QUOTA of QUOTES
“I feel extremely proud. It’s good to show other up-and-coming Asian, South Asian females that if you work hard enough you too can climb the ladder of success.”—Capt. Pratima Bhullar Maldonado,who recently became the New York Police Department’s first female South Asian captain. (CBS News)
“I used to sing in the chorus and in Antakshri, then God gave me creativity, so I thought why not sing a song. The whole world started loving my voice after Indian Matchmaking.”—Sima Taparia, matchmaker on the popular Netflix series, who released her debut song “Shadi ki Tayaree.” (Mid-Day)
“Wouldn’t have done it without the love and support of my family. Mom, who gave up her PhD to homeschool us. Dad, who juggled hectic days of work for me to achieve my dreams. Sis, who made the stressful days less stressful with her jokes.”—Tweet from Tanishq Mathew Abraham, who earned a PhD in biomedical engineering from UC Davis at the age of 19.
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Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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