: Mr Gadkari, protocol and respect are not the sameArray
Jul 26, 2015
Dr Deshmukh: A VC has a stature; your University had a John MatthaiUniversity of Mumbai’s newly appointed VC, Dr Sanjay Deshmukh visiting a politician, Raj Thackeray who is not even in power to offer any benediction, is not sending out a good signal.
Jul 24, 2015
Parliament washout: Politicians have decided TV is the place to speak, Parliament to shoutIf the MPs are complicit in rendering Parliament redundant, there is a case to state that television has been an accessory to it by providing an alternative platform which is purposeless because even there, one sees more madness than sense. It is by now a pattern of Indian politics that Parliament’s functioning is obstructed and then points are sought to be made on the TV. T
Jul 22, 2015
Of mice and rains: Mumbai's fortunes could be tied to its ability to curb its rat populationRat urine, when it contaminates flooded areas of Mumbai - a normal feature every monsoon - leads to cases of leptospirosis.
Jul 01, 2015
How to build a political stronghold: A case study of the Thakurs of the Vasai Virar civic bodyA small, extremely localised political party, run by a menacing but at the same time benevolent politician, did to Vasai Virar in its municipal history in the past week what Aam Aadmi did to Delhi few months ago.
Jun 29, 2015
'Shut down Karnataka Lokayukta': After fresh corruption charges, anti-graft body comes under cloudAt a time when the credibility of the Karnataka Lokayukta is waning in the state, fresh charges have rocked the independent anti-corruption body.
Jun 20, 2015
Horrid monsoons: 10 reasons why Mumbai has to suffer every single yearOne does not need to opt for a PhD thesis to unravel why this horrid experience visits upon the city of Mumbai. The real reasons are as follows, best provided in bullet points for easy understanding.
Jun 18, 2015
Navi Mumbai was Charles Correa's dream: Here's how it turned into a nightmareCorrea conceived the idea of Navi Mumbai and envisaged it to be one of the world's biggest and greatest cities.