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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 2, 2015

Maharashtra’s govt’s plan for a diplomatic enclave near BKC only reflects misplaced priorities

The Maharashtra government's plan for a diplomatic enclave near the Bandra Kurla complex is unnecessary in a city with scarce housing. #Bandra Kurla Complex #diplomatic enclave #India #InMyOpinion #Mumbai

Jun 1, 2015

Rs 5 crore for a single vote: TDP MLA Revnath Reddy’s bribe amount is outrageous

The story from Hyderabad is yet to play out fully because there would be the issue of carrying the case to its logical end. #bribe #Elvis Stephenson #India #Politics #PoliticsDecoder #Revnath Reddy #TDP

May 27, 2015

Not just Kejriwal: PM Modi wouldn’t have taken kindly to interference by Prez Pranab too

Imagine – just for a moment – how Narendra Modi would have frothed at the mouth had the President chosen to interfere with the former’s government like Najeeb Jung has been with Arvind Kejriwal’s. #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #Delhi government #Kejriwal #Modi #Narendra Modi #PoliticalPlay

May 19, 2015

Lessons from Aruna Shanbaug case: Hospitals should make all patients feel as wanted

Had Aruna Shanbag been someone else, with the same background, income, and constraints of residential accommodation in Mumbai, would she have had the same unstinting support and care? #InMyOpinion

May 14, 2015

Getting Parliament to work: Sumitra Mahajan should crack the whip on noisy MPs

The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha may have functioned but the quality of its work left a lot to be desired. #Hamid Ansari #Lok Sabha #parliament #PoliticalPlay #Rajya Sabha #Sumitra Mahajan

May 6, 2015

Why was Rs 30 lakh compensation given in cash? The unanswered questions in the Moga molestation case

One, the family was offered Rs 30 lakh and it was accepted. But why in cash? It was reportedly carried in a black bag, as TV news footage showed. #Badals #compensation #Moga #Punjab

May 2, 2015

Doing away with ‘Horn Ok Please’ on trucks: The Maharashtra govt’s plan is plain dumb

What about those trucks with national permits issued in other states which pass through Maharashtra? #Cars #Horn Ok Please #InMyOpinion #Maharashtra #roads #Signs #trucks

Apr 29, 2015

Rahul’s aam aadmi avatar: Janata class travel to Punjab is just another PR stunt

Rahul did the first ten km on day one, and the rest the next day. Indian media is not proactive enough to position its journalists in some remote place as Gaurikund; even in disasters, they steal flights on choppers that could have carried relief instead. #Dehradoon #Gaurikund #Punjab #Rahul Gandhi #Rail yatra #South Africa #Varanasi