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Quota Of Quotes

February 2007
Quota Of Quotes

"I have not lost my identity. People respect you when you retain your identity. I am a practicing Hindu. I am a vegetarian." – New Jersey state legislator Upendra Chivukula, speaking at the Indian American Forum for Political Education convention. (Rediff.com)

"I just want every Indian to be extremely proud that I'm in here." – Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, on taking part in the British reality show Celebrity Big Brother. (BBC.co.uk)

"Most people who go to a party with their parents try to run away from them. Not me. If I want to meet girls, I just stand near him." – Zafar Rushdie, 27, son of author Salman Rushdie. (Sunday Times, London.)

"At best my family will call me governor, at worst I'm a Jeopardy! question." – New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Kris Kolluri, who became the first Indian-American governor of a state when he was sworn in as acting governor during the one-day absence of Gov. Jon S. Corzine, the Senate president, the Assembly speaker and the attorney general. (AP)

"The movie cannot be watched by Indian families as it depicts vulgarity." – Mumbai lawyer Shailendra Dwivedi, who filed a case against "Dhoom 2," contending that a kissing scene involving Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan violated India's obscenity laws. (AFP)

"It's a shameful blot on Indian women." – Politician Mamta Sharma, responding to a picture showing Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje greeting Biocon India CEO Kiran Majumdar-Shaw with a kiss at an economic forum. (TheAge.com.au)

"If kissing is so bad, how come we ended up with over a billion people? Having sex with anything that moves is fine, but don't kiss." -- Freelance editor Srinvasan Dutta, on the kissing controversy. (TheA

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