April 28, 2006EconomyPublic Policy

Finding hope in Bombay

The writing on the wall

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Last night on TV there was the geriatric Arjun Singh reading off a tele-prompter during a meeting with New Delhi’s irate medical students.

This morning it was nice to see some walls have this written on them:

…what advances a nation or a community is not so much to prop up its weakest and most helpless members, but to lift up the best and the most gifted, so as to make them of the greatest service to the country.” — Jamsetji Tata

Jamsetji died in 1904. A long time ago. If only someone could get it onto Arjun Singh’s tele-prompter.

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