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Minhaz has written over 4,000 articles and columns published in newspapers and magazines in India and abroad in a career spanning four decades. This is a small selection from 2019.

January 2019

  1. China’s Charm Offensive

http://www.businessworld.in/article/China-s-Charm-Offensive/19-01-2019-166158/

  1. Modicare Moves Up a Gear

http://www.businessworld.in/article/Modicare-Moves-Up-A-Gear/02-02-2019-166562/

February 2019

  1. Fine balance of prudence and populism

http://www.businessworld.in/article/Fine-Balance-Of-Prudence-And-Populism/15-02-2019-167217/

  1. Science, the New Frontier

http://www.businessworld.in/article/Science-The-New-Frontier/16-02-2019-167252/

March 2019

  1. PSU Banks Rescue Jet Airways

http://www.businessworld.in/article/PSU-Banks-Rescue-Jet-Airways/12-03-2019-167845/

  1. The Agriculture Dividend

http://www.businessworld.in/article/The-Agriculture-Dividend/28-03-2019-168560/

  1. Unlocking the Bankruptcy code

http://www.businessworld.in/article/Unlocking-Bankruptcy-Code/30-03-2019-168476/

April 2019

  1. Who crippled Air India?

http://www.businessworld.in/article/Who-Crippled-Air-India-/13-04-2019-169073/

  1. The hot new gig economy

http://www.businessworld.in/article/The-Hot-New-Gig-Economy/21-04-2019-169511/

  1. Why Indian startups love Singapore

http://www.businessworld.in/article/Why-Indian-Startups-Love-Singapore/04-05-2019-169998/

May 2019

  1. The new G3

http://www.businessworld.in/article/The-New-G3-US-China-And-India/20-05-2019-170660/

June 2019

  1. Modi’s new reformist agenda

http://www.businessworld.in/article/Modi-s-New-Reformist-Agenda/09-06-2019-171480/

July 2019

  1. One nation many polls

http://www.businessworld.in/article/One-Nation-Many-Polls/01-07-2019-172607/

  1. Privatisation hold key to Budget

http://www.businessworld.in/article/Privatisation-Holds-Key-To-Budget/02-07-2019-172638/

  1. Towards a $5 trillion economy

http://www.businessworld.in/article/Towards-A-5-Trillion-Economy/22-07-2019-173721/

August 2019

  1. Rescuing IBC from insolvency

http://www.businessworld.in/article/Rescuing-IBC-From-Insolvency/08-08-2019-174556/

  1. China after Huawei and Hong Kong

http://www.businessworld.in/article/China-After-Huawei-And-Hong-Kong/11-08-2019-174558/

September 2019

  1. End roll back governance

http://www.businessworld.in/article/End-Rollback-Governance/05-09-2019-175705/

  1. Modi, Shah: Vajpayee, Advani 2.0

http://www.businessworld.in/article/Modi-Shah-Vajpayee-Advani-2-0/20-09-2019-176451/

  1. The Two-Track Indian economy

http://www.businessworld.in/article/The-Two-Track-Indian-Economy/21-09-2019-176429/

October 2019

  1. Nirmala’s 15 per cent masterstroke

http://www.businessworld.in/article/Nirmala-s-15-Per-Cent-Masterstroke/05-10-2019-177145/

  1. Britain’s Brexit moment

http://www.businessworld.in/article/Britain-s-Brexit-Moment-/21-10-2019-177868/

January 2019

  1. How secular fundamentalists have disempowered two generations of Indian Muslims

https://www.dailyo.in/politics/how-seculars-disempowered-two-generations-of-indian-muslims-minhaz-merchant-congress-bjp-communal-politics/story/1/28730.html

  1. The toxic Lutyens’ consensus: media, politics and power

https://www.dailyo.in/politics/lutyens-delhi-prime-minister-narendra-modi-congress-media-arms-dealers-bofors/story/1/28881.html

  1. Why Modi could end up as leader of the Opposition in 2019

https://www.dailyo.in/politics/narendra-modi-2019-general-elections-rahul-gandhi-bjp-tdp-mahagathbandhan/story/1/29011.html

February 2019

  1. Ram Mandir: What new tactic Congress and its cabal use to delay the case further?

https://www.dailyo.in/voices/ram-mandir-supreme-court-babri-masjid-ayodhya-bjp-congress-cji-ranjan-gogoi/story/1/29268.html

  1. Priyanka Vadra and the perils of dynasty

https://www.dailyo.in/politics/priyanka-gandhi-vadra-congress-rahul-gandhi-dynasty-bjp-narendra-modi-lok-sabha-2019-uttar-pradesh/story/1/29410.html

  1. Pulwama terror attack: We can’t change our neighbours, but we can change their behavior

https://www.dailyo.in/politics/pulwama-pakistan-terrorism-mumbai-lashkar-jaish-e-mohammed-narendra-modi-bjp/story/1/29527.html

  1. Rafale: A lie travels halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes

https://www.dailyo.in/politics/rafale-controversy-rahul-gandhi-narendra-modi-anil-ambani-dassault-congress-bjp/story/1/29365.html

  1. Terror and sport don’t go together

https://www.dailyo.in/politics/pulwama-boycott-pakistan-strategically-terror-and-sports-don-t-go-hand-in-hand/story/1/29638.html

March 2019

  1. Building an India-Afghanistan-Iran anti-terror coalition

https://www.dailyo.in/politics/terror-crackdown-post-pulwama-why-india-must-join-afghanistan-and-iran-in-building-an-anti-terror-coalition/story/1/29848.html

