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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

An Arab Tightrope For India

Minhaz Merchant

India now has the opportunity to play the honest broker along with the United States right across the Middle East

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When Modi Met Trump

Minhaz Merchant

The US, faced with a rising China, needs India as much as India, faced with two difficult borders, needs the US

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Trump Goes Toxic

Minhaz Merchant

The West has polluted the world for over 200 years since the industrial revolution in the 1770S... through the 1900S

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Modi: The Next Two Years

Minhaz Merchant

Modi will have an opportunity to reset the India-Russia relationship when he travels to St. Petersburg

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Narendra Modi At Three

Minhaz Merchant

Winning elections is a science; good governance is an art. Modi has mastered the first in the past three years...

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Trump’s Left Turn

Minhaz Merchant

By bombing Syria, upbraiding Vladimir Putin’s client Bashar al-Assad and threatening Russia with sanctions, Donald Trump has taken the sting out of the Democrats’ campaign

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Politics Of Faith

Minhaz Merchant

The New York Times is horrified that a Hindu monk can lead a state. It should look inwards. The inflammatory, ultra-conservative rhetoric of some of America's Christian evangelists in the Republican party make Adityanath look positively secular in contrast

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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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