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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

Three-Track India

Minhaz Merchant

The government’s objective now must be to catalyse this process and convert India into a two-track country: an affluent class and a middle-class, with overall poverty significantly reduced

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West’s Discovery Of India

Minhaz Merchant

As India’s economy grew, the West reassessed its geopolitical priorities

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India’s Next 25 Years

Minhaz Merchant

India is today ranked as a low-middle-income country. China’s per capita income (PPP) is $18,500, roughly 2.5x India’s per capita income. It is ranked as a high-middle-income country

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The Runway To 2024

Minhaz Merchant

The runway to the 2024 Lok Sabha election has three signposts: One, jobs and inflation; two, welfare benefits for the poor; and three, resurgent nationalism

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Fixing India’s CAD

Minhaz Merchant

India’s financial policymakers will have to weigh multiple factors as they steer the economy into calmer waters

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A $30 Trillion Economy?

Minhaz Merchant

Who’s right? Neither. As it turns out, India will probably be a $30 trillion economy well before 2052 and obviously long before 2065.

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A Shrinking World

Minhaz Merchant

The economic and geopolitical implications could be disruptive due to falling birth rates

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IMF Corrects Its GDP Math

Minhaz Merchant

Data is widely regarded as the new oil. As China is finding out, and as the IMF discovered last month, there is no substitute for good data

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Global Economic Meltdown

Minhaz Merchant

India must stop seeking validation from others, especially the West. The rich world is interested in India because of India’s large and growing consumer market and business potential

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Democratising E-Commerce

Minhaz Merchant

India’s $1 trillion retail market is set to grow exponentially, propelled by two drivers. One, an aspirational middle-class; and two, growing purchasing power.

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