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Minhaz Merchant

Minhaz Merchant is the biographer of Rajiv Gandhi and Aditya Birla and author of The New Clash of Civilizations (Rupa, 2014). He is founder of Sterling Newspapers Pvt. Ltd. which was acquired by the Indian Express group

Latest Articles By Minhaz Merchant

Modi’s UP Challenge

Minhaz Merchant

By choosing 44-year-old, five-time Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath (a Thakur) as Chief Minister, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put politics first: if anyone can deliver UP’s 80 Lok Sabha seats in 2019 it is Adityanath

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Why Infosys Matters

Minhaz Merchant

Murthy’s complaint against the Infosys board and Sikka isn’t of course, about performance... the numbers show that Sikka has turned infosys around

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Physician, Heal Thyself

Minhaz Merchant

Stents represent the tip of the iceberg: over-charging has become endemic in private hospitals

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The Post-Truth Budget

Minhaz Merchant

There are two arrows left in the finance minister’s quiver... the huge amount of black money deposited... (and) the goods and services tax

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Modi’s Moment Of Truth

Minhaz Merchant

There are state polls in 2018... the road to Delhi in 2019 will thus pass through not only Lucknow but Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Raipur and Jaipur

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Is India Back In Business?

Minhaz Merchant

Chidambaram and Manmohan Singh's assessment of the economic impact of withdrawal of high denomination bank notes was wrong

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Decoding Team Trump

Minhaz Merchant

How good, Bad or neutral will a Trump presidency be for India? New Delhi’s main fear revolves around Trump’s intent to cut H-IB visas

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Cash-heavy To Cash-light

Minhaz Merchant

If Finance Minister Arun Jaitley delivers another lacklustre Budget, the enormous political and economic risk Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to wrench India from a cash-heavy to a cash-light economy will be put in jeopardy

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Demonetisation: Gain After Pain?

Minhaz Merchant

By January 31, new notes valued at around Rs 11.50 lakh crore are likely to be in circulation. Cash shortages and bank queues would have begun to ease well before that

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Empire Of Babus

Minhaz Merchant

Much of the usurious corruption has sprung from the ministry of defence and the ministry of finance. The former controls large defence purchase budget

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