At a recent seminar at the Foreign Policy Institute in Calcutta on the goings on in West Asia-North Africa, during a Q & A about the Egyptian revolution, someone asked, “How can we be certain democracy won’t result in fundamentalist parties coming to power?” Read more

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The evidence continues to come in of not merely a continuing rise in inflation, but a rise that will go on till the cows come home. Read more

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The appointment of the Khanal government in Nepal, accomplished after xx number of failed attempts at installing a prime minister, is broadly seen in New Delhi as a positive. Read more

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This Friday, people power in Egypt will face its ultimate test. After a week of euphoria, intimidation and careful government wooing, it will be seen whether the opposition supporters still have the grit and emotion to do the kind of rally we saw last Friday. Read more

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