Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
Mar 29, 2017
Ravindra Gaikwad row: Here's why Shiv Sena MP chose a road trip to reach DelhiWhy Ravindra Gaikwad preferred a car to a train from Mumbai to reach the national capital is not stated but one could hazard a remote guess.
Mar 27, 2017
Mohan Bhagwat for President: Shiv Sena's choice reeks of mischief, but may force BJP to seek optionsShiv Sena's choice of Mohan Bhagwat for the President of India post is a clever ploy to tease the BJP, one the party has engaged in ever since it ended up as the second fiddle in the Maharashtra Assembly Election of 2014
Mar 22, 2017
Remembering Govind Talwalkar: A stalwart in journalism, whom readers will missGovind Talwalkar, the long-time editor of Maharashtra Times passed away on Tuesday night in Cleveland, Ohio. He was an eminent journalist and a titan in Marathi journalism.
Mar 21, 2017
Mumbai: Arbitrary change of suburban station names serves no purpose until history is delved intoWhy should Charni Road be Girgaum when there is nothing British about Charni? It is very much an Indian word in origin and idea, named so because it contained land on which cattle would graze
Mar 17, 2017
India's healthcare system needs a tweak in ethics instead of policy changeThe National Health Policy has been cleared and the view persists that it falls short of the 2015 draft. The Indian Express says, while marshalling the fine details, that it “fails to make health a justiciable right in the way the Right to Education 2005 did for school education.”
Mar 10, 2017
UP Election Result 2017: Drama around Akhilesh Yadav's response to a hypothetical situation puts media in a bad lightIn Uttar Pradesh, it is not clear whether the BJP would form the next government or Samajwadi Party would retain it, though the exit polls have generated enough speculation.
Mar 08, 2017
Why dynasties, 'first families' that plague Indian politics are antithetical to democracyPolitical dynasties are a disease which debilitate the democracy by concentrating power and wealth within a few families.
Mar 07, 2017
Arvind Kejriwal's dream of making Delhi 'look like London' should involve all stakeholders and drastic changesDelhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will make Delhi “look like London”, if it wins the Delhi Municipal Corporation election to be held in April.
Mar 01, 2017
World BanK CEO Kristalina Georgieva boards Mumbai train: Will the promised $1 bn improve commuting experience?World Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva, on Tuesday, hopped onto a Mumbai local train and as media reports go, she wanted to get a feel of the local commuter train system, known as the super-dense crowd carrier.
Feb 28, 2017
BMC Election 2017: Will BJP consolidate its gains for 2019 or be hegemonic on local bodies?The ruling BJP at the Centre and in Maharashtra has reached a fork in the road. Should it take the path to power in the local bodies, the elections for which were recently held, by making compromises or strive to grow by staying true to itself and its ambitions?