Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
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.
Apr 19, 2016
Eknath Khadse, Pankaja Munde prove that VIP 'drought tours' are a waste of timeKhadse and Munde's tours of drought-affected region resulted in no new findings that will help in solutions being implemented quickly.
Apr 18, 2016
Decongesting Mumbai: Loopholes remain in building height-road width formulaThe indiscriminate redevelopment without attending to the general area in which they are taken up has messed up Mumbai.
Apr 16, 2016
Eknath Khadse Latur visit: VVIP entourage at disaster sites defies the logic of crisis managementWhen thousands of litres of water used to prepare Eknath Khadse's Latur visit, such unwarranted VVIP visits defy the very logic of crisis management
Apr 14, 2016
IPL-drought conundrum: Pools and lawns aside, BCCI showed utter lack of sensitivityNot all homes have lawns, neither do many apartment complexes in Mumbai or elsewhere. But the fact that a lawn is a water guzzler is known to all, just like the grass on the outfield of cricket venues. But, BCCI has shown utter lack of sensitivity.
Apr 13, 2016
Kollam tragedy aftermath: Tackle firecrackers head on, ban them or make them expensiveDespite the ghastly event at the temple near Kollam, the Kerala Dewasom Board has refused to ban such or any firecrackers at any of the over 1,200 temples it controls.
Apr 12, 2016
Marathwada drought: Latur cannot be the focal point of the water crisisLatur could become a metaphor for drinking water scarcity but it cannot be the focal point.
Apr 08, 2016
By lashing out at BCCI for holding IPL matches in drought-hit Maharashtra, high court has shown it caresThe way bodies like BCCI look at issues like drought in Maharashtra is an indication of the disregard they have for citizens’ concerns
Apr 07, 2016
Bihar goes ahead with liquor ban: But the prohibition precedent is not very encouragingLike other states, Bihar had flirted with prohibition briefly over three decades ago and gave up in sheer frustration at not being able to enforce it.
Apr 06, 2016
Tutorials are a testament to the fact that formal education system exists, but does not deliverNearly a quarter of the student population or 7-odd crore go to off-school tutorials. One thing is sure: Formal education in schools exists, but it does not deliver