for once, a civil servant who has delivered and who is not corrupt. this is how the singaporeans -- despite their unscrupulous chinese origins -- have managed to create a wealthy society.
in india the 'steel frame' has rusted. the bureaucrats are either corrupt or lackeys of the politicians.
and how refreshing it is that sreedharan does not denigrate traditional practices! and he actually reads "spiritual books" -- the economist couldn't quite bear to say that he reads the bhagavad gita, could it?