"India would be held back by the inadequacy of its basic education. It could be held back by inefficiencies in its bureaucracy, in the way it’s administered"
— Niall A. Ferguson, Professor of History, Harvard University, in NDTV’s Walk The Talk show
"I had this huge feeling of redemption—this indescribable feeling of owning a company that once owned us"
— Sanjiv Mehta, Mumbai-born entrepreneur and the new owner of East India Company (EIC), who is today poised to open the first EIC store in London’s upmarket Mayfair neighbourhood in March 2010, in India Abroad News Service.
"People thought that somehow we were publishing their e-mail addresses and private information, which was not true"
— Eric Schmidt, Google Chief Executive, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, suggesting that complaints about privacy invasions by Google Buzz were merely the result of poor communication
"Under no circumstances should there be any hurry or rush. The moratorium will continue for as long as it is needed to establish public trust and confidence"
— Jairam Ramesh, Union Environment Minister, on India’s indefinite moratorium on the introduction of Bt brinjal, in The Indian Express
"Twitter is a convenient label for people to attack me and unfortunately the name sounds so silly, giving a chance to make me sound silly"
— Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for External Affairs, in Mint
"Our favourite holding period is forever"
— Warren Buffett