The newborn revolutions in the Arab world might bring more economic setbacks, but are likely to harvest the seed of reforms, eventually bearing fruit of modified democracy. Revolutions are a time of transition from moral relativism to moral universalism. Only during revolutions do people realise that future is easier to invent than predict it. Whether or not the present Arab rise leads to significant effects on the world political alliances, the ground work base on ‘trust’ rather than on ‘techniques’ in leadership has begun. Radical left in India aspiring vision 2030 to capture power at the centre must likewise know that it is the only potential ‘harmlessness’ which is likely to make their position plausible. No doubt, a situation of emergency cannot raise people’s trust in techniques of rule but ‘character’ of rulers can.
S Abdul Baseer