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QUOTA OF QUOTES

Compiled and partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled and partly written by Melvin Durai
February 2012
QUOTA OF QUOTES “ There would be a lot less trouble in the world
if people could learn to not take themselves so seriously,
if we could learn to assume the best about each other.”

– Cincinnati-based funnyman Rajiv Satyal,
who went on a seven-city comedy tour of India
in January with two other Indian-American comics.
The tour, called “Make Chai, Not War,” was sponsored
by the U.S. State Department
in part to promote religious tolerance.
(Economic Times)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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“I did not know how to write a
song about a guy who has just been
dumped in a funny way. I did not
think. It just came to me.”

– Tamil actor Dhanush,
whose “Tamglish” song
“Why This Kolaveri Di”
became a surprise YouTube hit.
(Times of India)

 

 

 

 

 


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“ I know the marriage was unusual
but I could say the distance
doesn’t matter in the modern world.
People can share their lives through
modern technology.”


– U.K.-based Syed Islam, 28, who courted and
married Monira Chowdhury of Pennsylvania through
Skype. Monira, also 28, joined her husband in England
three months after their long-distance wedding.
(The Daily Mail)

 

 

 




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“ I knew that it was going to be
really dark and really challenging,
but I knew at the end of this path
it’s going to be really beautiful, so I
thought I should stick to my dream.”


KE. Sarathbabu, a former slum dweller
who became an IIM graduate and chose to
start a business and employ the poor, rather
than accept a high-paying job. His Chennai-based
catering business, Foodking, has seven outlets and
employs 250 people. (BBC News)

 

 




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“ This is a golden period for
Dalits. ... India is moving from a
caste-based to a class-based society,
where if you have all the goodies in
life and your bank account is booming,
you are acceptable.”


Chandra Bhan Prasad,
a Dalit activist and researcher.
(The New York Times)

 

 

 



“ If you think any of those scenes are kissing scenes, you
don’t know how to kiss! Come on stage, and I’ll teach you how
it’s done!”

– Hrithik Roshan, to a red-faced journalist
who had asked him about a scene with Katrina Kaif in
the movie Agneepath. (Times of India)

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