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July 2010
Quota of Quotes

"The babus in the bureaucracy look at the NRI with contempt and the bill is another example of it. For 175 dollars, they are creating heartaches among the people." – Paul Karukappilli, president of the Federation of Kerala Associations in North America, on a new rule requiring Indian-Americans to renounce their Indian citizenship by paying $175 and obtaining a Surrender Certificate, before they can apply for a visa or Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card. (Rediff.com)

“The economic changes have meant that India no longer sees itself as a third-world country. This newfound pride will help us accept our own skin color.” – Filmmaker Jag Mundhra, on the widespread preference for lighter skin. (Christian Science Monitor)

"I have always been absolutely faithful to my husband. I don't know how clear I could be. I would say it in every language there is." – Nikki Haley, South Carolina gubernatorial candidate, denying accusations of extramarital affairs. (WVOC radio)

“It’s important that the staff not speak in hushed tones behind a guest’s back if he’s sharing a private moment with his partner or not stare at the couple in the rearview mirror if they’re holding hands in a taxi.” – Sanjay Malhotra, owner of Indjapink, India’s first travel agency that focuses exclusively on gay men, who advises workers in the hospitality industry to make them more considerate to gay tourists. (New York Times)

"If I was able to make the NBA, that would be something big for India." – Seventeen-year-old Sim Bhullar, a 7-foot-4 basketball player from Canada, who, along with his 7-foot-2 younger brother, Tanveer, plays for The Kiski School in Western Pennsylvania. (Rivals.com)
“I hope I win many more events. But if I don't, it will be very unwillingly.” –World Chess Champ Vishwanathan Anand, who recently defended his title against Bulgarian challenger Veselin Topalov. (The Hindu)

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