Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
May 27, 2016
In a crisis, it isn't resilience but the helplessness of Mumbaikars that lets them carry onMedia tends to celebrate the ‘resilience’ of the Mumbai residents. Every time a crisis occurs, they bear it with equanimity, and look to get on with their life.
May 25, 2016
Pledge of allegiance? West Bengal MLAs give Sonia Gandhi signed affidavit of loyaltyWest Bengal has come up with a new trick — getting the newly elected MLAs to sign their loyalties on stamped papers.
May 20, 2016
Digvijaya Singh's prescription for the Congress: More than 'deep surgery'Digvijaya Singh has truly set the cat among the Congress pigeons by admitting that the party requires 'deep surgery'
May 17, 2016
MCD bypolls: When AAP govt rules Delhi, how is it an outsider in civic elections?Kejriwal's statement was a quick spin for AAP's poor strike rate, compared to the 67 out of the 70 last election.
May 17, 2016
Don't decry 'judicial activism': Courts help those whom the system disownsA smart lawyer and astute politician, Jaitley has asked the judiciary to draw its own Lakshman Rekha.
May 16, 2016
Freebies belong in the past: Leaders should focus on honest governance instead of buying votesThe post-poll freebies, which are the promises made in the election manifestos, are the second level of lure, as has been the case in Tamil Nadu.
May 13, 2016
Malegaon blasts: NIA will get its clean chit when it finds out who's guiltyThose had been put behind bars in the Malegaon blasts case have every reason now to ask the State for restitution. This compensation would be for being put in jail for no reason.
May 12, 2016
Politics bends even the best, but new UPSC recruits should sustain the optimismUPSC recruits must reach deep into their inner resources and sustain their optimism
Apr 26, 2016
Raghuram Rajan wants administrators to come out of cocoon, identify ground reality of systemRaghuram Rajan told the officialdom to get out of their self-made cocoons and feel the world, which is perhaps the best suggestion towards reform ever made
Apr 21, 2016
IPL 2016: Why Bombay HC should have maintained earlier stand and not allowed Pune game on 1 MayDespite the High Court’s order, the politicians themselves seem to have no problem with water being wasted in their sake. At least three cases have emerged of water being used to spray make-shift helipads for ministers.