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  • "The consumerism of India is different to that in the West. Here we still repair things that get thrown away in the West. Here things are used for longer, they last longer."
    Shashi Tharoor (1956–), Indian politician, diplomat, and author
    Source: Quoted in the Independent (London) (August 6, 2009)
  • "India copes with stress in the way that its roads cope with the traffic: constant chaos, surprisingly few casualties."
    Bruce Anderson, British journalist
    Source: Independent (London) (March 9, 2009)
  • "India will become the country of choice … It's already starting to happen."
    Narayana Murthy (1946–), Indian cofounder of Infosys
    Referring to software development.
    Source: Forbes (October 2000)
  • "The question is does India need dot coms? If you were to ask me this question, the answer is no, India needs infrastructure."
    Subeer Bhatia (1967–), Indian IT entrepreneur and founder of Hotmail
    Source: BusinessWeek (September 2000)
  • "A company's reputation does not necessarily follow it into India, which has been a closed market for so long that established global brands have no meaning for the Indian consumer."
    Rajiv Desai, Indian journalist and public relations executive
    Source: Indian Business Culture (1999)
  • "Indian businesses often appear to be weak partners … however, they are formidable opponents who can subvert the best-laid plans of international firms."
    Rajiv Desai, Indian journalist and public relations executive
    Source: Indian Business Culture (1999)
  • "Old India requires few tools, few skills, and many hands."
    V. S. Naipaul (1932–), Trinidadian writer and winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature
    Source: India: A Wounded Civilization (1977)
  • "Our private enterprise is more private than enterprising."
    Indira Gandhi (19171984), Indian prime minister
    Source: Speech (December 5, 1970)

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