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Quota of Quotes

December 2010
Quota of Quotes "In Mumbai, we sort of take it for granted, we expect to do things on a grand scale. But it's a staggering residence by any standard." -- Columnist and author Shobhaa De, on Mukesh Ambani’s $1-billion home. De was among 1,000-plus guests at the recent housewarming party for the 27-floor building. (Los Angeles Times)

“We're turning a page on where we've been but the history's going to be on where we go." -- Nikki Haley, giving a victory speech after becoming the first female governor of South Carolina.

“In Asia and around the world, India is not simply emerging. India has emerged.” -- President Barack Obama, supporting India’s bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council during his three-day visit to the country. (New York Times)

“As women you’re not supposed to possess desire, let alone ‘alternative’ desire. And that’s still the bottom line.” -- Delhi-based journalist Lesley Esteves, on the challenges facing lesbian women in India. (New York Times)

“I was very nervous because I wasn’t sure how my personality would be portrayed and every time I showed up on screen, I was a little jittery: What was the film-Divya going to say next?” -- Entrepreneur Divya Narendra, who conceived the idea for social network ConnectU with his Harvard roommates seven years ago and is portrayed in the film The Social Network by actor Max Minghella. (Northwestern.edu)

"You have to understand that in every nook and corner of the country there are couples under threat. Our society does not accept love. There is a social stigma involved in a boy and girl in love." -- Sanjoy Sachdev, founder of the group Love Commandos, which started a national helpline in India to rescue couples under threat from their families for having relationships across caste lines. (The London Observer)

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