All stories by Mihir Sharma
How long will Hong Kong defy Xi Jinping?Rediff.com18 Jul 2019
'The notion of a single unarmed town challenging the might of the People's Republic is a little absurd,' says Mihir Sharma.
Modi-Shah's biggest political achievementRediff.com26 Jun 2019
'A unified Hindu votebank -- the creation of the largest and most reliable votebank in Indian politics, ever,' says Mihir S Sharma.
What Modi and Shah must worry aboutRediff.com8 May 2019
'If the BJP becomes the new Congress, then an Opposition within will naturally emerge -- from the right, not the left,' points out Mihir Sharma.
Balakot strike can't be called a successRediff.com15 Mar 2019
'If deterrence through India's conventional superiority is to be established now, then India will have to escalate to a point where its greater resources make the difference.' 'This is, to put it mildly, both difficult and dangerous and thus inadvisable,' points out Mihir S Sharma.
Is Modi more popular in 2019?Rediff.com2 Feb 2019
'In 2014, he was a relatively unknown quantity, and benefited from the apparent difference that he brought to national politics.'
What 2018 Economics Nobel means for growth-hungry IndiaRediff.com23 Oct 2018
India has remained obsessed with cheap capital and infrastructure spending when instead the central constraint on Indian development remains the abysmal quality of Indians' skills, says Mihir Sharma.
Demonetisation was an absurd and dangerous policyRediff.com2 May 2018
In refusing to accept its failure, the government has sowed the seeds of further damage: by keeping India short of cash; reducing the headroom for responses to seasonal spikes in cash demand; and increasing the chances that groups will panic at temporary cash shortages, says Mihir Sharma.
The newsmakers of 2017Rediff.com3 Jan 2017
Who will make the most of the disruptions of 2016 this year? Mihir Sharma's list of probables.
Rahul may care about winning nowRediff.com14 Mar 2016
'For a party with a fuzzy ideology, one that lives only for power, having a leadership that thought vaguely about returning to power in the distant future was a distinct handicap,' points out Mihir S Sharma.
Exposed! Indian corporates' sloppy spy networkRediff.com21 Feb 2015
Reliance knows everything!
Modi must deliver all that he promisedRediff.com20 Oct 2014
The truth is that few ministries in the Modi sarkar are working on new and updated legislation of any kind.
The six big lessons of the assembly pollsRediff.com9 Dec 2013
If I were the BJP, I would not be celebrating quite so quickly. It can sweep its heartland in 2014, as it has shown it can do, but that heartland isn't quite big enough. And it can put up a good fight in towns and cities, too - but unless it neutralises AAP or similar political entrepreneurs, it may find itself tantalisingly short, just as has happened to it in Delhi, says Mihir Sharma.