We always knew when we took on the issue of violence against women that somehow our opposition would come after us.
I have a theory that if you’ve got the kind of parents who want to send you to boarding school, you’re probably better off at boarding school.
I’m prepared to fight as hard as I can against unions entering the University on behalf of our students.
I have a very personal interest. I am a Miami-Dade voter. One of the issues is that my vote and so many other votes of women and African Americans in Florida are being discounted or discarded. I want my vote to count.
Extremely strong, effective, tenacious, and powerful political networks can be built when you fight losing battles as well as when you win.
In India, I’m always ‘Aruna Roy’s husband.’
School is something that you learn – reading and writing. Education is what you learn from the family, from the environment, from the community.
Who is a professional? A professional is someone who has a combination of competence, confidence and belief. A water diviner is a professional. A traditional midwife is a professional. A traditional bone setter is a professional. These are professionals all over the world. You find them in any inaccessible village around the world.
In my case, the long gaps between my books have got quite a lot to do with lack of confidence. A lot of the time when I’m not writing I start thinking I can’t do it.
People first concern themselves with meeting their basic needs; only afterwards, do they pursue any higher needs.