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Constitution Nation

When I took over as president, I studied the Constitution, and the more I studied it, the more I realised that it does not prevent the president of India from giving the nation a vision. So when I went and presented this vision in Parliament and in legislative assemblies; everyone welcomed it, irrespective of party affiliations.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Strength Will

Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

New Flag

I was in high school when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled India's flag in New Delhi.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Never Anybody

For 2,500 years, India has never invaded anybody.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Believe Why

I am a sports enthusiast, and if given an opportunity, I want to be a sportsman, even today. I want to promote the sport that is indigenous to India. Kabaddi is a matter of national pride. Why can't cricket, hockey, football and kabaddi be given equal platforms and co-exist? I believe that can happen.

- Abhishek Bachchan

Radio Worldwide

All India radio was worldwide.

- Ajay Naidu

Your China And India

If you want your energy bills to go up, you should support an ever greater dependence on foreign oil, because the rate of new discoveries is declining as demand in China and India is growing, and the price of oil and thus the price of coal will go sky high.

- Al Gore

Precious Room

I'm a hip-hop dancer, but when I'm in my room it turns into this lyrical nonsense, and I listen to Phil Wickham and India Arie, who has the most precious songs.

- Alyson Stoner

Gender About

When the Nobel award came my way, it also gave me an opportunity to do something immediate and practical about my old obsessions, including literacy, basic health care and gender equity, aimed specifically at India and Bangladesh.

- Amartya Sen

Like Makes

The youth in India tend to be rebellious, as with everywhere else, and that makes Shiva exciting. He has the rebellious qualities that the youths like.

- Amish Tripathi

Career Your

In the India I was growing up in, history wasn't really a wise career option. People would joke and say, 'History's okay, but what's your actual job?' I didn't come from a privileged background and couldn't afford to be irresponsible, so I did the pragmatic thing and did a MBA.

- Amish Tripathi

Religion Liberalism

In India, it is not a contradiction for religion and liberalism to co-exist.

- Amish Tripathi

Like Make

I'd really like to make my mark in India.

- Amy Jackson

Get Amy

At home, I'm just Amy, but in India, I get mobbed.

- Amy Jackson

England System

The destruction of India's village system was the greatest of England's blunders.

- Annie Besant

Out Stands

Among the various vernaculars that are spoken in different parts of India, there is one that stands out strongly from the rest, as that which is most widely known. It is Hindi. A man who knows Hindi can travel over India and find everywhere Hindi-speaking people.

- Annie Besant

Like Them

If we were in India now, there would be servants standing in the corners of this room and I wouldn't notice them. That is what my society is like, that is what the divide is like.

- Aravind Adiga

Supposedly Dad

Indians mock their corrupt politicians relentlessly, but they regard their honest politicians with silent suspicion. The first thing they do when they hear of a supposedly 'clean' politician is to grin. It is a cliche that honest politicians in India tend to have dishonest sons, who collect money from people seeking an audience with Dad.

- Aravind Adiga

Generation More

The generation that migrated to the West in the 1970s or 1960s has now lived more in the West than India, and India has changed so much. My parents fall into that category.

- Archie Panjabi

Believe Other

We regard those other cultures, such as that of India, where many people live and believe and behave much as they did 1,000 or 2,000 years ago, as undeveloped.

- Arthur Erickson

Survive Lives

Who lives if India doesn't survive?

- Arun Jaitley

Bigger Nations

India does not have a problem of people grabbing share from a fixed pie. India is one of the few nations where the pie is getting bigger.

- Arundhati Bhattacharya

Loss Line

The bottom line is there are lots of problems that were not created by government. The biggest one is loss of middle class incomes, loss of good-paying jobs which was created by technology and globalization. Above all, when you can move a job to China or India, it reduces wages.

- Chuck Schumer


India is such a hospitable country.

- Daria Werbowy

World Other

Probably in 2035 we will pass that mantle on to China. It will be the biggest economy in the world, and it will go way past us and way past India. Given the growth, the size, the opportunities, I don't think there's any other place in the world that can match it.

- David Rubenstein

Love Here

I love Twitter, and my little corner of it is heavily weighted in favour of women, many of them writers: Caitlin Moran, India Knight, Lauren Laverne, Grace Dent, Deborah Orr, Marina Hyde, Suzanne Moore. I look at that list of names and think, 'Here comes the fun - fun that knows its way around a dictionary.'

