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

POLITICS

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Trump’s controversial Jerusalem decision could rip the veil off Saudi-Israel alliance

For India, the changing geopolitical landscape in the Middle East presents several challenges and opportunities.

POLITICS

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Build the Ram Temple, but also build hospitals and schools in Ayodhya

Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath has wisely kept himself out of the controversy, leaving it to the Supreme Court.

POLITICS

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Gujarat elections: Why it's make or break for Rahul Gandhi

Would it not have been wiser for new to-be Congress president to wait for the Karnataka poll to move up a rung?

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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How BJP's regressive missteps help its critics build myth of 'Hindu Pakistan'

Its reaction to the uproar over the movie Padmavati has been unconscionable.

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.

POLITICS

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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.

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.

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.