Author: Dr. Jawahar Surisetti

Return of Anna

Anna Hazare, the single largest reason apart from the present Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, for the ouster of the Manmohan Singh led UPA government at the centre, has resurfaced after a self-imposed exile on October 2. Sources close to him say that he spoke to Mahatma Gandhi in solitude and decided to take up cudgels again for the Lokpal Bill or an Anti-Corruption Bill against the Central Government. Anna’s timing seems to be uncanny. The ageing Gandhian has come back to haunt the government when it is at its weakest stage. If this is because of the whispering of...

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Modi – The undisputed king

The election process in the five states rolled to a screeching halt with the announcement of results on March 11. Instead of writing political obituaries of Akhilesh, Rahul, Mayawati among many others, it is better to understand that even after a vitriolic exchange of diatribes in all states, the worst being the high stakes UP, it is only wise to accept that PM Modi is a power to reckon with. I feel that after elections when all the rhetoric has ended and the outcomes stare you in the eyes, it is always a good strategy to accept failure and...

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Note ban takes the nation by storm

The ban on rupees 500 and 1,000 denomination notes took the nation by storm. PM Narendra Modi, with his November 8 announcement, has sent the black money hoarders into a tizzy. One thing that Modi did well was make a great introductory awareness speech that got him the ground support of the common man. The mood of the nation was that of patriotism that said “we will bear it if the nation needs it”. Then started the journey of cash scarcity, banks pitching in and doing whatever best they could do by putting in extra hours, retired bankers pitching...

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