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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.

Dec 21, 2013

What we learn from Maharashtra govt’s handling of the Adarsh scam report

Had the commission's report been accepted, Sushilkumar Shinde, currently the Union Home Minister, would either have to resign or be sacked. #Adarsh Housing Society #Adarsh scam #Ashok Chavan #Congress #HowThisWorks #India #Maharashtra #Maharashtra government #NCP #Politics #Prithviraj Chavan #Sushilkumar Shinde

Dec 19, 2013

Why the Mumbai’s civic body can’t take any pride in not spending

This current fiscal year the civic body has found itself unable to spend what it had budgeted, which is a shame. #BMC #Budget #Civic body #ConnectTheDots #India #Mumbai

Dec 15, 2013

Well played: AAP has pushed BJP, Cong into a corner in Delhi

All criticism of AAP’s reluctance to form a government, if they are from the ordinary people arises from the fact that it is being seen from the conventional prism: government formation by hook or crook. #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Congress #Delhi elections #Government #India #PoliticalPlay #Politics

Dec 13, 2013

Delhi deadlock: Blaming AAP for not forming govt is a shrewd ploy

However, it is not fair to blame the AAP for not forming a government in Delhi, when the party with the majority votes, BJP, has decided to stay away from the complicated math of forging alliances to form a government. #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Congress #Delhi Assembly #Delhi Election 2013

Dec 3, 2013

Delhi polls: Will urban voter apathy be the undoing of AAP?

However, the worst enemy the AAP can find is people like us who vent ire and grief but do not walk to the polling booths #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Congress #Delhi Election 2013 #India #Politics #Urban voters

Nov 19, 2013

NT Rama Rao’s TDP proves why Sheila should fear AAP in Delhi

All that AAP needs to do is to manage wins in a sufficient number of constituencies to stymie government formation by either of its two nervous rivals, the Congress and the BJP. #Aam Aadmi Party #AGP #Andhra Pradesh #Arvind Kejriwal #Assam #BJP #Congress #Delhi #India #NT Rama Rao #Politics #Telegu Desam Party #WhyNow

Nov 12, 2013

Navi Mumbai airport land deal: Virtually cashless, so priceless

Had there been a cash component in the acquisition deal for 670 hectares, there could have been further delays. #CIDCO #Congress #Maharashtra #Mumbai #Mumbai Real Estate #Navi Mumbai airport #Panvel

Oct 31, 2013

Wagah Border and Modi’s electoral win on TV

The prime ministerial aura has already been invested on Narendra Modi, every word he says at a rally, or on social media is analysed. #Narendra Modi #OnOurMinds #Politics #Wagah Border

Oct 28, 2013

Voter’s Dilemma: How to build a strong wave in favour of one party

The government has destroyed much and been exposed as one of the most corrupt dispensations since Independence. But the opposition has done no better. #BJP #Congress #InMyOpinion #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Narendra Modi #NDA #UPA

Oct 27, 2013

Dear Congress, if ‘maut ka saudagar’ is okay, so is Modi’s ‘shahzade’

In political speeches, especially during election time when even a personal friend in a rival party is a veritable foe, barbs are quite in order, so long as they are not off colour. #BJP #Congress #maut ka saudagar #Narendra Modi #NDA #Rahul Gandhi #shahzaada #Sonia Gandhi #UPA