Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
Jun 02, 2017
Maharashtra farmers' strike: It's time Devendra Fadnavis govt turns focus on the agrarian crisis, cuts out middlemenInstead of the vested interests, the government should focus on farmers' issues — unremunerative pricing, absence of assured irrigation, debts to the extent of insolvency, high suicide rate, middlemen’s racketeering, lack of cold storage.
May 27, 2017
Presidential Election 2017: Sharad Pawar is keeping cards close to his vest, watch for ace up his sleeveWhy is it that NCP chief Sharad Pawar opted out of being the Opposition candidate for president?
May 27, 2017
Bhupen Hazarika Bridge an infrastructural marvel, but what about rehabilitation of people?The Bhupen Hazarika Bridge was inaugurated with much fanfare by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. but what about the unpleasant fall-outs of the bridge, like the 2,000 people in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh who were rendered jobless
May 26, 2017
Mumbai monsoon: Can civic bodies alone be blamed for choked drains?The municipal administration in Mumbai has been hamstrung because, for the second year in a row, contractors have not bid for the work.
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.