You are here:
Mahesh Vijapurkar
Close(x)
mahesh

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.

Oct 1, 2014

Maharashtra polls: BJP’s imported candidates will be a pain for the loyals

Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray may have a point when he asks why, if there is indeed a Narendra Modi wave persisting after the tide of favour the party had secured in the Lok Sabha elections, was he going to go on the stump in as many as 25 locations on a blistering pace, all in about nine days from 4 October? #BJP #Gopinath Munde #Maharashtra #Maharashtra Assembly Election 2014 #Narendra Modi #NCP #PoliticsDecoder #Pramod Mahajan #Shiv Sena #Uddhav Thackeray

Sep 30, 2014

Shiv Sena vs BJP vs Cong vs NCP: Here’s why political break ups are not forever

Let us not believe that BJP and Shiv Sena have broken asunder for ever. It could be an experiment, each wanting to test their respective electoral strength. #Amit Shah #BJP #BJP-shiv Sena alliance #Congress #HowThisWorks #Maharashtra Assembly polls #Narendra Modi #NCP #Shiv Sena #Uddhav Thackeray

Sep 29, 2014

Too many seats not enough candidates? BJP resorts to poaching in Maharashtra

The entire incident bears a striking resemblance to the way the BJP secured candidates from other parties which made the massive win possible because then, people voted for the promised development agenda #BJP #Congress #defections #Maharashtra #Maharashtra Assembly Election 2014 #Narendra Modi #NCP #PoliticalPlay #Shiv Sena

Sep 23, 2014

Maharashtra: Congress, NCP, BJP, Shiv Sena shred faith in coalition politics

Sena and BJP, Congress and NCP are making for what can be described an unseemly spectacle. If they quarrel now, can they be trusted to work together later? #Ajit Pawar #Bharatiya Janata Party #Congress #Congress-NCP #ConnectTheDots #Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2014 #Narendra Modi #Natwar Singh #Prime Minister #Prithviraj Chavan

Sep 20, 2014

What Rohit Shetty doesn’t get: We need to have domestic slum tours

A walk through a slum would be quite educative to the non-slum residents. The enormity of a struggle of a life in hovels comes alive. #CriticalPoint #Economic stratum #Housing #Maharashtra #Mumbai #Real estate #Rohit Shetty #slum dwellers #slum rehabilitation #Slums #urban poor

Sep 20, 2014

Maharashtra stand-off: Shiv Sena can’t discount might of Modi wave

The Sena seems to have misunderstood that its own improved performance in the Lok Sabha polls was a consequence of its own popularity rather than the Narendra Modi wave. #BJP #Congress #Hindutva #Maharashtra Assembly Election 2014 #Narendra Modi #Politics #PoliticsDecoder #Shiv Sena #States #Uddhav Thackeray

Sep 15, 2014

Maharashtra polls: Why Shiv Sena and BJP are better off without each other

Are Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena contesting against each other for the voters’ favour in the Maharashtra Assembly elections due in a few weeks from now? #BJP #Congress #Maharashtra Assembly Elections #Maharashtra Assembly polls #NCP #PoliticsDecoder #Sharad Pawar #Shiv Sena #Uddhav Thackeray

Sep 14, 2014

No lal batti obsession: What is expected of Mumbai’s new mayor Snehal Ambekar

Snehal Ambekar needed some "standard", and wanted a red beacon on her official car because it behoves a person holding the mayoral office. She often would be required to go to the airport to receive VIPs, including foreigners, and the red beacon would make it easier for her to discharge that duty. #ConnectTheDots #lal batti #Mayor #Mumbai #Mumbai mayor #red beacon #Snehal Ambekar

Sep 3, 2014

Mixing religion and politics: Will cops crack down on misuse of Ganpati fest?

The Thane police have issued notices to Ganpati mandals saying mandals are religious places and should not be used for politicking. #Ganesha #Ganpati #Ganpati mandals #InMyOpinion #Lokmanya Tilak #Maharashtra #Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2014 #Mumbai
NEW EBOOK