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Quota of Quotes

August 2010
Quota of Quotes

“There is so much work to be done. Even one drop in the bucket is better than no drop at all." -- Abul Meghani, 65, a former California resident who, along with his wife, Jyoti, moved to Gujarat to help the poor. ( Oakland Tribune)

"Indians tend to drink to get drunk, giving alcohol a bad name." -- Sundeep Kumar, a director with SAB-Miller India, India's second-largest brewer, on the growing consumption of alcohol in the cities. ( Los Angeles Times)

“I think it's great to see someone from a Sikh family (come this far), but I'm waiting for the day when a Sikh will run for higher office and not shy away from the Sikh religion." -- Manpreet Kalra, a 20-year-old resident of Newark, Calif., on Nikki Haley’s winning the Republican nomination for governor of South Carolina. ( Oakland Tribune)

“I’ve been No. 1 from first grade. I just can’t think of anything else better than No. 1. I have to be the best one. I have to get the best grade.” -- Salma Hussain, valedictorian at The English High School in Boston, who didn’t speak English when she and her family came to America from Bangladesh in 2006. (WBUR.org)

“Yes, there is some stress, but to be honest, it’s a lot of fun. Which girl doesn’t like getting a whole new wardrobe?” -- Garima Jain of Toronto, Canada, who had to buy about 10 outfits for her three-day Hindu wedding. ( Toronto Star)

“We are just really grateful to be a part of ‘Must See TV,’ a lineup that we've grown up watching from Friends to Cheers and Cosby Show, and now we're a part of it. It's pretty amazing.” -- Parvesh Cheena, one of several actors of Indian origin starring in the NBC sitcom Outsourced, which will air on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. (The Telefile blog)

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