Guruswamy Nagendra Rao, who is also based in Bangalore, made the following predictions:
The months of November and December are months of trouble for the South Asian countries. Political instability and a reign of terror especially in Afghanistan will throw the whole of South Asia into chaos.
The sun which moves into the same position as it was 30 years ago bringing along with it despair and instability. Not only will there be instability in the government, but the pattern of life among the people will also change.
The Shani Peyarchi period will result in a lot of changes. Normally, there is a calm before a bloody period, which may begin at the end of October and last till the end of 2008.
In India, there will be political instability. The Congress will return to power, but there will be confusion over their next leader. The stars foretell that none from the Gandhi clan will lead the country in the future.
The effects of the political scenario will have a lot of bearing on countries like Afghanistan and Bangladesh, the brunt of which India will have to bear. The growing proximity between India and the US will spell more trouble, than good, for the country.
The trouble in Pakistan will end with Musharraf's assassination. Prior to this, there will be several bids on his life thanks to the growing discord among his countrymen. The Musharraf end will happen between late 2008 and early 2009, during the Ketu-Bhakti period. The fall of Musharraf's regime will restore peace for some time in Pakistan and, subsequently, Afghanistan.
Shani's transit will have a long lasting effect not only on the political scenario of south Asia, but also on the economy. The growing instability will hit foreign ties. Even the markets will be affected, as a result of which there will be a steep rise in the prices of various essential commodities.
Guruswamy Nagendra Rao spoke to Vicky Nanjappa.
Image: Newly appointed general secretary of The All India Congress Committee Rahul Gandhi gestures to supporters in New Delhi, 24 September 2007. Photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/ AFP/ Getty Images
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