- John Niven

Brazil Critical

Brand preferences and consumption levels in emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil tend to be more fluid. Consumer research is therefore critical to aid marketers trying to cement brand preferences early on as these economies develop.

- John Quelch

Source Conclusion

I have come to the conclusion that a goodly number of the fables that pass under the name of the Samian slave, Aesop, were derived from India, probably from the same source whence the same tales were utilised in the Jatakas, or Birth-stories of Buddha.

- Joseph Jacobs

Tea Living

My family said that I wanted to act even when I was a child living on a tea plantation in the jungle in India.

- Julie Christie

Challenge Secularism

Let no one challenge India's secularism.

- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Secular Then

If India is not secular, then India is not India at all.

- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

North Region

Kashmir, the 86,000-square-mile region in India's north, both is and isn't the India of the popular imagination.

- Hanya Yanagihara

Cricket Go

Cricket is not a rational sport in India, and we go overboard.

- Harsha Bhogle

Country Grew

When I came to India, it's just a different country, but the culture was same that I grew up in.

- Hazel Keech

Side Chinese People

By adopting the 'free trade,' or British, system, we place ourselves side by side with the men who have ruined Ireland and India, and are now poisoning and enslaving the Chinese people.

- Henry Charles Carey

Been Almost

Until 1914 I loved to travel; I often went to Italy and once spent a few months in India. Since then I have almost entirely abandoned travelling, and I have not been outside of Switzerland for over ten years.

- Herman Hesse

Good Helping

So many good fortunes have come my way, and I'm trying to pay it forward by helping to raise money to complete 'Bulbul: Song Of The Nightingale,' a documentary that brings attention to the social and human injustices suffered by the Banchara tribe in India.

- Ian Anthony Dale

Singing Living

Living in the U.K., there is no way to know whether anyone in India likes my music, but I was surprised to see people singing along while I performed in Pune.

- Imogen Heap

Culture Realistic

We don't have a culture of realistic acting in India.

- Irrfan Khan

Very Mayhem

I've spent months living in Africa and India. So it's not like I was sheltered when I started living in America. But my family laughed when they heard I was going to be in 'Transformers.' I learned a lot and got to experience Michael Bay's mayhem. It was a very colorful experience.

- Isabel Lucas

Husband Always

In India, I'm always 'Aruna Roy's husband.'

- Bunker Roy

Software Next

WTO is not the forum for labour standards. Next, the U.S. will argue the time zone difference is an unfair competitive advantage enjoyed by India that enables our software engineers to work while the Americans sleep.

- Jairam Ramesh

Country Basket

A country that cannot feed itself cannot have self-pride, and in the mid-'60s 20 percent of all the wheat produced in America came into India. We were agriculturally a basket case. And 15 years later, 20 years later, we have become an agricultural power. This is the famous Green Revolution.

- Jairam Ramesh

Borders Assistance

Following the devastating India Ocean tsunami of 2004, I founded Chefs for Humanity, modeled after Doctors Without Borders, but comprised of chefs. There wasn't anything out there like it, and there was a definite need for chefs to be able to offer assistance and aid.

- Cat Cora

Through Because

I never was a hippie! I went to India because so many friends like Mia Farrow and the Beatles were going there to discover truth. And so I went and trekked through India by myself, but instead of discovering truth, I wanted to join the Peace Corps.

- Jane Fonda

Visit Lot

I visit India a lot.

- Dev Patel

I See Palestinians

In my photography, I always lean towards the underprivileged because that's where I came from. When I went to the wars, I attempted to go and stand by those who were being trodden on. By that, I mean people like the Palestinians. When I go to India, I see really the poorest people, and I tend to be drawn to them.

- Don McCullin

Dying Go

I'm dying to go to India.

- Dylan Penn

Beauty Mind-Blowing

India is special, and its beauty absolutely humbled us. When we toured there as Major Lazer, it was mind-blowing to see our fan-base.

- Jillionaire

I Am Am

I am from Karnal, India.

- Kalpana Chawla

Courage Woman

In India, by and large, women are not educated enough to be bread winners and, within the moorings of traditional cultures, do not have the courage and the capacity to leave the matrimonial home. Given the inequality prevalent in family structures, the woman's right to opt out is suicidal.

- Kapil Sibal

People Breed

There's a difference between those who breed terrorism and those who fight terrorism. This difference should be recognised by the people of India.

- Kapil Sibal

Impressed Small Town

I travelled around small-town India a lot for a job from 2010-2012, and I was impressed by the energy I encountered in these places.

