"I am generally referred to as a 'dangerous optimist'. And I want you, my friends, to be dangerously optimistic about yourself and this great nation. Here I speak to you about the only 'ism' that I have believed in my life, and that is 'positivism'. We can feel around us this nationwide phenomenon of self-doubt. But I want to emphasise that amidst bad news, which is inevitable in any nation of our size and history, there is plenty of good news around. Look for it!"
- Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar