I remember, in my first show in New York, they asked, 'Where is the Indian-ness in your work?'... Now, the same people, after having watched the body of my work, say, 'There is too much Indian philosophy in your work.' They're looking for a superficial skin-level Indian-ness, which I'm not about.
In India, nobody really talks about works of art; they always talk about the appreciation of art. You buy this for 3,000 rupees, it'll become 30,000 in two months.
Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.
My 2020 Vision for India is to transform it into a developed nation. That cannot be abstract; it is a lifeline.
Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.
We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage.
India has to be transformed into a developed nation, a prosperous nation and a healthy nation, with a value system.
India should walk on her own shadow - we must have our own development model.
India can live without nuclear weapons. That's our dream, and it should be the dream of the U.S. also.