Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
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.
Dec 10, 2016
Maratha reservation: Devendra Fadnavis treads middle path on Atrocities ActArray
Dec 09, 2016
Renaming CST is lip service, doesn't truly honour Chhatrapati Shivaji MaharajHow does one honour the great Maratha warrior, Shivaji? There are many ways than merely naming places after him
Dec 06, 2016
After Jayalalithaa: Is there a plan for a successor to the people's authoritarian?J Jayalalithaa’s (her name is sometimes spelled Jayalalitha) death leads to two questions
Nov 29, 2016
Maharashtra council polls: BJP win marketed on demonetisation, but statistics are being twistedIt would be so regardless of which party had the majority in the general body and which party nominee was the directly-elected civic elder.
Nov 22, 2016
Demonetisation is an opportunity to trim wedding expenses, and ensure a social revolutionNow that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set a Rs 2.5 lakh cash withdrawal limit for families with upcoming weddings, could this be an opportunity to make Indian weddings inexpensive and ensure a social revolution?