QUOTA of QUOTES
“If this happened to us, it can happen to so many other people. The system is certainly broken.”
– Dr. Pankaj Satija, who was nearly deported, along with his wife, Dr. Monika Ummat, due to an error in their immigration documents. The couple, both neurologists in Houston, received a last-minute reprieve after two Congressmen intervened on their behalf. (Houston Chronicle)
“As a Muslim immigrant from the great blue state of California, I’ll be a triple threat to Donald Trump. I’m running for office to fight against him, and to fight for our families.”
– Pakistani-American pulmonologist Dr. Asif Mahmood, launching his campaign for California’s Lieutenant Governor’s seat. (India-West)
“I’ve spent my entire college experience learning how to deal with economics and math. I work for a financial institution as a marketing consultant. I manage my mom’s finances. I know what I’m doing.”
– Chetan Hebbur, 21, a New York University student who is running for a seat on New York City Council. (Fox 5)
“I don’t know that there’s been a show about a woman trying to find love in New York City that has lasted quite this long. And frankly, there’s no more actors in Hollywood left to date.”
– Actress Mindy Kaling, whose show The Mindy Project will end its six-year run this September. (Entertainment Weekly)
“I’m a mother, and I want my daughter Krishna to live in a country whose policies are governed by compassion, not by fear... I don’t have to be Muslim or Mexican to be offended by what’s happening. As Americans, we should all be offended.”
– Top Chef host and author Padma Lakshmi, speaking at an American Civil Liberties Union event on resistance training.
“I would say my happiest time is when I’m with my patients. I love connecting with people and understanding how I can help them. It keeps me human.”
– Indrani Das, 17, a certified emergency medical technician and aspiring physician whose research on brain injuries won her the top prize and $250,000 in the Regeneron Science Talent Search. (Washington Post)
Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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