Articles by Rakshit Sonawane
Jul 28, 2017
Mumbai University: Blame game galore in online assessment mess; hapless students suffer silentlyMumbai University is racing against time to deliver the results of over 400 examinations held in March and April this year.
Jun 05, 2017
Maharashtra farmers' strike day 5: Politics must make way to solve agrarian crisis, go beyond temporary fixesAs farmers indulge in violence and arson, besides dumping milk and vegetables on roads, the tactics of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis do not seem to be working, raising a question mark over his competence in handling rural issues.
Apr 14, 2017
BJP’s love for Dr BR Ambedkar is superficial like Congress' and circumvents his core ideasWhile the BJP, after selectively appropriating Dr BR Ambedkar like the Congress and the Leftist parties, is masquerading as his apostle, the fact remains that it is just political tokenism that circumvents his core ideas.
Mar 04, 2017
BMC Election 2017: Devendra Fadnavis outwits Shiv Sena in its own game as BJP opts out of mayor's postBy keeping away from power in the civic body, the BJP can continue with its diatribes against the Sena, keeping the latter on tenterhooks in state politics.
Feb 25, 2017
BMC Election 2017: Will Shiv Sena bite the bullet and come out of BJP's shadow?The fractured mandate in the BMC election has made allies-turned-rivals Shiv Sena and BJP stake claim to power in the civic body and speculations are rife over the permutation and combination of elected members of various political parties for alignment to reach the figure of 114 in the House of 227.
Feb 23, 2017
BMC Election 2017: Shiv Sena retains hold, BJP makes huge gains; smaller parties hold key to powerSmaller parties and Independents hold the key to power in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), after a fragmented debate, with the Shiv Sena and the BJP closely positioned within few seats of each other.
Feb 22, 2017
BMC Election 2017: Blame Shiv Sena-BJP acrimony for a predictably fragmented mandate, no clear majorityThe percentage of votes cast in the BMC polls on Tuesday indicates that there may not be any drastic change in the leadership of the civic body, though there is a strong possibility of a fragmented mandate.
Feb 20, 2017
BMC Election 2017: Shiv Sena and BJP play saffron politics to divide and conquer opposition partiesThe BMC goes to polls on Tuesday after a high decibel campaign during which the voices of opposition parties were inundated in the acrimony between the saffron allies turned ‘rivals’: the Shiv Sena and the BJP.
Jan 27, 2017
BJP-Shiv Sena schism: Uddhav's grip on BMC susceptible, but saffron alliance may surviveWith Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s announcement on Thursday that his party would go it alone and without an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) in the ensuing elections for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Sena will be fighting for its survival on home-turf
Jan 18, 2017
AIMIM poised for debut in Mumbai civic body; party targets Muslim, Dalit dominated areasAfter its successful foray in Maharashtra by winning two seats in the legislative assembly and some seats in the Nanded and Aurangabad civic bodies, the Hyderabad-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is poised for debut in Mumbai, primarily eyeing predominantly Muslim and Dalit localities.