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“We’re not saying anything new but that’s the beauty of the plan.”
Pawan Agarwal, advisor (higher education) to the Planning Commission on the 12th Five Year Plan (Forbes, October 12)

“A deal over the border has for years been self-evident: China gets to keep Aksai Chin in the west and India gets to keep the 80,000 sq. km of Arunachal Pradesh.”
The Economist on the 50th anniversary of the Indo-China war in 1962 (October 20-26)

“A good man… But the history of this country and the history of the world is full of examples of good men who did bad things.”
US Judge Jed Rakoff while imposing a two-year jail term to former McKinsey managing director Rajat Gupta (October 25)

“India and Indians are thriving in a free-market economy. Unfortunately politics in our country is mired in decadence and has been oblivious to these winds of change.”
N.V. Krishnakumar (Times of India, October 26)

“Your first time shouldn’t be with just anyone… You want to do it with a great guy.”
Actress Lena Dunham in an ad on first-time voting for President Barack Obama’s election campaign (October 27)

“This is an attack to silence courage through a bullet. These are the forces who want to take us to the Dark Ages.”
Kamila Hayat of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, after the Taliban shot 14-year-old Malala for advocating female education (Time, October 27)

“India’s claim to global leadership may ultimately rest on a very different achievement — on reinventing the game, with a sustainable, more equitable model of growth that can serve as an example for troubled economies around the world.”
Author Akash Kapur in a column ‘Search of a New India’ (Time, October 29)

“To my knowledge, consumption of fast food contributes to rape. Chowmein leads to hormonal imbalance evoking an urge to indulge in such acts.”
Jitender Chhatar, khap leader explaining the rise in gender crimes in Haryana (India Today, October 29)

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