  1. How the Opposition is helping Modi win a second term as Prime Minister

https://www.dailyo.in/politics/lok-sabha-2019-how-the-opposition-is-helping-narendra-modi-win-a-second-term-as-prime-minister/story/1/29943.html

  1. Tighten noose around JeM

https://www.dailyo.in/politics/china-pak-relations-china-backing-pak-terrorism-pakistan-china-jaish-e-mohammed-masood-azhar-cpec/story/1/30024.html

  1. The manufactured myth of Hindu terror – Part 1

https://www.dailyo.in/politics/lok-sabha-elections-2019-the-manufactured-myth-of-hindu-terror-samjhauta-express-blast-case-aseemanand-acquitted/story/1/30035.html

April 2019

  1. The manufactured myth of Hindu terror – Part 2

https://www.dailyo.in/politics/the-manufactured-myth-of-hindu-terror-minhaz-merchant/story/1/30146.html

  1. NYAY: Why the math does not add up

https://www.dailyo.in/politics/nyay-lok-sabha-elections-2019-rahul-gandhi-narendra-modi-why-the-math-doesnt-add-up/story/1/30233.html

  1. Annual Article 35A

https://www.dailyo.in/politics/article-35a-hurts-economic-development-in-jammu-and-kashmir-constitution-isolation/story/1/30317.html

  1. Dynasty vs Democracy

https://www.dailyo.in/politics/dynastic-politics-rahul-gandhi-nepotism-bjp-narendra-modi-abhishek-banerjee-tmc-mayawati-s-nephew-dmk-omar-abdullah-inefficiency/story/1/30382.html

  1. Race to the bottom

https://www.dailyo.in/lifestyle/racism-harvard-admissions-asian-students-sports-football-education-james-watson-science-africa-india-donald-trump/story/1/30482.html

May 2019

  1. The Good, bad and portentous

https://www.dailyo.in/politics/narendra-modi-lok-sabha-elections-2019-indira-gandhi-emergency-balakot-pulwama-nationalism-bangladesh-war/story/1/30549.html

  1. Computer, Cronies and Corruption charges

https://www.dailyo.in/politics/rajiv-gandhi-brashtachari-number-one-congress-rahul-gandhi-sonia-gandhi-bofors-narendra-modi/story/1/30606.html

January 2019

  1. Calling Imran Khan’s Bluff

https://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-calling-imran-khan-s-bluff-2708745

  1. The majoritarian myth

https://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-the-majoritarian-myth-2703522

February 2019

  1. India’s new Afghan challenge

https://www.wionews.com/opinions/indias-new-afghan-challenge-197302

  1. Mayawati holds key to 2019

https://www.wionews.com/opinions/mayawati-holds-the-key-to-2019-194234

  1. India-Pakistan tension

https://www.wionews.com/opinions/india-pakistan-tension-unless-nation-presents-united-front-terrorism-will-not-be-defeated-200191

March 2019

  1. Building the Indian century

https://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-building-the-indian-century-2729298

  1. Nehru, China and the UNSC

https://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-nehru-china-and-the-unsc-2733960

April 2019

  1. Pakistan army private limited

https://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-pakistan-army-private-limited-2738313

  1. Lateral hiring in government: Bridging the talent deficit

https://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-lateral-hiring-in-govt-bridging-the-talent-deficit-2742935

May 2019

  1. FATF: Pakistan’s Achilles heel

https://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-fatf-pakistan-s-achilles-heel-2747319

  1. Lessons from the 2019 election

https://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-lessons-from-the-2019-election-2752313

June 2019

  1. Rise of liberal right in India

https://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-rise-of-liberal-right-in-india-2757576

  1. Dealing with Donald Trump

https://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-dealing-with-donald-trump-2762858

July 2019

  1. Beware of ‘Modi is India’ trap

https://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-beware-of-modi-is-india-trap-2767874

  1. China’s moment of truth

https://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-china-s-moment-of-truth-2773069

August 2019

  1. India’s decisive dividend

https://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-india-s-decisive-dividend-2777769

  1. Taliban closer to power

https://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-taliban-closer-to-power-2781814

  1. Kashmir: winning the peace

https://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-kashmir-winning-the-peace-2785720

September 2019

  1. Foreign media’s India bias

https://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-foreign-media-s-india-bias-2789101

  1. Subversion of nationalism

https://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-subversion-of-nationalism-2792388

January 2019

  1. Modi Has Mismanaged Media

February 2019

  1. Quotas can be the “X” Factor In 2019

http://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2019/feb/09/quota-can-be-the-x-factor-in-2019-1936319.html

March 2019

  1. Where angels fear to tread

http://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2019/mar/02/where-angels-fear-to-tread-1945586.html

April 2019

  1. Can Congress change the narrative

http://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2019/apr/01/can-cong-change-the-narrative-1958524.html

May 2019

  1. China sets foot in the Middle East

http://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2019/may/04/china-sets-foot-in-the-middle-east-1972389.html

  1. China’s Charm offensive with Modi

http://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2019/may/31/chinas-charm-offensive-with-modi-1983917.html

June 2019

  1. Brexit will only diminish UK’s influence

http://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2019/jun/22/brexit-will-only-diminish-uks-influence-1993637.html

July 2019

  1. Building a new world order

http://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2019/jul/20/building-a-new-world-order-2006572.html

August 2019

The ghosts frightening England

http://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2019/aug/17/the-ghosts-frightening-england-2020104.html

September 2019

  1. What a ‘bold’ Nirmala Sitharaman must do next

http://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2019/sep/21/what-a-bold-nirmala-sitharaman-must-do-next-2036796.html

October 2019

  1. America-Pak endgame in Afghanistan

http://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2019/oct/19/america-pak-endgame-in–afghanistan-2049707.html

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