Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
Sep 03, 2016
Odisha apathy cases mirror how lives of India's poor are merely reduced to statisticsDelivery is where one should measure the quality of governance. It apparently is a long crawl from the Red Fort to a poor man’s door. Odisha apathy cases, however, mirror how lives of India's poor are now merely reduced to statistics
Aug 30, 2016
Political defiance to SC ruling on Dahi Handi restrictions is not for society's welfareOrganised defiance, like the support of the defiance of the Supreme Court order restricting the height of pyramids to 20 feet, does not bode well for the well-being of a society.
Aug 25, 2016
Krishna Janmashtami: Things may get ugly for Fadnavis govt during Dahi Handi eventsHours before that the Supreme Court was told by the government, seeking a review of its earlier restrictions on Dahi Handi, that the exercise of forming pyramids was "associated with religion and it would hurt the people’s sentiment if the restrictions on height continued".
Aug 23, 2016
State-sponsored vigilantism on beef ban allows gau rakshaks to further their 'business'This state-promoted cow vigilantism is dangerous for it licences or outsources the implementation part to people who would potentially further the "business" Modi spoke about.
Aug 23, 2016
On Krishna Janmashtami, safety comes second to human pyramid politics for Dahi Handi organisersThe Supreme Court rules have been set: The Dahi Handi in Maharashtra will not have pyramids higher than 20 feet and children below 18 years cannot be part of the pyramids.
Aug 09, 2016
Deregulation of produce market from APMC is bound to fail, thanks to haphazard arrangementsFarmers who have been working with the APMC were unprepared to find reliable platforms to sell without the committee's help.
Aug 05, 2016
Delhi statehood or not, Arvind Kejriwal has been relegated to the role of mayorThe Delhi High Court ruled on Thursday that the lieutenant-governor is the administrative head of the National Capital Territory, and that’s it. Which means, Arvind Kejriwal had been pointlessly bashing heads with Najib Jung on issues such as services
Jul 28, 2016
Magsaysay Awards prove it's time India bridged the chasm between Dalits and upper castesSimply because Dalits had been quiet compared to what is the case now does not mean their voices can be drowned by political and administrative action.
Jul 26, 2016
Uddhav Thackeray reaches out to party cadre, promises a Sena leader will be CM one dayShiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray gave an interview to Saamana in the usual fire-and-brimstone style which his father, Bal Thackeray, had perfected.
Jul 26, 2016
Road toll in Maharashtra is a political issue, but where are the benefits for motorists?To a motorist, it does not matter if the toll collection is done by the PWD, or the state-owned Maharashtra State Roads Development Corporation