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

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Uttar Pradesh’s new Assembly shows women are the future

Parliament lags behind with women comprising just 11 per cent of the current Lok Sabha.

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POLITICS

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The glue that binds the Congress - Gandhi family - is coming unstuck

The first family’s electoral equity is actually negative as the recent Uttar Pradesh polls underscored.

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POLITICS

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Modi's historic win shows India is rising above caste and communal politics

The BJP's massive mandate in Uttar Pradesh is a double-edged sword.

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POLITICS

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Why India's 'basket of deplorables' loves to hate Modi

The real target of DU students protests against 'stifling of dissent' is the growing ascendancy of BJP that threatens the established order.

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POLITICS

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Why Akhilesh Yadav may have paved the way for BJP to win UP polls

The chief minister has already done much of the BJP’s work to alienate non-Yadav and non-Dalit Hindus.

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POLITICS

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Why I fear Kashmir will see its deadliest summer in 2017

Stone-pelters have already employed a lethal new tactic to help Pakistan-sponsored jihadis.

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POLITICS

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Why Pakistan is under siege on four fronts

India has the best opportunity to reset its foreign policy.

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POLITICS

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Melting pot to molten pot: In Trump, US has got just the president it deserves

America's treatment of its original inhabitants (indigenous Indians) and the wars it has waged in Asia, Middle East and South America deserve a volume of its own.

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POLITICS

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Don't trust Pakistan, they will keep sending terror towards India

Ceasefire violations have reduced significantly since General Bajwa took charge as Pakistan Army chief on November 29, 2016.

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POLITICS

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Arun Jaitley's 2017 Union Budget raises a cause for worry

Tax terrorism will be BJP’s Waterloo.

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