Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
May 24, 2017
Lavasa's special planning authority status revoked: A smoke and mirrors trick by Maharashtra govt?The SPA status was contested by activists who feared alleged bending of rules
May 12, 2017
Missing zebra crossings leave lives of India's jaywalkers on the edge every dayJaywalking is wrong and puts one’s life and limbs at risk. But even at what should be the places where a pedestrian does not have to jaywalk but have protection from a vehicle, such provisions are missing.
May 09, 2017
Tej Bahadur Yadav in Congress event: Why dragging security forces to politics is a bad ideaThe scent of politics is already in the air with the Mumbai Congress having him in the city though Tej Bahadur Yadav has said, in all fairness, that he would have come had it been any other political party.
May 06, 2017
Farm loan waiver: As Maha CM Fadnavis 'studies' UP model, parties discard ideology for powerIsn’t it odd that a party which has its nominee in the Maharashtra government led by Devendra Fadnavis should organize an agitation demanding the waiver of loans to farmers? And that the same party has an MP as part of the Modi-led NDA? It is another matter that it was done on the platform of a farmers’ organisation.
May 04, 2017
AAP setback: Arvind Kejriwal must shed arrogance to prevent party's volte-face on ideologyThe sudden leap of faith in BJP simply because it changes all its candidates cannot be the answer.
Apr 27, 2017
MCD Election Results 2017: Arvind Kejriwal has to change his ways as perception is more important than realityThe Municipal Corporation of Delhi results show that AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has to change his ways because perception is more important than the reality.
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