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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.

Mar 4, 2015

Instead of resigning as National Convenor, Kejriwal should step in to stop AAP crisis

Arvind Kejriwal still has time to stave off a crisis in the party where, amid public acrimony, two leaders who gave a whole lot of intellectual dimension to the Aam Aadmi Party #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #AAP Rift #Arvind Kejriwal #India #Politics #PoliticsDecoder #Prashant Bhushan #Yogendra Yadav

Feb 18, 2015

Panchayat group in Vadodara wants to join AAP: Here’s why Kejriwal shouldn’t take them in

The AAP could be guided by the fact that the intent of a ruling group to migrate to AAP has come from a local body in Gujarat and especially from within the Lok Sabha constituency from where Narendra Modi won. #AAP #BJP #Delhi Assembly Election 2015 #Gujarat #Panchayat #PoliticalPlay #Politics

Feb 17, 2015

NCP’s Mr Clean: RR Patil’s legacy was his work in rural Maharashtra

RR Patil’s contribution to Maharashtra was greater as a Rural Development Minister than as the one who held the powerful, but disreputable Home Portfolio #Ajit Pawar #Home Minister #InMemoriam #Maharashtra #NCP #Politics #RR Patil #Sharad Pawar

Feb 16, 2015

Full statehood for Delhi: Why everyone talks with forked tongue

Delhi needs full statehood just as its three municipal corporations need more powers. Devolution is not a one way street, but all politicians seem to talk with forked tongues when it comes to devolving power. #Arvind Kejriwal #Delhi #Delhi Police #Delhi statehood #Manish Sisodia #Municipal Corporation of Delhi #NewsTracker

Feb 14, 2015

Kejriwal should write a thank you note to Lt Governor for not doing his job

Failure to carry forward the small but useful and effective steps showed how the government under the President’s Rule was uncaring about the people’s concerns. It is a manifestation of the state’s failure. #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Corruption #Delhi Assembly Elections 2015

Feb 13, 2015

After Delhi, it’s B’lore: AAP’s win suggests it has a future in city governance

AAP's win has shifted focus tohow cities are misgoverned. The party's next foray could thus be in Bengaluru and Mumbai. It is time cities are better served by improved municipal governance. #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #Bengaluru Municipal Corporation #Civic Issues #Delhi #Delhi Elections Results #India #Mumbai #PoliticalPlay #Politics

Feb 11, 2015

Ready, set, slow: Can AAP avoid the pitfalls that come with absolute power?

It is possible that AAP's scale of victory may embolden it to be reckless and that is precisely what needs to be resolutely avoided. #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #Delhi Assembly Election 2015 #Delhi Election 2015 #India #Politics #PoliticsDecoder

Feb 7, 2015

Delhi polls: AAP, BJP, Cong made noise but didn’t say what they would do

None of the parties engaged in any meaningful debate ahead of the Delhi election. #BJP #Congress #Delhi Assembly Election 2015 #Delhi. AAP #India #InMyOpinion

Feb 2, 2015

A memorial for Dr Ambedkar: Why look to London when his Dadar house lies neglected?

Instead of London, the Maharashtra government could work to build a memorial to Dr Ambedkar at his Mumbai home. #Chaityabhoomi #Dadar #Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar #InMyOpinion #London #Mumbai