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India should keep its financial focus earthbound – opinion
August 16, 2012
Prime minister Manmohan Singh’s declaration that India would conduct a space mission to Mars is either contrived or deluded. His government would do far better to build much-needed infrastructure instead.
Most political leaders are seduced by the appeal of patriotic bombast at some point in their careers. Typically, the more unhappy the period the greater the hyperbole.
Even so, Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh’s Independence Day speech on August 14...
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