Minhaz Merchant

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

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

SCI-TECH

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Brief Answers to the Big Questions: When Stephen Hawking asserted there's no God

What is the purpose of the universe? Hawking rules out God, but doesn’t offer a substitute except to call it “nature”.

POLITICS

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Is the Rafale gamble good for Rahul Gandhi?

Rafale is not an election-loser. But the display of weak leadership on the BJP’s part is.

POLITICS

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Why President Donald Trump is not the ally India wants or needs

India must now re-evaluate its options with the US as Trump has reportedly turned down India’s invitation to be chief guest at Republic Day on January 26.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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Why Islam in India needs reform

Religion belongs to your home, not the public space.

VARIETY

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Renewing liberalism: Why 'The Economist' smacks of intellectual dishonesty

The magazine writes without a trace of embarrassment that 'liberal ideals are worthless unless backed by the military power of determined nation states'.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha elections 2019: How Mayawati and Rahul are playing political poker

In her well-calibrated attack on Congress leader Digvijiya Singh, Mayawati was careful not to target Sonia or Rahul Gandhi.

POLITICS

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What the Ayodhya verdict before 2019 could mean for BJP, Congress

The BJP would do well to not rely on Lord Ram alone for the General Election.

POLITICS

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Rafale dogfight: Separating fact from fiction

Here are the six key elements in the Rafale deal that need the disinfectant of sunlight.

MONEY

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Decoding Rajan’s letter on NPA: How bank balance sheets remained clean all these years

Revival of economic growth is crucial. The last thing Modi would want is to hand over the stewardship of the boat to those who nearly sank it in the first place.