- Karan Mahajan

Year Mumbai

I came to Mumbai in 2000 to do a hotel management course. Following this, I worked as a marketing executive with Hotel Sheraton in Muscat for a year. It was in 2004 that I participated in the Gladrags Mr. India contest and bagged the most popular model award. After that, I did few ramp shows and ads.

- Karan Singh Grover

Positive Independent

India has progressed to a stage where a divorcee status hardly matters. What matters is that you raise a positive, independent, well-behaved and intelligent child.

- Karisma Kapoor

Think Vulnerable

I don't think women in India are vulnerable.

- Esha Gupta

Your Another

In India, if you are from the elite, dogs are extremely important. The breed of the dog indicates your wealth, that you are westernized. The cook, another human being, is on a much lower level than your dog. You see this all the time.

- Kiran Desai

Scientific Global

I want to be remembered as someone who put India on the scientific map of the world in terms of large innovation. I want to be remembered for making a difference to global healthcare. And I want to be remembered as someone who did make a difference to social economic development in India.

- Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Global Put

Indian business women like Indra Nooyi, Chanda Kochhar, Naina Lal Kidwai, Shikha Sharma, Swati Piramal, Anu Agha, Swati Piramal, Sulajja Firodia Motwani and Zia Mody have put India on the global firmament.

- Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Always Admired

Jack Welch is someone who I have always admired. In India, Narayana Murthy is someone who I have great respect for.

- Kumar Mangalam Birla


India is my motherland.

- M. F. Husain

Minority Lifetime

Sri Lanka is an island off the coast of India. There's two ethnicities there; one the Sinhalese, which is the majority and the government, and the minority, who are the Tamils. That's where I'm from. And my lifetime sort of began there; I spent 10 years, and I was there during when the war started and fled as a refugee to England.

- M.I.A.

Around Global

Indian cinema is no more limited to audiences in India. We have viewers all around the world, and hence, understanding the global perspective is a must. Cinema Beyond Boundaries would get the viewers and the filmmakers together and would help us in serving them with good quality cinema.

- Madhur Bhandarkar

Experience Woke

I only really woke up in India. It was my first experience of plenty, strangely enough, because everything in England was rationed. I loved sweets, but you couldn't get them; then there was this marvelous mitthai - I went crazy.

- Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Used Terribly

First, I was so dazzled and besotted by India. People said the poverty was biblical, and I'm afraid that was my attitude, too. It's terribly easy to get used to someone else's poverty if you're living a middle-class life in it. But after a while, I saw it wasn't possible to accept it, and I also didn't want to.

- Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Close Friends Had

I never really had any close friends in India, and I felt a terrible loneliness and isolation for many years. Westernized Indians don't like my books and I tend not to like westernized Indians - so we're quits.

- Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Education Country

There are over 200 million illiterate women in India. This low literacy negatively impacts not just their lives but also their families' and the country's economic development. A girl's lack of education also has a negative impact on the health and well-being of her children.

- Sachin Tendulkar

Badminton Popular

Badminton is not a popular sport in India.

- Saina Nehwal

Waiting Friendly

The world is waiting for us, the world wants to engage with us, the world wants to be friendly with us, the world wants to be our partner in prosperity, and the world admires India in many ways.

- Salman Khurshid

Sister Kid

India is my kid sister.

- Salman Rushdie

Bottom Address

Trickle-down theories do not address the legitimate aspirations of the poor. We must lift those at the bottom so that poverty is erased from the dictionary of modern India.

- Pranab Mukherjee

Will Terror

India is content with itself, and driven by the will to sit on the high table of prosperity. It will not be deflected in its mission by noxious practitioners of terror.

- Pranab Mukherjee

Education Believe

I believe economic growth should translate into the happiness and progress of all. Along with it, there should be development of art and culture, literature and education, science and technology. We have to see how to harness the many resources of India for achieving common good and for inclusive growth.

- Pratibha Patil

Want Japan

The greatest problem all around the world today, whether in America, Japan, China Russia, India or anywhere else in the world, is that people are not in peace. People want peace.

- Prem Rawat

Very Mentality

The mentality we have in India is not very sporting.

- Mahesh Bhupathi

Matter Nothing

It doesn't matter how much wisdom you have. If you don't have position, you have nothing. That's the tragedy of India.

- Rahul Gandhi

Borders Our

Few states, they have the international borders, state borders; in India, there is so much diversity in system. Unity in diversity is our system, so therefore, you cannot take for granted, whatever you do.

