I am not qualified to note things of such grand scale, but MM Lee Kuan Yew's recent memorial lecture aptly titled "India in an Asian Renaissance" deserves mention. Atanu Dey has done a commentary on it, which is worth a cup of coffee in its own right. Read the lecture in its entirety first and then the commentary by Atanu.
Updated: Correction for the name; Atanu Dey instead of Atanu Dubey(as written earlier). Thanks Rajiv.