Home > Magazine > ChaiTime > QUOTA of QUOTES



Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
May 2017





“If this happened to us, it can happen to so many other people. The system is certainly broken.”

– Dr. Pankaj Satija, who was nearly deported, along with his wife, Dr. Monika Ummat, due to an error in their immigration documents. The couple, both neurologists in Houston, received a last-minute reprieve after two Congressmen intervened on their behalf. (Houston Chronicle)  








“As a Muslim immigrant from the great blue state of California, I’ll be a triple threat to Donald Trump. I’m running for office to fight against him, and to fight for our families.”

– Pakistani-American pulmonologist Dr. Asif Mahmood, launching his campaign for California’s Lieutenant Governor’s seat. (India-West)









“I’ve spent my entire college experience learning how to deal with economics and math. I work for a financial institution as a marketing consultant. I manage my mom’s finances. I know what I’m doing.”

– Chetan Hebbur, 21, a New York University student who is running for a seat on New York City Council. (Fox 5)









“I don’t know that there’s been a show about a woman trying to find love in New York City that has lasted quite this long. And frankly, there’s no more actors in Hollywood left to date.”

– Actress Mindy Kaling, whose show The Mindy Project will end its six-year run this September. (Entertainment Weekly)








“I’m a mother, and I want my daughter Krishna to live in a country whose policies are governed by compassion, not by fear... I don’t have to be Muslim or Mexican to be offended by what’s happening. As Americans, we should all be offended.”

Top Chef host and author Padma Lakshmi, speaking at an American Civil Liberties Union event on resistance training.






“I would say my happiest time is when I’m with my patients. I love connecting with people and understanding how I can help them. It keeps me human.”

– Indrani Das, 17, a certified emergency medical technician and aspiring physician whose research on brain injuries won her the top prize and $250,000 in the Regeneron Science Talent Search. (Washington Post)

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.]

Enjoyed reading Khabar magazine? Subscribe to Khabar and get a full digital copy of this Indian-American community magazine.

  • Add to Twitter
  • Add to Facebook
  • Add to Technorati
  • Add to Slashdot
  • Add to Stumbleupon
  • Add to Furl
  • Add to Blinklist
  • Add to Delicious
  • Add to Newsvine
  • Add to Reddit
  • Add to Digg
  • Add to Fark
blog comments powered by Disqus

Back to articles






Potomac_wavesmedia Banner ad.png

asian american-200.jpg




Krishnan Co WebBanner.jpg


Embassy Bank_gif.gif