Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
Jul 19, 2016
Rajya Sabha’s nominated MPs: Do they conform to Nehru’s idea of excellence?The choice of a person suited for the Rajya Sabha is important. An eminent person has to contribute to the Upper House, like Javed Akhtar has done.
Jul 13, 2016
Strike at APMC: Why is media not reporting on whether farmers benefitted?The middleman nature of APMCs and their monopoly is the crux of the issue. That is why the government wanted to free the farmers from the APMC’s clutches.
Jul 11, 2016
Cut out middlemen: Is Maharashtra govt's plan to delist fruits, vegetables a step in right direction?What the government cannot do with regard to tur dal even in a period of crisis, how can farmers now do, with a scattered market for vegetables and fruits?
Jul 07, 2016
Ramdas Athawale’s love for power and poetry belies his usefulness in UP pollsAthavale's penchant for rhymes, whether it is at a public meeting to seek votes, or on the television show, has always regaled the audiences for they convey a lot than a whole speech he tends to deliver in a singsong manner.
Jul 06, 2016
New HRD minister Prakash Javadekar should reinvent the system and truly skill IndiaWhat 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
Jul 05, 2016
By acting as 'internal Opposition', Shiv Sena's finds itself cut out of Cabinet reshuffleThere’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
Jul 02, 2016
BEST far from being good enough: Mumbai buses operate on losses, fail to lure passengersWith 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.
Jun 28, 2016
Lesson from Bihar toppers scam: Students are being taught that life ahead is a jugaadThe arrests of the Bihar toppers were unwarranted because they are the victims of parental neglect and a flawed education system
Jun 20, 2016
Shiv Sena's search for 'respectable alliance' with BJP reflects anxiety ahead of BMC pollsThe 2017 civic elections are crucial for the Shive Sena as the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai is its lifeblood
Jun 18, 2016
When punctuation makes a fine point: The comma can go, but not the stopWhat would our sentences be like without vital punctuation, like the full stop?