Minhaz Merchant

OPEN TO OPINION

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

VARIETY

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Opposition against Bharat Ratna for KM Cariappa is a distraction. The real target is General Bipin Rawat

There is anger among Left-leaning 'intellectuals' against the army chief following his commendation of Major Gogoi.

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POLITICS

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Why India can't bank on Trump to curb Pakistan sponsored terrorism

US president can't back his talk of a new South Asia policy.

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POLITICS

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Kamal Haasan has done a disservice by raising 'saffron' terror bogey

To describe isolated acts of criminal violence or death threats by extremist Hindu groups as organised terror devalues the real fight against terrorism.

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POLITICS

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Xi Jinping: How India can handle China’s strongman

Historical errors of judgement have allowed Beijing to control the narrative for decades.

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POLITICS

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What we know about who's winning Gujarat Assembly elections

While Congress focuses on disenchanted Dalits, Patidars, OBCs and Muslims, the women of Gujarat could tip the poll in BJP’s favour.

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VARIETY

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Why Shashi Tharoor is wrong about Britain's colonial debt to India

The debt to India at today's prices would easily cross £3 trillion and reparations are needed.

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VARIETY

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POLITICS

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Can Rahul Gandhi revive the Congress ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls?

Can the party provide the BJP with the contest Indian democracy needs? Not until it changes its dynastic DNA.

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POLITICS

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Are Supreme Court judges right in saying social media must be regulated?

Adding one more regulatory layer to those that already exist will not achieve balance.

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POLITICS

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Lord Ram, not economy, will help Modi win in 2019

To reach the comfort zone of 300-plus Lok Sabha seats, BJP must win big in Uttar Pardesh.

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