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Minhaz Merchant

Minhaz Merchant is the biographer of Rajiv Gandhi and Aditya Birla and author of The New Clash of Civilizations (Rupa, 2014). He is founder of Sterling Newspapers Pvt. Ltd. which was acquired by the Indian Express group

Latest Articles By Minhaz Merchant

Independent Suit-Boot India

Minhaz Merchant

Rahul Gandhi, the latest in this line of dynasts, should be the last person to begrudge India’s poor the aspiration to an assent up a socio-economic ladder his own family climbed a century ago

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India's Quantum Leap

Minhaz Merchant

How should the government accelerate India's quantum leap to middle-income status?

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India’s Buzzing Startups

Minhaz Merchant

The total Indian e-commerce market is expected to be worth $57 billion by 2021

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Ironing Out The GST’s Wrinkles

Minhaz Merchant

The GST was implemented a year ago amidst much fanfare. The idea was to simplify the complex. Has GST lived up to its promise?

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Ironing Out GST’s Wrinkles

Minhaz Merchant

Has GST lived up to its promise? The first year of such an overarching tax reform is bound to undergo teething problems, especially in a fractious democracy like India’s where regional satraps fiercely guard their states’ tax revenue

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Will Tesla Make in India

Minhaz Merchant

Tesla and Apple are two of the world’s most high-profile companies. If they are hesitating to set up manufacturing facilities in India, clearly there is a deep-rooted, systemic problem in the decision-making establishment

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Catching Up With China

Minhaz Merchant

Democracy, while priceless, carries a cost. India has paid that price. It is time now to reap the benefits

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Modi At Four

Minhaz Merchant

Overall, India’s Pakistan policy under Modi has been inconsistent and incoherent

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Insolvency And Bureaucratic Code

Minhaz Merchant

In India, economic reforms begin with good intent only to flounder in the quicksand of corporate rivalry. The IBC is too important a reform to be held hostage to the darker forces that inhabit India's legal and corporate world

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Air India Sale Hits Turbulence

Minhaz Merchant

Will the government, taken aback by the withdrawal of interest by both domestic and global carriers, change some of the restrictive conditions?

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