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Quotable Quotes

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What the company plans to do is certainly not in conformity with Net neutrality. But one cannot say the move is illegal”
—Rahul Khulla, chairman, Trai, on Airtel’s move to charge customers a higher tariff for making voice calls from its network using apps like Skype, Viber, etc., than what it charges for data
“We’re not at a stage here where me visiting Cuba or President Castro coming to the United States is on the cards”
—Barack Obama, US President, in response to speculation around him meeting Raul Castro, after he announced plans to launch efforts to normalise relations with the communist nation
“I have an aspiration that... we can empower every individual citizen of India and every business organisation and institution in India to be able to thrive with new technology. So I am looking forward to be a part of both Digital India and Make in India”
—Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft, during a visit to Delhi
“When the rouble sinks, it’s a bloodbath for everybody. It’s red ink, people are losing money, all car manufacturers are losing money”
—Carlos Ghosn, CEO, Renault Nissan, on the decline of the rouble, which has halved in value against the dollar this year, forcing the company to stop taking orders in Russia for some time
“This is my worst nightmare.  But there is no stopping”
—Tony Fernandes, CEO, AirAsia, after AirAsia flight QZ8501 went missing on 27 December with 162 people on board
“If India grows steadily and does the structural things right and carefully unties knots, builds an institutional process which sort of cleans up corruption, and the baggage in the system, I see it as a wonderful marathon”
—Uday Kotak, executive vice-chairman & MD, Kotak Mahindra Bank, in an interview
“I have an association with railways that is older than what most railway employees can claim to have”
—Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, recalling his childhood, when he sold tea near a railway station. He went on to state that the Indian Railways would not be privatised
(This story was published in BW | Businessworld Issue Dated 26-01-2015)