Articles by Mahesh Vijapurkar
Dec 06, 2016
After Jayalalithaa: Is there a plan for a successor to the people's authoritarian?J Jayalalithaa’s (her name is sometimes spelled Jayalalitha) death leads to two questions
Nov 29, 2016
Maharashtra council polls: BJP win marketed on demonetisation, but statistics are being twistedIt would be so regardless of which party had the majority in the general body and which party nominee was the directly-elected civic elder.
Nov 22, 2016
Demonetisation is an opportunity to trim wedding expenses, and ensure a social revolutionNow that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set a Rs 2.5 lakh cash withdrawal limit for families with upcoming weddings, could this be an opportunity to make Indian weddings inexpensive and ensure a social revolution?
Nov 21, 2016
Demonetisation: Centre's refusal to empower EC to clamp down on notebank politics raises eyebrowsIn lieu of the demonetisation wave, the Centre’s reluctance to empower the Election Commission to clamp down on black money in politics does raise eyebrows.
Nov 20, 2016
Maharashtra might reinforce 'two liquor bottles at home' policy; cutback likely to dent revenueThis points to a clear series of flipflops, welcomed in some quarters and frowned at in others, depending on who likes liquor and who doesn’t
Nov 14, 2016
Demonetisation, ATM chaos: Why should the poor pay to divest the 'rich' of their dirty wealth?The middle class’ positivity around the demonetisation has all but evaporated for a simple reason – its inefficient implementation.
Nov 13, 2016
Demonetisation has turned into chaos: Why did the Modi govt not plan it properly?Those who told you and the PM that such a huge operation could be carried out with just half the number of functional ATMs are the culprits.
Nov 08, 2016
US presidential election 2016: 'The other guys' can play a spoiler to either Clinton or TrumpIn the US, it has not always been the case that the third-party candidate, or as they say, ‘the other guy’, were far too behind with votes polled in single digit numbers.
Oct 24, 2016
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil row: Karan Johar, MNS or Fadnavis, winner will emerge after film releaseThis time, the producers and actors did not promote Ae Dil Hain Mushkil by generating a controversy or taking the crew to hop TV studios. This time, the controversy has been imposed upon the movie.
Oct 14, 2016
Pakistani artistes ban: Threats of violence from MNS robs the objective of its sheenThere is a view that Pakistan should be put in its place and treated as an enemy nation though another does canvas the view that art and politics should not be linked, and that Pakistani artistes should not have been banned.