„There are moments in history when brooding tragedy and its dark shadows can be lightened by recalling great moments of the past.“

—  Indíra Gándhí, Letter to Richard Nixon (December 15, 1971) http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/mag/2005/07/03/stories/2005070300090100.htm.
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