“Many countries have powerful elites with outsize influence, but in India, dynastic elites control the top echelons in every sphere of public life: politics, business, the media, and even Bollywood”
“It’s something I’ve always wondered about: the rich have so much, what does this wealth do to their minds that they always want more, they don’t want anyone else to have anything? Indeed, why does wealth make them lose all…
“At the top, we’re creating a generation of brats. If they have iPads and birthday extravaganzas now, what will they demand when they’re teens? And at the bottom, can you imagine how much resentment they must be carrying?”.
“English is not the voice of a confident country, but of one left voiceless. V. S. Naipaul called it ‘the riddle of the two civilizations’. It stands in the way of ‘identity and strength and intellectual growth’”