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The Worst May Be Over

[This article was first published here on The Huffington Post] Inflation in Asia may have passed or reached its peak this cycle. In its annual Financial Stability Review released on November 18, the Monetary Authority of Singapore said that while inflation rose for most Asian economies in the first half of the year, the worsening global economic outlook has helped contain inflationnary pressures in October. “Inflation...

Hat-Trick Boy Stuart Broad Brings England Right Back

A little after Rahul Dravid reached his 34th test hundred on the second day of the India-England test match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, Alan Wilkins expressed his gentle displeasure to fellow commentator Ravi Shastri about the nickname ‘Wall’ given to the Indian batsman. “A wall can be brought down”, he argued – thereby implying that Rahul Dravid can’t be. And yet, if you...

What is Going on in Pakistan!

Experts say that the recent Lal Masjid mess was just the tip of an iceberg as far as problems staring the Pakistani establishment is concerned. Since many of Pakistan’s problems can occur here too, it would pay to study our neighbour! An year and a half ago, an American intelligence think-tank had predicted that Pakistan would be a failed state by the year 2013. It sounded, and still sounds, nothing more...

She May Be Out of Sight but Don’t Let Her Go Out of Your Mind

Giving someone the Nobel Peace Prize cannot be turned into mere means of passing a statement against that person’s opponents. But that is precisely what the world reaction to brutal massacre of democracy in Myanmar (Burma) seems to suggest. The world may be fighting for oil, but let’s spend some time with a slender thought called democracy. Aung San Suu Kyi was born on 19 June 1945. Her father, Aung San,...