Ehtesham Shahid
Ehtesham Shahid

Ehtesham Shahid is Managing Editor at Al Arabiya English. For close to two decades he has worked as editor, correspondent, and business writer for leading publications, news wires and research organizations in India and the Gulf region. He loves to occasionally dabble with teaching and is collecting material for a book on unique tales of rural conflict and transformation from around the world. His twitter handle is @e2sham and he can be reached at [email protected]

Interview with Brian Hook: We call Iran regime what it is – a ‘kleptocracy’

Brian Hook, the US Special Representative for Iran and Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State, was in Abu Dhabi as part of Mike Pompeo’s delegation touring eight nations across Gulf and...

BRIDGING DIVIDES: Is China an asset or liability for the developing world?

This is the second edition of Bridging Divides, a series in which I raise some challenges facing the developing world and open them up for discussion.Is China an asset or liability for the developing...

Bridging Divides: Ignore farmers’ plight as they are away from our sight?

On this New Year’s Eve, I am starting a series called Bridging Divides. In this series, I will raise some challenges facing the developing world, add a bit of context and then leave it to your...

VIDEO: Internet Society CEO says network resilience can help tackle Dark Web

On September 1, 2018, Andrew Sullivan was appointed as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Internet Society, the US-based global non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the open...

Lunch With a Leader: An Indian banker’s growth journey in tandem with Dubai’s

In September 1979, Suresh Kumar was headhunted for treasurer’s role in a large Government of Dubai project. He came here to explore the opportunity, somewhat reluctantly, with strings attached...

Why India’s MeToo movement is awakening of ‘nimble fingers’

“I hire more girls because they have nimble fingers, and computers need nimble fingers”. That’s how my ex-boss, in a leading Indian media organization, reportedly justified hiring...

OBITUARY: When ‘Frank Sinatra of France’ serenaded Dubai in four languages

It is difficult not to love a 91-year-old man performing live on stage. Thats exactly what maestro Charles Aznavour did when he serenaded Dubai in February of 2016. The French-Armenian...

India minister says increased solar energy use bringing power prices down

India has set a solar energy ‎target of 175 GW of power by 2022 and has already achieved 20 GW, India’s minister of state for external affairs, Gen. (Retd.) V.K. Singh has said. Addressing a...