India may not win gold medals. It may not top the world in economics, art or culture. But India is the world leader in breaking ships. Let the Americans, British and Japanese argue about who best makes ships. We know who best breaks them. Nobody in the whole wide world can break ships as quickly and thoroughly as we can. It makes me proud.
Last week Andreas Bernstorff and Nityanand Jayaraman of Greenpeace International held a press conference in New Delhi. They said that breaking old and toxic ships was very hazardous, exposing those involved to death and disease.