Minhaz Merchant
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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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Uddhav Thackeray's reign on thin ice

Maharashtra Chief Minister has begun his innings with the challenge of keeping the unlikely allies together and happy.

POLITICS

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The muddled race for Maharashtra's Chief Ministership

Will the present political turmoil in the state result in a strong government that addresses the real issues irrespective of the ideological dichotomy?

POLITICS

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Why timing of the release of Abdullahs and Muftis could be tricky

The release of leaders in detention will soon become a cause for global criticism which has been relatively muted so far.

POLITICS

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Why Congress looks headed for a poll rout in Maharashtra and Haryana

The BJP-Shiv Sena coalition along with its smaller partners could win as many as 220-240 seats. In Haryana, the BJP alone could get 70-plus seats.

POLITICS

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Howdy, Modi: What the Indian PM can achieve through Houston speech

India must use Houston as a launch pad for a robust new strategic global role grounded in clear-eyed reality.

POLITICS

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SPORTS

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Because India is no cheap shot: Why we should shoot down the 2022 Commonwealth Games

With Brexit imminent, Britain wouldn't want India to abandon the CWG. But India derives little benefit from membership of a post-colonial club where shooting is replaced with beach volleyball.

POLITICS

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73rd Independence Day: Apna Time Aa Gaya, India is on its way to become a global superpower!

There is an inevitability about India’s global rise. Her moment has finally arrived and we are here to witness it in all its glory.

POLITICS

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BJP’s new roadmap for Kashmir may derail due to economic slowdown

The bold move to unshackle J&K from the prison Article 370 confined it to has given the Modi government political goodwill across the country. Let the economy not deflate it.

POLITICS

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Azaadi from Article 370: Finally, a new dawn and a new identity for Jammu and Kashmir

The age of feudal overlords in J&K is over and true democracy has finally arrived. BR Ambedkar would be the happiest man were he with us today.