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To be precise

May 13, 2008

“India will never have a revolution. China will need one every two or three centuries... Its society is hierarchical… India is diverse”
George Yong-Boon Yeo, Foreign Minister, Singapore, in The Indian Express

“If rightly or wrongly, people perceive that commodities futures trading is contributing to a speculation-driven rise in prices, then in democracy, you will have to heed that voice”
P. Chidambaram, Finance Minister, in Business Standard

“Today, we have more IPL (Indian Premier League) teams than airlines in India. Look at the size of our country and the market potential—it’s huge”
Jeh Wadia, Joint MD, Bombay Dyeing, and MD, GoAir, in The Economic Times

“It’s not that we were going to starve or not get jobs or not have a good life or whatever, but you have this fear of failing and of doing something new, which is very natural. In order to do stuff that matters, you need to overcome that”
Larry Page, Co-founder, Google, in Fortune

“There’s a difference between improvising and massacring a cuisine”
Ashish Kapur, Co-founder and Managing Director, Yo! China, in Business Standard

“With the economy becoming more and more complex, risk management is the most important job in any bank”
O.P. Bhatt, Chairman, SBI, in Mint

“We have a strong dollar policy and although our economy is going through a rough patch right now, I think our long-term economic fundamentals compare very favourably when I look around the world. Over time, these are going to be reflected in the value of our currency”
Henry Paulson, US Treasury Secretary, in

“They understand frugal engineering, which is something we aren’t as good at in Europe or Japan”
Carlos Ghosn, CEO, Renault and Nissan Motor Company, on India’s low-cost design advantage, in BusinessWeek

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