Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
Sep 24, 2015
Killer potholes of India: Civic bodies should have to pay up for the deaths they causeIf a doctor can face legal action for malpractice or negligence, why can’t civic bodies be held responsible for road accidents that occur due to potholes caused by their negligence?
Sep 19, 2015
Delhi babu falls into manhole, makes headlines: He merely got a taste of what Indians face dailyWhile a bureaucrat falling into a manhole in Delhi made headlines what about the common man?
Sep 17, 2015
From Aurangzeb Road to Aurangabad: Why the BJP isn't too keen on the renaming gameOlder than the calls for Aurangzeb Road to be renamed Abdul Kalam Road is the Shiv Sena's demand for Aurangabad to be renamed Sambhajinagar. Here's why the BJP is keeping its distance from these plans
Sep 17, 2015
Don't know Marathi, can't drive autos: Here's how Shiv Sena plans to gain from the move in MaharashtraShiv Sena, which started its journey with the plank of sons of the soil and language – together, it is asmita – has not given up on them.
Sep 13, 2015
Shiv Sena cash in on Mumbai meat ban, fries BJP with vigorous protestsThe irony is the meat ban came from a civic body controlled by the Shiv Sena.
Sep 08, 2015
Saamana riddle: Why is the Shiv Sena mouthpiece suddenly pro-progressives?Sanjay Raut's signed article in Saamana is a strange variation on its normal position, but it has brought the Shiv Sena mouthpiece back into the limelight
Aug 30, 2015
Raise a toast! Maharashtra relaxes drinking Prohibition in partsPermits are the consequence of the Prohibition introduced in 1950 and has been one of the biggest shams.
Aug 27, 2015
Mandals want govt intervention, but Mumbai's dahi handis may be set for a much needed clean upWe think nothing is celebrated unless the decibel levels are ear splitting.
Aug 26, 2015
The angry Patels of Gujarat: Five possible reasons why Patidars want OBC statusIn 1985, the Patels ironically backed the anti-quota stir.
Aug 19, 2015
Eradicating the gender bias: Is it time for Mumbai to get 'women only' bars?This is a reality faced a while ago by a Vasai-based Marathi author, Kavita Mahajan and narrated on her Facebook wall triggering responses from women who asked, don’t the women have their own space? Was a male companion de riguer in a modern city, which boasts of independent women, making their careers, some as single women by choice?