India is not, as people keep calling it, an underdeveloped country, but rather, in the context of its history and cultural heritage, a highly developed one in an advanced state of decay.
If there weren’t a United Nations, it would have taken the U.S. decades to reach agreements with 191 countries to do that.
A U.N. that sees itself as a check on the sole superpower is doomed to fail. We would rather be a vehicle through which the U.S. works with the rest of the world.
This week’s summit will be the single largest gathering of world leaders in human history. If world leaders rise to their responsibilities, the rebirth and renewal of the UN will be at hand. With its...
A philosopher is a lover of wisdom, not of knowledge, which for all its great uses ultimately suffers from the crippling effect of ephemerality. All knowledge is transient linked to the world around it and...
It had no impact,
On election days, the burdens of poverty and corruption and of a creaky economic system are put aside, and India celebrates. Many voters dress especially for the occasion… None quite voice the thought, but those...
That’s all they need to know to deal with him, … He’s being treated with respect in that regard.
The General Assembly has chosen Tunisia and we are all looking forward to a productive meeting there,
India shaped my mind, anchored my identity, influenced my beliefs, and made me who I am. … India matters to me and I would like to matter to India.
We need to scale up what exists in Africa, in various parts of Asia. There has been remarkable progress in China and that’s a reflection of the booming economy there, there’s been less of that...
In India we celebrate the commonality of major differences; we are a land of belonging rather than of blood.
In the modern globalizing world, information sows the seeds of prosperity, and those who are without access to information are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to building a better future for themselves and...
Everything is recycled in India, even dreams.
The United Nations cannot impose democracy on unwilling countries, but will certainly help in facilitating democratic institutions when a request comes from any country.
At bottom, the purpose of summit is to rekindle the ideals that animated the founding of the United Nations 60 years ago in San Francisco.
The exhibition serves as a poignant caution to us all to remember the base savagery of which human beings are capable, and as a call to arms to ensure that we all act to prevent...
That means international cooperation to resolve problems without passports, that no one country or one group of countries can solve on their own — human rights, terrorism, climate change.
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