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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.

Jan 1, 2014

Unnerved establishment targets AAP for ‘profligacy’

The sin of AAP has been to displace, not modify, the power structure with people like us. #2014 Lok Sabha Elections #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Congress #Delhi #Politics #PoliticsDecoder

Dec 29, 2013

Arvind Kejriwal: How the Delhi CM is one among us

Even as the AAP wrestles with the formal business rules of running a government, and understands the nuances of legislative procedures if the Congress does not pull the rug, the common man would demand that daily connect. #Aam Aadmi #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Congress #Delhi government #InMyOpinion #Kejriwal swearing-in #Mango people #politician

Dec 23, 2013

AAP is walking into a BJP-Cong trap by forming the Delhi govt

The AAP was targeted by the dirty tricks department of either the Congress or the BJP is various ways, the most patent being the sting of the AAP candidates attempting to show they were as vulnerable to venality as the two parties traditional have been. It could have been wiser. #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Congress #Delhi #India #Lok Sabha #NewsTracker #Politics #PoliticsDecoder

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