Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
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
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