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“I don’t see anybody in Washington or anywhere else saying, look, this energy crisis is the biggest one we’ve had, let’s really put the best people to work on figuring out how to reduce the country’s dependence on oil”
Indra Nooyi, Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo, in Reuters.com

     Print Edition: July 13, 2008

“I don’t see anybody in Washington or anywhere else saying, look, this energy crisis is the biggest one we’ve had, let’s really put the best people to work on figuring out how to reduce the country’s dependence on oil”
Indra Nooyi, Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo, in Reuters.com

“If for some reason the government is not able to accede to our demands (to reduce ATF charges) then we will have no other option but to cut flights drastically and connectivity will suffer”
Vijay Mallya, Chairman, Kingfisher Airlines, in Business Standard

“There has been a 100 per cent rise in input costs in one year. These are unprecedented times. We have not seen such major movements in raw material as well as steel prices in such a short time”
S.K. Roongta, Chairman, Steel Authority of India Limited, in The Hindu

“Clearly it is time to move on”
Jerry Yang, CEO and co-founder, Yahoo!, on a joint advertising and online search deal with Google after rejecting plans to sell its search business to Microsoft, in The New York Times

“People in India are simple folks, who work hard and save. I believe that the simpler the product (insurance), the better will be the reception”
P. Chidambaram, Finance Minister, in Hindustan Times

“During the discussions, I kept on asking myself what Dad would have done if he was around. I think he would have done exactly what we are doing”
Malvinder Mohan Singh, CEO and MD, Ranbaxy, in The Economic Times

“Over the last several decades, revolutions in communication and technology have sent jobs wherever there’s an Internet connection; that have forced children in Raleigh and Boston to compete for those jobs with children in Bangalore and Beijing. We live in a more competitive world, and that is a fact that cannot be reversed”
Barack Obama, Democrat Party candidate for the US presidential election, in The Times of India

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