More than 30 years ago, when I had embarked upon the fight against child labour, it was not even considered an issue worth any discussion. It was accepted as a way of life in India, much like it was in other countries. Today, no country or business or society can throw this issue away.
Men of action, above all those whose actions are guided by love, live forever.
Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described – and will be, after our deaths – by each of the family members who believe they know us.
It was around 4 p.m. in the afternoon. I was just taking a nap. Luckily, my sister was home.
Capitalism is a stupid system, a backward system.
We’re going to fight racism not with racism, but we’re going to fight with solidarity. We say we’re not going to fight capitalism with black capitalism, but we’re going to fight it with socialism.
I am in total ecstasy with where my life is now.
Teaching has always been, for me, linked to issues of social justice. I’ve never considered it a neutral or passive profession.
There can be no darker or more devastating tragedy than the death of man’s faith in himself and in his power to direct his future.
I feel that man-hating is an honorable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.