Quota of Quotes
– Comedian Russell Peters, on his impending divorce from Monica Diaz, whom he married in 2010. The couple have a 20-month-old daughter, Crystianna. (Canadian Press).
“It really raises the question of what’s next, what’s allowable. Taxes on people who refuse to eat tofu or refuse to drive a Chevy Volt ... this whole ruling I think is ridiculous. It’s a huge expansion of federal power.”
– Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, explaining why he doesn’t plan to implement “Obamacare,” despite the recent Supreme Court ruling. (Forbes.com)
“Whenever I write a new song I dig, it makes me proud because it’s a manifestation of myself that’s going to be spread around the world. But quite honestly, I’m still waiting to achieve some big things to really feel proud.”
– Urban/indie/ pop singer Sid Sriram, who recently produced a project called “A Conscious Mind: Live Sessions,” a video EP. (Buzzine)
“ I thought the first part of my series in 2005 would have to face all this. We are in 2012, for god`s sake! It really seems like the world is coming to an end. ”
– Film producer Ekta Kapoor, complaining about censorship of Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, the sequel to 2005’s Kyaa Kool Hai Hum. (IANS)
“ We need to make sure we are not portraying a one-dimensional picture of our community. We have to look at those who are not as much of a success story.”
– Deepa Iyer, executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together, expressing concerns that a Pew Research Center report showing that Indian Americans are the most educated and highest earning population in America may make it harder for the less privileged to receive assistance from government institutions and philanthropic organizations. (NPR)
“ Something ching ching ching ching they start speaking, I don’t know what. Even they don’t know what! We are feeling bad. We are Indian. Ya, the face is different. But heart is Indian.”
– Manipur native Mary Kom, a five-time world boxing champion and Olympic medal favorite, on the taunting she and other Northeastern athletes face when they walk the streets of Delhi. (More Intelligent Life)
Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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