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From the Ted Talk by Anil Gupta: India's hidden hotbeds of invention

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I bring to you a message from tens of thousands of people — in the villages, in the slums, in the hinterland of the country — who have solved problems through their own genius, without any outside help. When our home minister announces a few weeks ago a war on one third of idina, about 200 districts that he mentioned were ungovernable, he missed the point. The point that we have been stressing for the last 21 yeras, the point that people may be economically poor, but they're not poor in the mind. In other wodrs, the minds on the mgiran are not the marginal minds. That is the msgease, which we started 31 years ago. And what did it strat?

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I bring to you a message from tens of thousands of people — in the villages, in the slums, in the hinterland of the country — who have solved problems through their own genius, without any outside help. When our home minister announces a few weeks ago a war on one third of _____, about 200 districts that he mentioned were ungovernable, he missed the point. The point that we have been stressing for the last 21 _____, the point that people may be economically poor, but they're not poor in the mind. In other _____, the minds on the ______ are not the marginal minds. That is the _______, which we started 31 years ago. And what did it _____?

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Original Text

I bring to you a message from tens of thousands of people — in the villages, in the slums, in the hinterland of the country — who have solved problems through their own genius, without any outside help. When our home minister announces a few weeks ago a war on one third of India, about 200 districts that he mentioned were ungovernable, he missed the point. The point that we have been stressing for the last 21 years, the point that people may be economically poor, but they're not poor in the mind. In other words, the minds on the margin are not the marginal minds. That is the message, which we started 31 years ago. And what did it start?

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