Essay

Nehru & VOA

Print edition : July 26, 2013

November 1961: Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru with U.S. President John F. Kennedy in the White House garden. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

B. Gopala Reddy was made a scapegoat in the VOA episode. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

The murky episode of the botched Voice of America agreement reveals not only the nature of decision-making in a feudal set-up in a democratic government but the flawed character of the feudal chief.
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