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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 Hot New Gig Economy

Minhaz Merchant

The quality of jobs, rather than merely the quantity of jobs, should now be the principal concern for the government

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Who Crippled Air India?

Minhaz Merchant

The integration of Air India and Indian Airlines, far from saving overall costs through synergies, has made the merged AI a white elephant with unserviceable debt

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Unlocking Bankruptcy Code

Minhaz Merchant

The essence of the IBC is speed. The bankruptcy code mandates a 270-day deadline for resolving insolvency cases. But the IBC had not accounted for the ingenuity – more accurately, cussedness – of Indian promoters

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The Agriculture Dividend

Minhaz Merchant

India needs more robust growth to accelerate the reduction in people living below the poverty line

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PSU Banks Rescue Jet Airways

Minhaz Merchant

Few would have thought that India’s pioneering private airline would end up as a de facto nationalised airline, its future in the hands of PSU banks

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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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