Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
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
Apr 05, 2016
Trimbakeshwar trust's idea of gender equality: Instead of allowing women entry into temple, they revoke men's right to do soThe Trimbakeshwar temple trust initially assured authorities that they would comply with the ruling and open the sanctum's doors to women but later reneged
Feb 22, 2016
Lathicharge at BHU: Just one more incident in a long line that has inured us to police brutalityPolice's lathicharge on demonstrating students at BHU was similar to the way in which washermen thrash a garment on a flat stone in the dhobi ghats.
Feb 20, 2016
TV is sick, TV is dying: Why it is important to watch Ravish Kumar's blacked out showLast night NDTV India, anchored by Ravish Kumar, turned the visuals off and had Devanagari words flashing words to underline what the anchor was saying.
Feb 17, 2016
CM Fadnavis' MMR plan is a new idea: But by when will we actually see it implemented?Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has now spoken of making the larger Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) an ‘Economic Capital Region” without indicating fully what he meant by it. It would have been better if he had, because the old aspiration of Mumbai — a part of the MMR — to be a Hong Kong, a Singapore, a Shanghai, or even a financial centre has not been realised
Jan 23, 2016
Watch: Redevelopment will be hard blow for Dharavi where enterprise has flourished despite state's neglectDharavi's redevelopment plan is designed to meet the requirements of the builders and developers rather than that of slum dwellers who, by law, are entitled to replacement housing.
Jan 16, 2016
What do music colleges produce? Artistes or good listeners?Colleges do not deal with the critical aspect of learning music — how to do riyaz, which is practicing at length on a daily basis to perfect and retain perfection in singing or playing instruments.
Dec 16, 2015
Will Amaravati's futuristic model set a benchmark for Indian cities to cut pollution and traffic jams?The smaller cities are where the potential problems, which may emerge in all their intensities within a couple of decades, are being entirely ignored.