Quotes by P. Sainath

Different quotes from Sainath’s work that I found interesting

Well, I would like to tell you the rat race is over. The rats have won.— P. SainathLecture: The Importance of Citizen Journalism

Growing insensitivity is often the baggage of deepening inequality.— P. SainathDregs Of Destiny

If we draw a baseline in the last Ice Age, everyone’s conditions have improved.— P. SainathDregs Of Destiny

Read the press on rural India. You’ll be struck by the fact that—in the press—the rural poor almost never speak. They invariably ‘lament’ or ‘plead’ or ‘cry’ or ‘beg’ for attention. Sometimes, they even ‘wail’ or ‘weep’. They rarely just ‘say’ things the way the rest of us do. Because we have decided that that is the way they are.— P. Sainath,Dregs Of Destiny

How agonized we are over how people die. How untroubled we are by how they live.— P. SainathGlobalizing Inequality

As famous last words, those rank along side the Tarzan’s “Who greased the grapevine?”— P. SainathGlobalizing Inequality

Then there are the ideologically insane. The members of the sect have no interest in either farmers or agriculture. Only in upholding their Gospel.For them, farmers are dying because they have not been reached by free market reforms. If more of them keep dying after they are reached, it’s because the “reforms have not gone far enough.” It hangs a halo of righteousness around wanton ignorance.— P. Sainath

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