“If only bureaucrats and the politicians got out of the way, people would do fine” — Lord Meghnad Desai

Economist Lord Meghnad Desai does some delightful plain-speaking about the Indian polity

Vadodara-born Lord Meghnad Jagdishchandra Desai went straight to secondary school at the age of five, matriculated at 14, was an honours graduate by 18, had a master’s degree before 20 and was a PhD at 22. This was just the beginning of a lifetime of achievements including a rare peerage from the British...

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