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Quotable Quotes

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It (Nano) came to be termed the cheapest car by the public and, I am sorry to say, by ourselves. I think that is unfortunate”
— Ratan Tata, former chairman, Tata Sons

“Unfortunately, there are a number of cases where investigating agencies and other authorities like Comptroller and Auditor General have overstepped their limits”
P. Chidambaram, finance minister, at a CBI conference

“Whatever the finance minister says should be considered as gospel (truth)”
Vinod Rai, former CAG, responding to the finance minister’s charge

“Reports of our death are greatly exaggerated”
John Chen, interim chief executive, BlackBerry, in an open letter

Ratan Tata, former chairman, Tata Sons (Pic by Tribhuwan Sharma)
“India is not a country for the weak-hearted”
Ramesh Tainwala, executive director & president, Asia-Pacific, Samsonite International , on doing business in India

“I’m too grown up to be nervous about an election”
Sheila Dikshit, chief minister of Delhi, on the Delhi assembly elections

“He had no long-term good intentions for the company or its shareholders or people inside the company”
Michael Dell, chairman and CEO, Dell, on billionaire investor Carl Icahn who had opposed the $24.9-billion deal to take Dell private

(This story was published in BW | Businessworld Issue Dated 30-12-2013)