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Mahesh Vijapurkar

Mahesh Vijapurkar

Mahesh Vijapurkar likes to take a worm’s eye-view of issues – that is, from the common man’s perspective. He was a journalist with The Indian Express and then The Hindu and now potters around with human development and urban issues.

Jun 20, 2015

Horrid monsoons: 10 reasons why Mumbai has to suffer every single year

One does not need to opt for a PhD thesis to unravel why this horrid experience visits upon the city of Mumbai. The real reasons are as follows, best provided in bullet points for easy understanding. #India #Mithi River #Monsoons #Mumbai #Waste management

Jun 18, 2015

Navi Mumbai was Charles Correa’s dream: Here’s how it turned into a nightmare

Correa conceived the idea of Navi Mumbai and envisaged it to be one of the world's biggest and greatest cities. #architecture #Belapur #Charles Correa #Navi Mumbai #New Bombay

Jun 14, 2015

Escaping the Jitender Tomar fake degree scandal: One way Kejriwal can redeem himself

Jitendra Singh Tomar is not a liability suddenly flung at the Aam Aadmi Party, or its supremo, Arvind Kejriwal. There were warning signals. #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Congress #Delhi #Jitender Tomar #Najeeb Jung #NewsTracker #PoliticsDecoder

Jun 11, 2015

NCP elects Sharad Pawar as its chief yet again: Will the party ever find its feet back?

With Sharad Pawar getting elected as the chief of the Nationalist Congress Party at its annual session in Patna, the party seems to be all set to realise its national ambitions, a section of the media believes. #BJP #Congress #Maharashtra #NCP #Sharad Pawar

Jun 2, 2015

Maharashtra’s govt’s plan for a diplomatic enclave near BKC only reflects misplaced priorities

The Maharashtra government's plan for a diplomatic enclave near the Bandra Kurla complex is unnecessary in a city with scarce housing. #Bandra Kurla Complex #diplomatic enclave #India #InMyOpinion #Mumbai

Jun 1, 2015

Rs 5 crore for a single vote: TDP MLA Revnath Reddy’s bribe amount is outrageous

The story from Hyderabad is yet to play out fully because there would be the issue of carrying the case to its logical end. #bribe #Elvis Stephenson #India #Politics #PoliticsDecoder #Revnath Reddy #TDP

May 27, 2015

Not just Kejriwal: PM Modi wouldn’t have taken kindly to interference by Prez Pranab too

Imagine – just for a moment – how Narendra Modi would have frothed at the mouth had the President chosen to interfere with the former’s government like Najeeb Jung has been with Arvind Kejriwal’s. #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #Delhi government #Kejriwal #Modi #Narendra Modi #PoliticalPlay

May 19, 2015

Lessons from Aruna Shanbaug case: Hospitals should make all patients feel as wanted

Had Aruna Shanbag been someone else, with the same background, income, and constraints of residential accommodation in Mumbai, would she have had the same unstinting support and care? #InMyOpinion

May 14, 2015

Getting Parliament to work: Sumitra Mahajan should crack the whip on noisy MPs

The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha may have functioned but the quality of its work left a lot to be desired. #Hamid Ansari #Lok Sabha #parliament #PoliticalPlay #Rajya Sabha #Sumitra Mahajan

May 6, 2015

Why was Rs 30 lakh compensation given in cash? The unanswered questions in the Moga molestation case

One, the family was offered Rs 30 lakh and it was accepted. But why in cash? It was reportedly carried in a black bag, as TV news footage showed. #Badals #compensation #Moga #Punjab