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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.

Jul 6, 2016

New HRD minister Prakash Javadekar should reinvent the system and truly skill India

What Javadekar should strive for, and secure rapidly, are these: One, make syllabus the same across the country breaking down the differences between the IBs, ICSC, CBSC, SSC, the last distinct to each state, regulate school fees and eliminate extortion — once it was called capitation fee — and ensure a decent level of proficiency among teachers #ConnectTheDots #HRD Minister #Indian education system #IT sector #Prakash Javadekar #private sector in education #Public Schools #Smriti Irani

Jul 5, 2016

By acting as ‘internal Opposition’, Shiv Sena’s finds itself cut out of Cabinet reshuffle

There’s no need anymore to read the tea leaves to determine where the Shiv Sena stands vis-à-vis the Bharatiya Janata Party — with which it is allied in the National Democratic Alliance and with whom it is a post-election partner in Maharashtra’s government #Anil Desai #BJP #Cabinet reshuffle #ConnectTheDots #Devendra Fadnavis #Maharashtra government #NDA #Shiv Sena #Uddhav Thackeray

Jul 2, 2016

BEST far from being good enough: Mumbai buses operate on losses, fail to lure passengers

With a little over 4,000 buses, BEST now carries around 28-30 lakh passengers daily, which is a far lower a figure than what it had in the past. #BEST services #CriticalPoint #local trains #Mumbai #Mumbai buses #Mumbai local trains #Mumbai RTO

Jun 28, 2016

Lesson from Bihar toppers scam: Students are being taught that life ahead is a jugaad

The arrests of the Bihar toppers were unwarranted because they are the victims of parental neglect and a flawed education system #Bihar education board #Bihar toppers scam #CriticalPoint #Lalkeshwar Prasad #Punjab #Ruby Rai #School education

Jun 14, 2016

After all the brouhaha, Mumbai police decides not to file FIR against Tanmay Bhat

Mumbai is a city where most people don’t care about the city. Even if some assionately do, the civic body does not keep the city the way it ought to be. #Bombay High Court #ConnnectTheDots #Lata Mangeshkar #Marine Drive #Mumbai city #Sachin Tendulkar #Tanmay Bhat

Jun 10, 2016

Impressive to lacklustre? NCP enters 15th year as its footprint withers

Today is the 15th anniversary of the NCP, founded with grate élan, and in the belief, that instead of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which was talking adversely of Sonia Gandhi’s Italian origins, it could capitalise it for itself in Maharashtra #BJP #Chhagan Bhujbal #Congress #ConnectTheDots #Nationalist Congress Party #NCP #Shiv Sena #Sonia Gandhi

Jun 6, 2016

Eknath Khadse’s endeavour to come out unscathed exposes his double standards

In Eknath Khadse's present endeavour to come out unscathed from a medley of allegation, he has implied that the sauce for the goose is not the sauce for the gander. #BJP #ConnectTheDots #Dawood Ibrahim #Eknath Khadse #Manish Bhangale #Manish Shah #Pakistan #Wikileaks

Jun 4, 2016

Forced to quit, Eknath Khadse tackles graft allegations with calm

It would be far too optimistic to expect that the probes on allegations against Khadse will arrive at a conclusion quickly. #BJP #Chhagan Bhujbal #Devendra Fadnavis #Eknath Khadse #InMyOpinion #MIDC #Shiv Sena