Sir Winston Churchill – We shall fight them on the beaches
Winston Churchill’s speech ‘we shall fight them on the beaches‘ is one of the defining speeches during the second world war
Dr.Bimal Jalan – Globalisation: Is it good for India?
There is considerable debate in lndia today about the relevance and utility of the on-going process of globalisation for developing countries, such as India. This debate about the pros and cons of globalisation is, of course, not confined to India or to developing countries as a group. In fact, there is hardly any important global meeting which does not witness vigorous protest marches or picketing by the opponents of the globalisation process.
Dr.Bimal Jalan – India’s Economic Prospects, Are they Real?
Close to sixty years after independence, India has indeed become one of the fastest growing economies of the world. Hardly a day passes without somebody saying that India is arriving or has arrived. Even optimistic forecasts, like BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) by Goldman Sachs have been updated by newer discoveries of India’s potential and fresh hopes. Our place in the world economy seems unshakeable and set to grow.
Dr.Bimal Jalan – The Politics of India’s Reforms
Two facts stand out about economic reform in India. The first is that it is a mixed bag. In some areas, reforms have been successful. But in others, progress has been negligible or non-existent. The second striking fact is that once a policy reform has been put in place, it has not been reversed. In the past 15 years, India has had governments of all hues. Several have come and gone within a year or less. All have been coalitions. However, policies that are in the country’s interest have not been given up. This is a triumph of India’s open, participative democracy.
General MacArthur – Old soldiers never die they just fade away
Mr. President, Mr. Speaker and distinguished members of the Congress: I stand on this rostrum with a sense of deep humility and great pride – humility in the wake of those great architects of our history who have stood here before me, pride in the reflection that this home of legislative debate represents human liberty in the purest form yet devised.
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s Speech: A Must Read
I have three visions for India. In 3000 years of our history people from all over the world have come and invaded us, captured our lands, conquered our minds. From Alexander onwards. The Greeks, the Turks, the Moguls, the Portuguese, the British, the French, the Dutch, all of them came and looted us, took over what was ours. Yet we have not done this to any other nation. We have not conquered anyone. We have not grabbed their land, their culture, their history and tried to enforce our way of life on them. Why? Because we respect the freedom of others. That is why my first vision is that of FREEDOM. I believe that India got its first vision of this in 1857, when we started the war of independence. It is this freedom that we must protect and nurture and build on. If we are not free, no one will respect us.
Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of captivity. But one hundred years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still not free.
Farewell Speech of President Nitin Kunkolienker at GCCI 101 AGM
Hon’ble Speaker, Legislative Assembly, Shri Pratapsing Raoji Rane, Chief Guest & Key Note Speaker – Mr.Sivakumar Ramamurthy, dignitaries on the dais, esteemed members of the Managing Committee, members and guests …