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Mahesh Vijapurkar

Jul 30, 2014

Thane: Don't believe glossy real estate ads, this city is no escape from Mumbai

Thane suffers from a highly politicised municipal governance that is ineffective -- its green cover claims are dubious, it has no idea how to deal with the fastest growing population and its infrastructure is crumbling. #Governance #Green Cover #Infrastructure #InMyOpinion #Mumbai #Mumbai Metropolitan Region #Real estate prices #realty #stray dogs #Thane #Transport #Trees
Mahesh Vijapurkar

Jul 28, 2014

Forget good rains, Mumbai doesn't deserve even a normal monsoon

There is no other way of overcoming the administrative ills. Just change the factors that expose the inadequacies and believe all is well. #BMC #InMyOpinion #MCGM #Mumbai #rainfall #Rainfall preparedness #water problems
RK-Raghavan

Jul 26, 2014

Justice Katju's revelations: Why we can't treat IB reports as sacred cows

When it comes to judicial appointments, everyone quotes the IB report as if it was a sacred cow that cannot be commented upon. This needs questioning. #CBI #HowThisWorks #IB #Intelligence Bureau #Judicial appointments #Justice Katju #Justice Markandey Katju #Katju's revelations
Mahesh Vijapurkar

Jul 21, 2014

When time is stretchable: What CBI's latest failure in Badaun gangrape shows

If anything could tell us about how we as a country have utter disregard for time, then it is from the inundation of the graves of the two Badaun girls. #Badaun #Badaun gang rape case #Badaun gang-rape victims #Badaun rape victims #CBI #CBI investigation #Ganga #InMyOpinion #NewsTracker #OnlyInIndia #Rape

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Arjun Parthasarathy
Arjun Parthasarathy has spent 20 years in the financial markets, having worked with Indian and multinational organisations. His last job was as head of fixed income at a mutual fund. An MBA from the University of Hull, he has managed portfolios independently and is currently the editor of www.investorsareidiots.com . The website is for investors who want to invest in the right financial products at the right time.
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.

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Firstpost Community

Jun 29, 2014

Hindi has put Indian culture on the world map

The primary aim of any language is to communicate. We can never imagine our lives without languages, can we? This is because we cannot live without communication. And this is precisely why languages have always played a dominant role in shaping our histories and have influenced the way we think and perceive things. #Hindi #Modi #Narendra Modi government
Firstpost Community

Jun 20, 2014

'Modi is reducing class divide by prioritising Hindi on social media.'

Don't misunderstand Modi's stress on Hindi. He is ensuring that people who speak their mother tongue are not inferior compared to the elite English class. #british #comment #Firstpost Community #Hindi #language #Narendra Modi #PM Modi #social media
Firstpost Community

Jun 16, 2014

'Govt should set up board to regulate NGO funding'

The government should either ban foreign funding of all NGOs altogether or allow this funding only when routed through a specially created autonomous Board. #Blogs #Civil society #comment #Greenpeace #IB #IB Report #India #InMyOpinion #Intelligence Bureau #leaked report #NGO funds #NGOs
Firstpost Community

Jun 16, 2014

'Govt scrutinising NGOs defeats its very purpose'

NGOs are people organised together to take a stand and propagate their views. One may agree or disagree with their views but that is part of the overall discourse, writes ank123 in reply to an article on Firstpost. #Firstpost Community #India #Intelligence Bureau #NGOs

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