Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
Nov 20, 2016
Maharashtra might reinforce 'two liquor bottles at home' policy; cutback likely to dent revenueThis points to a clear series of flipflops, welcomed in some quarters and frowned at in others, depending on who likes liquor and who doesn’t
Nov 14, 2016
Demonetisation, ATM chaos: Why should the poor pay to divest the 'rich' of their dirty wealth?The middle class’ positivity around the demonetisation has all but evaporated for a simple reason – its inefficient implementation.
Nov 13, 2016
Demonetisation has turned into chaos: Why did the Modi govt not plan it properly?Those who told you and the PM that such a huge operation could be carried out with just half the number of functional ATMs are the culprits.
Nov 08, 2016
US presidential election 2016: 'The other guys' can play a spoiler to either Clinton or TrumpIn the US, it has not always been the case that the third-party candidate, or as they say, ‘the other guy’, were far too behind with votes polled in single digit numbers.
Oct 24, 2016
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil row: Karan Johar, MNS or Fadnavis, winner will emerge after film releaseThis time, the producers and actors did not promote Ae Dil Hain Mushkil by generating a controversy or taking the crew to hop TV studios. This time, the controversy has been imposed upon the movie.
Oct 14, 2016
Pakistani artistes ban: Threats of violence from MNS robs the objective of its sheenThere is a view that Pakistan should be put in its place and treated as an enemy nation though another does canvas the view that art and politics should not be linked, and that Pakistani artistes should not have been banned.
Sep 28, 2016
Politicians must hand over BMC control to a neutral body that will put Mumbai firstIt's time that the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), popularly known as the BMC, was superseded by someone neutral — and not the politicians who are corporators — to put the city back to a working condition.
Sep 26, 2016
Silent Maratha morchas have remained apolitical, but how long will politicians stay quiet?The series of morchas by Marathas, witnessed in over a dozen towns across Maharashtra, are silent and peaceful, the demands voiced only through placards and petitions handed over to district collectors.
Sep 20, 2016
Mumbai's housing crisis: Redevelopment of clusters to affect city's 'livability', reveals studyRecycling land to create housing stock is one way to solve the housing crisis in Mumbai. With high prices that show no signs of dipping, recycling is all that Mumbai has, being a city constrained by the sea, creeks and other cities bordering them.
Sep 18, 2016
In Uttar Pradesh, the first family comes before the party and the stateChief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that “if outsiders interfere in party family matters, how can we tolerate it?” That is an unambiguous a statement of how the family is of primacy in the state.