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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Why China's aggression in Galwan may backfire

In overplaying its hand in the Galwan Valley, Beijing has made a close US-India alliance all but inevitable.

POLITICS

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How India must keep China guessing

Given China’s unpredictable leadership, India should follow Sun Tzu’s advice in eastern Ladakh. We need to be patient, inscrutable, deceptive and keep our plans unfathomable.

VARIETY

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When lockdowns become counter-productive

India’s challenge as the fourth lockdown winds down on May 31 will be to pursue a revival of economic activity without setting off infection spikes in red zones.

MONEY

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How Finance Minister gave liquidity lifeline for the economy but not the structural reforms India needs

Nirmala Sitharaman's economic package does not quite amount to the deep structural reforms India needs. It is a crisis liquidity fund to put the economy back on its feet.

VARIETY

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How coronavirus has stirred a new Cold War

The Covid-19 pandemic has set the stage for a long-term geopolitical conflict between China and the United States-led Western alliance.

MONEY

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Post-coronavirus, how India can bounce back

Most estimates place India's GDP growth in 2020-21 at below 2 per cent. Even that will be hard to achieve unless there is a quick rebound in economic activities.

VARIETY

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Lessons to be learnt as India battles the Covid-19 challenge

Ten days into the 21-day nationwide lockdown, there is a cause though for optimism as the number of Covid-19 deaths remains low in India.

VARIETY

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Why Wuhan is the virus hub of China and the world

The coronavirus is not the first time a deadly infection has travelled to Europe from China. In 1347, the Plague, also believed to have originated in China, killed millions in Europe.

POLITICS

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Understanding the bias of the western media in covering Delhi violence

Foreign media rarely analyse why an overwhelming majority of India’s 200 million Muslims don’t want to settle in a Muslim-majority country.

POLITICS

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Why POTUS needs India on his side

Much needs to be done by the Modi government to take the India-US relationship to a new level despite key challenges.