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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

Science, The New Frontier

Minhaz Merchant

Less bureaucracy in granting patents and fewer votaries of pseudo-science will help India occupy its rightful place at the high table of global science

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Fine Balance Of Prudence And Populism

Minhaz Merchant

Over the next decade the country has a breakthrough opportunity to unshackle itself from the chains that have bound it, economically and socially, for far too long.

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Modicare Moves Up A Gear

Minhaz Merchant

Many observers, including Bill Gates, will be watching closely as India provides free universal healthcare to its most medically under-served citizens

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China’s Charm Offensive

Minhaz Merchant

China’s tech giant, is not the only setback Beijing is likely to suffer

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Return of Licence Raj

Minhaz Merchant

Many of the government’s regulations on drug pricing and real estate transactions through the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act are necessary and serve the public interest.

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Reboot Bankruptcy Code

Minhaz Merchant

Speed and clarity are of the essence if the IBC is to live up to its promise of cleaning up bank balance sheets

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Indian Aviation In Crisis

Minhaz Merchant

A fine balance will need to be maintained between pricing and costs to ensure the industry returns to profit and lives up to its potential as the world’s third largest market in the next decade

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India’s US-Iran Dilemma

Minhaz Merchant

India has already reduced its imports from Iran to appease Washington but bringing them down to zero is impossible

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Fuelling India’s Crisis

Minhaz Merchant

The energy crisis that faces India is potentially more serious. Fixing it will require creative thinking and swift, decisive action.

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Unravelling The Jobs Riddle

Minhaz Merchant

The government must focus on vocational training to boost both the number and quality of jobs

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