Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
Jan 28, 2017
Mumbai civic polls: Shanghai dream unreal until infrastructure matches up to rising populationMumbai bats in the high league of the urban places. It has a huge population, although it is constrained when it comes to space. Its civic body has enormous financial resources, larger than several small states.
Jan 27, 2017
Mumbai civic election 2017: Shiv Sena, BJP separation is classic politics of ifs and butsThe declaration by Uddhav Thackeray that there will be no more pre-poll alliances with any party, including the BJP, is by far his biggest decision
Jan 18, 2017
From vegetables to stents, has overcharging become part and parcel of Indian business model?It is common knowledge that a bottle of water in a mall or a theatre or outside the Mumbai airport costs more than the MRP.
Jan 17, 2017
Mumbai civic polls: It's time for a citizens' candidate to go beyond petty politics in the electionThis year could well be an opportunity for citizen-candidates in Mumbai.
Jan 12, 2017
Modi's degrees are not what got him elected, but concealing them may raise doubts about his integrityThe question should not be whether or not Modi has the educational degrees he claims. It should be whether or not he is a good administrator, and does his ideology fancy voters to show their approval
Jan 02, 2017
Supreme Court terms seeking votes on basis of religion illegal, but this isn't a new formatIt is a coincidence that the Supreme Court's split verdict on use of religion in elections to secure votes should come the day two news items were featured in newspapers which related to identifying the voters by a religion.
Dec 20, 2016
BMC polls: Shiv Sena may not agree to Devendra Fadnavis' conditions for allianceChief Minister Devendra Fadnavis laid down two conditions for an alliance with the Shiv Sena for the Mumbai civic elections that will be held in a few months.
Dec 15, 2016
Parliament session: Why Rahul Gandhi wants to speak only in Lok Sabha on Narendra ModiIs it pure swank, or does Rahul Gandhi have something really juicy with a lot of meat to it?
Dec 15, 2016
Demonetisation impact: Will the crackdown stop once cash flow eases?Barring the first few days after the 8 November demonetisation announcement, newspapers, television channels and online portals have been carrying headlines on unaccounted cash almost every single day.
Dec 13, 2016
In the time of demonetisation, it is the small change that comes to the rescueThe Income Tax Department may not tax, penalise or even frown at much of the hoarded money that is coming out — it is the small change, in coins, of Re 1, Rs 2, 5, and 10.