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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
November 2016




“Here’s what I hate about Irrfan Khan... I always think I’m the coolest guy in the room, and everybody’s hanging on to every word I say, and everybody’s a little intimidated to be in my presence. And then Irrfan Khan walks into the room. And he’s the coolest guy in the room.”

– Actor Tom Hanks, speaking about his Inferno co-star.  








“Pakistani artists are just artists and not terrorists. Terrorism and art are two different subjects. They come with a proper visa, and the government gives them a work permit.”

– Actor Salman Khan,expressing his opposition to potential bans on actors from Pakistan following the Uri attack. (PTI)









“I did what I think every American would have done. My neighbor would have done the same thing. Any Jewish, Christian, Sikh, Muslim. Anybody would have done the same thing.”

– Sikh-American Harinder Bains, a bar owner in Linden, New Jersey, who summoned police after spotting bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami sleeping in the doorway of his bar. (CNN)









“I always feel that if we need to bring any change in the society, then we need to look after our children from childhood. We should tell them what is wrong and what is right. We all are equal.”

Amitabh Bachchan,, on why he wrote a publicly shared letter offering advice to his granddaughters. (IANS)








“Wherever I go these days, there is just one question asked, which I think is quite intrusive, but, still, I am asked, both me and Saif, ‘Is it is a boy or a girl? Have you found out?’ And I am like, excuse me, what difference does it make. I am a girl child; I would love to have a girl — what is the difference? Probably I have done more for my parents than a son would.”

–Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is expecting her first child with husband Saif Ali Khan. (IANS)






“Our overarching goal is for the 21st century to be an Indian- American century—instead of a Sino-American century.”

–Chicago businessman and Donald Trump supporter Shalabh Kumar, chairman of the Republican Hindu Coalition, speaking at a press conference in New Delhi. (Reuters)

Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
[Comments? Contributions? Please email us at melvin@melvindurai.com. We welcome jokes, quotes, online clips, and more.]

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