Professor Indiresan wrote this a decade ago but true to this day:
- Our present-day leaders no longer encourage sincere effort the way Gandhi did. They take their cue from Nehru about whom it was said that nothing grows under a banyan tree. Nehru stood tall mainly by making everyone around him small. Present-day leaders have become a caricature of Nehru: they surround themselves with pygmies only. They clip the wings of any that show promise to rise to great heights.