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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

The $400 Billion Question

Minhaz Merchant

Does India need such a high level of foreign exchange reserves which, parked in us treasury bonds, earn one per cent annual interest? Two, can the reserves be put to more productive use?

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Putting Economy On Track

Minhaz Merchant

No two economists though agree on the key question: Now what? clearly some nuanced thinking is required

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Good And Simple Tax

Minhaz Merchant

The GST should simplify paperwork. This can happen only with a single gst rate for almost all goods and services

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Reforming India’s Healthcare System

Minhaz Merchant

The problems in government hospitals are of a different dimension entirely... sanitary conditions and infrastructure

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India Hones ‘Act-East’ Policy

Minhaz Merchant

Modi has also sent a powerful message to China which has disputes with several asean member-nations

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The Next 30 Years

Minhaz Merchant

Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the fifth phase of India’s economic growth is still incipient

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Dealing With Militant China

Minhaz Merchant

Three years later the relationship lies in tatters. The signs were ominous at that September meeting itself

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Smart Cities Need Smart Governing

Minhaz Merchant

Mumbai is poorly served not only in its roads the BMC builds but also in traffic management

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How To Privatise Air India

Minhaz Merchant

It’s time India reversed the post-independence decision to nationalise Tata Airlines and rename it Air India

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An Arab Tightrope For India

Minhaz Merchant

India now has the opportunity to play the honest broker along with the United States right across the Middle East

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