About the author: Dr Satish Misra is a Senior Fellow of the Observer Research Foundation. He has done his Ph.D. from Humboldt University, Berlin, in International Affairs. He has done MA (Western History) from Lucknow University. Before joining ORF he has worked with various English newspapers and magazines. He has produced documentaries for Doordarshan, the Ministry of External Affairs and the Government of Madhya Pradesh. He has to his credit some publications - India and GDR: Three Decades of Relations, India and Antarctic Treaty (Contribution), Indira Gandhi: A Profile in Courage (Contribution), Jalianwala Bagh Massacre and the Tribune (Contribution), Pragyan Varshiki Aveam Gyan Kosh (Hindi Micropedia) (Contribution), Gujarat: A Case Study of the Tyranny of Power (Contribution). At present, he is working on the annual review of Indian Politics (with main focus on Uttar Pradesh) and on monographs of different political parties.