The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive.
– W. C. Fields
When I grew up in India, telephones were a rarity. In fact, they were so rare that elected members of Parliament had the right to allocate 15 telephone lines as a favor to those they deemed worthy. If you were lucky enough to be a wealthy businessman or an influential journalist, or a doctor or something, you might have a telephone.
– Shashi Tharoor