Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
Oct 08, 2018
Sharad Pawar's nephew Parth contesting Maharashtra polls will complete NCP's transformation into dynastic partyIf what Sharad Pawar reportedly said about his grandnephew, Parth Pawar contesting the forthcoming Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections, it could — just could — be a game changer in Maharashtra politics
Sep 06, 2018
Supreme Court strikes down Section 377: Plaudits must go to Ashok Row Kavi, flag-bearer of India's LGBT movementAshok is perhaps the first Indian homosexual to step out of the closet even though he had confessed to it, and had sought comfort to mentally come to terms with it with a spell in a monastery
Aug 14, 2018
Ease of Living Index ranks Navi Mumbai, Greater Mumbai at the top but conclusions of survey are laughableThe measure applied to judge Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Thane to rank them for 'ease of living' is something akin to it. And on all parameters, the conclusions are laughable. The activists and NGOs which have been fighting to make Mumbai liveable have been correct – not the index.
Aug 01, 2018
Maharashtra govt appears ready to grant Maratha reservation, but steps unlikely with matter still sub judiceThe Maratha Kranti Morcha has been staging protests, demanding reservation for the community in jobs and educational institutes in Maharashtra.
Jul 27, 2018
Maratha quota stir: Ignoring procedure to resign highlights political posturing; expect more leaders to followOf the seven Maratha leaders who announced their resignation in order to show their solidarity with the Maratha quota stir, only Shiv Sena leader Harshvardhan Jadhav seems to have followed the procedures, but even that will come into effect only after being notified by the presiding officer in the House Bulletin and the Election Commission is informed
Jul 26, 2018
Maratha quota: Devendra Fadnavis has little legroom to oblige community as 2019 elections may prove to be a litmus testThe Maharashtra chief minister wouldn’t have much autonomy because Maharashtra is a dicey state in so far as the 2019 Lok Sabha and then the Assembly elections are concerned because anything done or not done has to fit the matrix that Amit Shah is developing.
Jul 21, 2018
No-confidence motion: Shiv Sena dancing the foxtrot with BJP by clinging onto its share in central, Maharashtra govtsThe Shiv Sena has been throwing mixed signals about its stand on the BJP and appears to be confused about its political alliance.
Jun 26, 2018
To win war on plastic menace, Maharashtra needs to show resolve and not dole out concessionsDespite the plastic ban, the Maharashtra government has decided to allow the use of PET bottles, but with caveats.
Jun 24, 2018
Maharashtra plastic ban: A peek into the past reveals that plastic did not always rule people's livesSixty years ago, usage of plastic for everyday tasks was not as common as it is now. This would seem unreal now, as people term the ban an inconvenience.
Jun 09, 2018
Shiv Sena seeks to contest 152 seats in Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray appears to have sensed BJP's need for alliesThe Shiv Sena seeks through a prior contract in Maharashtra what HD Kumaraswamy secured through post-poll circumstances in Karnataka.