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QUOTA of QUOTES

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
November 2019
QUOTA of QUOTES

 

 

 

 

“He represented his community with integrity, respect, and pride. And he was respected by all.”

– Sheriff Ed Gonzalez of Harris County, Texas, on Sandeep Dhaliwal, one of the first sheriff’s deputies in the country to wear a turban, who was fatally shot on Sept. 27 while conducting a traffic stop in the Houston area. (Washington Post).  

 

 

 

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“You take these decisions sometimes out of excitement for what your life could be. Then you arrive and realize it’s much different on the ground.”

Bhagchand Bheel, a Pakistani Hindu who moved to India in 2014 to escape discrimination from Muslims, only to find himself facing discrimination from higher caste Hindus. (New York Times)

 

 

 

 

 




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“We are committed to ensuring that Indian people have access to the finest goods in the world, products stamped with Made in USA.”

– President Donald Trump, addressing about 50,000 Indian-Americans at “Howdy Modi,” an event to welcome Prime Minister Modi to Houston.

 

 

 

 

 



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“If society thinks that wearing ankle bells, heavy stage makeup, and portraying female characters is feminine, then the act of male dancers making a conscious effort to ignore that nonsense and follow their passion should be appreciated and respected.”

Jeeno Joseph, 25, a New York-based Bharatanatyam dancer, whose love for the Indian classical dance helped him overcome gender stereotypes that deter some male dancers. (Huffington Post)

 

 

 

 


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“It’s really hard to explain to a 6-year-old why he can’t go back home.”

– Engineer Saurav Mazumdar, who went to India with his wife and two U.S.-born children hoping to renew his H-1B visa, but more than six weeks later the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi has not given him the passport stamp he needs to return to America, nor given him a reason for the delay. (Washington Post)

Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
[Comments? Contributions? Please email us at melvin@melvindurai.com. We welcome jokes, quotes, online clips, and more.]



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