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

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.

POLITICS

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The Liberal Mafia: Entitled, assertive and vindictive, the liberal gang of India is deeply biased

Most liberals in India flout the tenets of true liberalism but take a ‘holier-than-thou’ stance on issues that ruffle their interests. The 49 letter-writers addressing PM Modi are the same.

POLITICS

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Future tense for Congress

Amidst all the back-room Machiavellian manoeuvring, the infantile core of the Congress stands exposed. A party that can’t decide on its leadership after two months and clings to one family for salvation does so at its peril.

POLITICS

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White House meeting: Will Donald Trump call Imran Khan’s bluff?

Khan would want this meeting to bridge the gap between Washington and Islamabad. Trump would much rather focus on getting re-elected in 2020.

POLITICS

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Post-Budget Blues: Why the Modi govt must lower taxes to revive growth

The mindset of bureaucrats in the Ministry of Finance remains stuck in the past. It is here that Modi could learn from Donald Trump.

POLITICS

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Entitled and how! Dear BJP, as you accuse Lutyens’ Delhi of entitlement, just know that you too suffer from the same disease

BJP can take a ‘holier than thou’ stance all it wants, but most of its politicians reek of entitlement, much like Lutyens’ Delhi.

POLITICS

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The 'D' Delusion: What the collective Congress meltdown says about India’s feudal family politics

The Congress is having a breakdown facing political life without the direct running of the Gandhis. There are very important lessons for other political parties here.