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Sanjay Jha

National Spokesperson, Indian National Congress party

Sanjay Jha is the Executive Director of the world-famous Dale Carnegie Training operations in India, which has a global experience of having worked with over 400 of the Top Fortune 500 companies. Sanjay is an Executive Coach and Mentor who has advised top management, including CEO’s as well as senior political leaders.

He has made several contributions to Business Standard, Indian Express, Financial Express, Hindustan Times, Mid-Day, Tehelka, India Today blogs and, and appears regularly to air his views on print and television. He has founded one of the world’s leading internet portals called CricketNext.Com, now part of the Network 18 media Group.

Prior to starting Dale Carnegie, Sanjay was instrumental in setting up the private sector mutual fund industry in India , having worked as a Senior Vice President with ITC Threadneedle Asset Management (part of BAT plc, UK) and as a Vice President , Alliance Capital (New York, USA). His career in banking included stints with both Bank of America and ANZ Grindlays Bank. He started his career in sales with Bharat Petroleum.

Jha completed his MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur and his Master’s in Economics from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, University of Pune. He graduated with distinction in Economics from Fergusson College, Pune.
Sanjay has also written a cricket anthology titled 11—Triumphs, Trials and Turbulence in Indian cricket. Jha has recently authored a book called The Superstar Syndrome (The Making Of A Champion), co-authored with Dr. Myra White, who is a Professor at the Harvard Medical School. This book published by Random House was launched in August 2013 and featured in the Crossword bestseller list.
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Modi’s Image In The Jio Ad Is A Snapshot Of Our Times

Take a momentary pause and visualize US President Barack Obama munching French fries alongside a mammoth McDonald’s cheeseburger in a full-page ad in the New York Times. That would appear blasphemous -- the Commander-in-Chief playing corporate salesman in a hotly contested space also featuring Burger King, KFC, Shake Shack and the ilk. Such an event actually occurred in India when Prime Minister Narendra Modi featured in the ad for telecom brand Jio, launched by India’s biggest industrial behemoth, Reliance. Goodbye propriety?
13/09/2016 7:07 PM IST
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The Corruption Joke, Pal!

When is the last time you remember a prime-time debate or a newspaper headline featuring anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare? My personal guesstimate is not even once in the last four years. Practically no one ever mentions what had become then the national shibboleth -- the Lokpal Bill. What has led to Hazare’s ignominious fall and the dramatic disappearance of the Lokpal Bill from public memory? Was that self-righteous brouhaha just a deadly political game in clever disguise?
30/08/2016 4:13 PM IST
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‘Yeh Kya Hua, Kaise Hua, Kyun Hua…’

Rajesh Khanna’s tale is somewhere incomplete. To have seen such dizzying heights of heady fame and then to experience such impenetrable oblivion requires some inner toughness. Khanna’s life was colourful, complex, convoluted, and profoundly impactful. Even if he had lived another 20 years, the unfathomable vacuum of a rainy gray 18 July, 2012 would have still felt the same. We would still say, “Yeh kya hua, kaise hua, kyun hua…”
19/07/2016 6:23 PM IST
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Ignoring Priyanka Chopra

Not many can claim to have studiously ignored a gorgeous Miss World. I have that unique distinction. What makes it even more intriguing is that it was intentional. This is how it happened.
04/07/2016 11:17 AM IST

Drugs, Guns And Salvation In Benares

We see a regular rural landscape with pretensions of development -- hurriedly made haphazard structures, dusty barren lands stretching into dry fields, a cluster of tacky construction, flourishing small sweet-shops and retail traders co-existing with some fancy multinational outlets. Billboards at regular intervals have a beaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi reminding you that this is his territorial domain, one that he apparently wants to convert into a replica of Japan's breathtakingly charming Kyoto. I am told that real estate prices have skyrocketed high since May 2014. I nod in empathetic understanding.
20/06/2016 2:45 PM IST
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The Modi Government's Panama Siesta

The lame, languid and lackadaisical manner in which the Modi Sarkar has responded to the global Panama Papers money-laundering scandal is a manifestation of its dubious intentions. Of course, in characteristic style, there is a lot of media spin given to cosmetic gestures -- it's like putting a lipstick on a pig.
13/06/2016 12:21 PM IST
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10 Questions That Modi Sarkar Must Answer On AgustaWestland Scam

The sudden brouhaha created by the Narendra Modi-led NDA on the AgustaWestland pay-offs, and the targeting of the Gandhi family, only manifests the ruling government's inherent failures and abysmal performance track-record on multiple fronts over the past two years in power. But there are several unanswered questions that need to be immediately addressed, because, paradoxically enough, the finger of suspicion points towards the party with the lotus symbol.
10/05/2016 4:13 PM IST