Minhaz Merchant

OPEN TO OPINION

@minhazmerchant

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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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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BJP is walking into Uttar Pradesh’s dynasty trap

Run by dynasts for decades, the state's backwardness couldn’t offer a more compelling argument against dynastic politics.

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Why the killing fields of Kerala only draw collective silence (even from BJP)

The rising tide of political, communal violence diminishes the reputation of a state that has led the country across a swathe of parameters.

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Liberals protesting against Donald Trump are being most illiberal

'Protest his presidency for the next four years by all means. But do it with civility.'

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Modi cannot rely on Trump to tackle the threat Pakistan and China pose

New Delhi must be prepared to act alone.

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SC ban on using religion for votes is secular, liberal - those opposing it aren't

By using religion and caste in elections, political parties have divided Indians for years. That must stop.

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2017 UP Assembly election rests on a knife edge

Rasputin-like Amar Singh could be the X-factor in the unfolding Yadav saga.

Minhaz Merchant
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