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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.

May 17, 2016

Don’t decry ‘judicial activism’: Courts help those whom the system disowns

A smart lawyer and astute politician, Jaitley has asked the judiciary to draw its own Lakshman Rekha. #Arun Jaitley #Bombay High Court #Bundelkhand #InMyOpinion #Judicial activism #Marathwada #Supreme Court

May 13, 2016

Malegaon blasts: NIA will get its clean chit when it finds out who’s guilty

Those had been put behind bars in the Malegaon blasts case have every reason now to ask the State for restitution. This compensation would be for being put in jail for no reason. #2008 Malegaon Blasts #ConnectTheDots #Maharashtra ATS #MCOCA #NIA #Rohini Salian #Sadhvi Pragya Singh #Terrorism

Apr 26, 2016

Raghuram Rajan wants administrators to come out of cocoon, identify ground reality of system

Raghuram Rajan told the officialdom to get out of their self-made cocoons and feel the world, which is perhaps the best suggestion towards reform ever made #Aadhar #Administrators #Economy #IAS #IIPA Maharashtra #InMyOpinion #Narendra Modi #policy reform #Raghuram Rajan #RBI #RBI Governor #Stand up India

Apr 21, 2016

IPL 2016: Why Bombay HC should have maintained earlier stand and not allowed Pune game on 1 May

Despite the High Court’s order, the politicians themselves seem to have no problem with water being wasted in their sake. At least three cases have emerged of water being used to spray make-shift helipads for ministers. #Akhilesh Yadav #Bhiwandi #BJP #Drought #Eknath Khadse #InMyOpinion #IPL #IPL 2016 #IPL 9 #Latur #Radha Mohan Singh #Siddaramaiah #water

Apr 19, 2016

Eknath Khadse, Pankaja Munde prove that VIP ‘drought tours’ are a waste of time

Khadse and Munde's tours of drought-affected region resulted in no new findings that will help in solutions being implemented quickly. #Drought #Eknath Khadse #InMyOpinion #Marathwada #Pankaja Munde

Apr 18, 2016

Decongesting Mumbai: Loopholes remain in building height-road width formula

The indiscriminate redevelopment without attending to the general area in which they are taken up has messed up Mumbai. #Ajoy Mehta #Chawl #congestion #ConnectTheDots #FSI #Mumbai #Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai

Apr 16, 2016

Eknath Khadse Latur visit: VVIP entourage at disaster sites defies the logic of crisis management

When thousands of litres of water used to prepare Eknath Khadse's Latur visit, such unwarranted VVIP visits defy the very logic of crisis management #CriticalPoint #Eknath Khadse #Eknath Khadse Latur visit #Kerala fireworks disaster #Latur water crisis #Maharashtra drought #Marathwada drought #Narendra Modi

Apr 14, 2016

IPL-drought conundrum: Pools and lawns aside, BCCI showed utter lack of sensitivity

Not all homes have lawns, neither do many apartment complexes in Mumbai or elsewhere. But the fact that a lawn is a water guzzler is known to all, just like the grass on the outfield of cricket venues. But, BCCI has shown utter lack of sensitivity. #Anurag Thakur #BCCI #Bombay HC #Cricket #India #IPL #IPL 2016 #IPL 9 #Mumbai #Mumbai Indians #Pune #Rising Pune Supergiants