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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India at 70: Why the Right isn't always right

The more we segregate minorities, the more we make them feel cut off from the mainstream.

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POLITICS

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Trashing India sells better for Western audiences

The three unwritten rules for getting published abroad.

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POLITICS

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Modi government must keep its promise and break Hurriyat

As the PDP-BJP alliance government completes 18 months in J&K, campaign to neutralise terrorists like Abu Dujana must be intensified.

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POLITICS

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Saif, Kangana, Tejaswi - Suleiman and Anwar discuss nepotism in India

'Sure, nepotism and dynasty have their downside but see how well it works in Indian politics.'

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POLITICS

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Doklam standoff: How India should handle China

The Chinese may not understand English, but they certainly understand military and economic strength.

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VOICES

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Rise in lynching and rape: India’s criminal justice system needs fixing

The law and order machinery across states is often corrupt and complicit, allowing criminals free rein.

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POLITICS

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Expect thunder and storm this monsoon session of Parliament

With debates on Amarnath Yatra attack, GST, presidential election, there will be lots of turbulence ahead.

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POLITICS

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Basirhat riots: Mamata Banerjee can end up helping BJP in Bengal

Didi may rue the electoral cost of her communal politics.

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POLITICS

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Sonia Gandhi helped create the toxicity of Congress party

The greatest disservice the party did was to set back by decades the cause of bona fide secularism.

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POLITICS

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Why international media still attacks Narendra Modi

Like The New York Times, much of the US media has become disoriented since Trump’s unexpected victory.

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