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Verbatim: Quotable Quotes

For a better quality of life, the BMW Group is going to turn data into intelligence. Soon, our cars will be digital chauffeurs and personal companions. They will anticipate what we want to do and make our lives easier for us

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“Everybody is going after Vijay Mallya. (But) a government entity (Air India) making losses is okay...is it? Parliament is sitting quietly and does not talk about it. Media will sit quietly and nobody will talk about it...holding nobody accountable. What is this? It’s hypocrisy”
— Mohandas Pai, chairman, Manipal Global Education Services and Aarin Capital, in an interview

“We hold firmly that the Internet is one of the finest creations of human mind and it should not become the monopoly of a few. We instinctively value the Internet to be open, plural and inclusive and access should be without discrimination”
— Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union minister for communications and IT, reiterating India’s support for the multi-stakeholder model for Internet governance, at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) conference at Marrakesh in Morocco

“This budget falls between two stools, between sending reassuring signals to the rating agencies abroad and sending even more reassuring signals to voters at home. In other words, it tries to satisfy both Modi’s interest and Moody’s interest”
— Shashi Tharoor, member of Parliament, Congress, criticising the 2016 budget for its “alarming contradictions”

“What the Chinese have invested into railways is a mind-boggling number. From 2009, they have put in more than 2 per cent of their GDP whereas our share was 0.4 per cent of GDP. The Chinese economy, which is the second largest in the world, is worth $10 trillion, whereas ours is around $2 trillion”
— Suresh Prabhu, Union railway minister, asserting that Indian Railways can’t be compared to those of China and other developed countries

“It’s (140 characters) staying. It’s a good constraint for us, and it allows for of-the-moment brevity... We’re changing a lot. We’re always going to make Twitter better”
— Jack Dorsey, CEO, Twitter, on a TV show

“For a better quality of life, the BMW Group is going to turn data into intelligence. Soon, our cars will be digital chauffeurs and personal companions. They will anticipate what we want to do and make our lives easier for us”
— Harald Krueger, CEO, BMW