- Mamata Banerjee

Many Levels Our

India is known for much development that has happened since our independence, but at the same time, we have also failed on many levels. It is the responsibility of the future generation to ensure that all these failures are corrected and help create a civilised society with equal opportunities for one and all.

- N. R. Narayana Murthy

Self-Made Some

If we dispense with some of our self-made boundaries, India can really take its place in the world as an economic power. It hasn't happened because we, sadly, don't look at ourselves as Indians but as Punjabis or Parsis, unlike the Americans. Don't make such boundaries.

- Ratan Tata

Bad Entrepreneurs

When India got independence, entrepreneurs were seen as a bad lot, as people who would exploit.

- Nandan Nilekani

Read Thrillers

In India, we don't read thrillers; we read authors.

- Ravi Subramanian

Chance Traveling

Traveling in India gives you a chance to observe a renaissance.

- Marie Brenner

Office Boy

Now in India, a village boy who has worked his way up to work at a call center, or if he gets a job working even as a busboy in a Taj or an Oberoi hotel, he'll put on his wedding announcement with pride, 'Busboy at the Taj' or 'Call center, Office Tiger.'

- Marie Brenner

Lives Elsewhere

The Naxalite revolution - an ultra-left Maoist movement - in Bengal, and elsewhere in India, in the late 1960s provides one strand of 'The Lives of Others.'

- Neel Mukherjee

Born I Was Born

The day I was born, my house burnt down; the day I left home, the Twin Towers burnt down; and I lived in a jungle in India at 15.

- Neon Hitch

Believe Available

I returned to India because I believe in an India of honesty and hard work, not of corruption and crookedness. I believe in an India of openness and straightforwardness, not of hypocrisy and double-dealing. I believe in an India where opportunities are available to all, and not just to a chosen few.

- Shashi Tharoor

Far East Around

Imagine - four years you could have spent travelling around Europe meeting people, or going to the Far East of Africa or India, meeting people, exchanging ideas, reading all you wanted to anyway, and instead I wasted it at Roosevelt.

- Shel Silverstein

Changes Whole

Elephant populations in India and also in the whole of Asia are under severe stress. The captive ones are rendered jobless due to changes in the mode of transport and lifestyle of people. The ones in the wild are also no better off, as the forests are shrinking.

- Mark Shand

Coming Of Age Now

India is now changing and regaining its lustre, and it is coming of age.

- Nita Ambani

Feel I Feel

I feel completely at home in the absurdities of India.

- Upamanyu Chatterjee

Financial Country

What is important is that in a capital-scarce country like India, the real interest rate needs to be positive enough to encourage healthy growth of financial savings; we get into macro difficulties when real rates on financial savings become negative for a length of time.

- Urjit Patel

Lived Studied

I went to India, lived, and studied.

- Rick James

Life Visiting

My childhood and adolescence were filled with visiting scientists from both India and abroad, many of whom would stay with us. A life of science struck me as being both interesting and particularly international in its character.

- Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Nation Entire

I have this ambition that when I become powerful and famous, I will host an event of boxing or kick-boxing, which the entire nation watches. That way, this sport will gain attention. People will realise that there is a lot of talent in India.

- Ritika Singh

Thought Mass

India is the meeting place of the religions and among these Hinduism alone is by itself a vast and complex thing, not so much a religion as a great diversified and yet subtly unified mass of spiritual thought, realization and aspiration.

- Sri Aurobindo

Career Years

I was only 24 years old when a lady called Sabina Sehgal Saikia - the then 'Delhi Times' editor - asked me to host the 'Times Food Guide Awards,' so it was with The 'Times of India' that my career began in this field.

- Vir Das

Run Benefits

People understand what is good for them in the long run. In the long run, what is good for people is that India's economy continues to grow at clipping pace, 8% and above, that itself brings host of benefits to the people. It brings better roads, it brings better schools, brings more money to the communities, it brings more jobs.

- P. Chidambaram

Three Had

If I had to pick three of my favorite magazines, they would be 'Fast Company', 'Silicon India', and 'Smithsonian.'

- Padmasree Warrior

China And India

Thomas Friedman's 'The World is Flat' sold more copies in India than in the U.K. The market for go-getting business books or wonkish tomes by corporate moguls posing as philosopher kings has grown dramatically in modernising China and India.

- Pankaj Mishra

Movie Passage

A Passage to India. It is my favourite movie.

- Maurice Jarre