Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
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.
Sep 16, 2016
Maharashtra's mantra for improving education: No English, no Maths, no failuresMaharashtra wants to improve education for its students by opting for a novel method: make English & Maths optional for students who are weak in them.
Sep 08, 2016
Four youths try to drown cop: A sign that society is losing respect for the police forceThe police, because of the loss of the respect they should inspire, cannot be asked to be withdrawn from deployment. They have to be protected from assaults
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.