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Mihir Sharma

Opinion Editor for Business Standard

Mihir Swarup Sharma is the Opinion Editor for Business Standard.

Mihir Sharma
8 Aug 2019

Investment will not bring peace to Kashmir

India's parliament has rubber-stamped the government's decision to end Kashmir's 70 years of autonomy and turn it into a "union territory" closely supervised by New Delhi.

8 Aug 2019 2
23 May 2019

Modi needs to have less power, not more of it

India's long and exhausting general election is almost over. One of its casualties has been the reputation of the Election Commission of India, the constitutionally independent body that oversees the polls.

23 May 2019 1
18 Mar 2019

Not global enough

The US Green New Deal is merely an extension of old left-wing policies of the Democratic Party, that the 1% are holding back changes that would benefit all.

18 Mar 2019
Not global enough
14 Mar 2019

Mysterious election

An election as complex as India’s is fiendishly difficult to predict, with voters examining who will be prime minister, and local dynamics as well.

14 Mar 2019
8 Feb 2019

American monopoly

This is the moment when the American reign over the World Bank must end, and Europe should vote with emerging nations to make this happen.

8 Feb 2019 6
American monopoly
5 Feb 2019

India regresses

Those who supported Mr Modi as an anti-populist must be kicking themselves now that's he turned out to be an arch-populist himself.

5 Feb 2019 1
4 Jan 2019

Bright star, tarnished

It is hardly surprising that Sheikh Hasina’s party won last week's elections in Bangladesh but the scale of her victory is literally unbelievable.

4 Jan 2019
Bright star, tarnished
19 Dec 2018

Beijing sheds its friends

China has broken the implicit bargain: that investors would be able to make money and that the world would see a China all governments could work with.

19 Dec 2018
14 Dec 2018

Cost of victory

Mr Modi's India looks like any other emerging economy, with a tame central bank and a profligate government that wants to ignore the laws of economics.

14 Dec 2018 1
Cost of victory
3 Dec 2018

India's troubled airlines

The Indian airline business sector has also been weakened thanks to a combination of errors by both the private sector and, crucially, the government.

3 Dec 2018
India's troubled airlines