To Sonia Ji with due respect - When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal. - Napoleon Hill And little consolation that the Indian National Congress can get from the following quote: It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies." - Arthur Calwell Quotes
''Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.'' To say the least, Im ashamed to write these lines of Dallin H. Oaks here. We're a nation obsessed with cinema posters and larger cut-outs of politicians. These are so empowered and dazzling that everything in life seems to be fading into insignificance - of course the exception is Narendra Modi and his frequent guffaws.
Tarun Tejpal's unfortunate fall from grace reminds me the book "Why Great Men Fall" written by Wayde Goodall and following are some relevant quotes from it: "We are given talent but we choose to have character."
'The right to freedom of expression' is recognized as a human right under Article 19 of the 'Universal Declaration of Human Rights' and recognized in 'International Human Rights Law' in the 'International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).' Article 19 of the ICCPR states that 'everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference' and 'everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice'.