Monday, February 22, 2010

Manmohan Singh has built a whole career evading limelight

Shekhar Gupta, IEJul 03, 2004

Manmohan Singh is known to be a quiet, self-effacing man, who has built a whole career and reputation by trying to personally stay out of limelight… His own non-political background and abhorrence of palace intrigue and lack of personal ambition or greed are comforting for Sonia Gandhi. 

Abhishek Singvi, HT- April 21, 2004 3:46 PM

From time immemorial, we have idealized the rule of law in precept and undermined it in practice. We have forgotten Cicero’s warning that
“we are in bondage to the law so that we might be free”
and that
“howsoever high you may be, the law is above you.”
We ignore Montesquieu who saw
“liberty as the right to do as the law permits”
and we violate William Penn’s apt words,
“Law is the insurance we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium we pay for it.”

Vinay Kamat, STOI- February 22, 2004 3:51 PM

Our mental compasses do not point to the West alone. They point every-where. Not Lateral thinking; this is multilateral thinking.

Arun Maira, ET - February 19, 2004

The change springs from deeper roots. While initially slower, it is more sustainable because it is founded on commitment from the implementers towards their own aspirational plans rather than compliance with an expert’s plans. [Remaking India: One Country, One Destiny (Response Books)]

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