Minhaz Merchant

OPEN TO OPINION

Biographer of Rajiv Gandhi and Aditya Birla. Ex-TOI & India Today. Media group chairman and editor. Author: The New Clash of Civilizations

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

What can come in the way of Modi winning 2019 polls

Fellow MPs obviously haven't been paying attention to the pradhan sevak. They continue to behave like feudal lords.

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POLITICS

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Comey calls out NYT, CNN sacks hosts and NDTV is raided – A bad week for media

The CBI raid on NDTV has placed under scrutiny an issue that has festered since the go-go, scam-filled days of UPA-I.

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POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

What Mahatma Gandhi would've advised Rahul on his 47th birthday

Were the Mahatma alive, the first piece of advice he would have offered the Congress VP would be to find another job.

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POLITICS

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How Pakistani army feeds off the Kashmir dispute

The longer the conflict over the Valley continues, the more money the Pakistani army makes.

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POLITICS

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When Modi meets Putin, fixing India-Russia ties must be top priority

Following Russia’s growing closeness to Pakistan and China, India needs to reboot its decades-old relationship with Moscow.

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POLITICS

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Why Modi government desperately needs an Opposition

The Indian democracy is dwarfed without one.

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POLITICS

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Nationalism is good, jingoism is bad - don’t conflate the two

Vigilantism isn’t nationalism. It crosses the red line. Those who cross it damage their cause.

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POLITICS

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Pakistan army's two fatal blunders - murdering Lt Fayaz and kidnapping Jadhav - will cost it heavily

It presents India with an opportunity to turn the situation around in Kashmir.

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POLITICS

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India rightly boycotted OBOR, must use Balochistan to tackle Pakistan

China pressed India to join the One Belt, One Road project knowing fully well it violates Indian sovereignty in PoK.

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POLITICS

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How India can bleed Pakistan over Kabul-Islamabad tensions

The clashes along the Af-Pak border drew a worried response from China.

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