QUOTA of QUOTES
“I want to make sure that the next Muslim girl to come through, who wants to run for office, it’s at least a little bit easier for her to be able to be a part of this process.”—Nida Allam, a county commissioner of South Asian descent, who is running for Congress from North Carolina, hoping to become the first Muslim ever elected from a Southern state. (Spectrum News)
“Who told them to do this? Any Gujarati or Indo- Canadian would have told them not to go. It was minus 35 (Celsius), you cannot survive that.”—Winnipeg businessman Hemant M. Shah, on the Gujarati family of four who recently froze to death while trying to cross the border into the U.S. from Manitoba, Canada. (BBC News)
“If we play her songs one by one, we could hear her for a month and never hear the same song again. Prolific and profound. I mourn with the rest of the country for our nightingale.”—Actress Kajol, tweeting her tribute to legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who died on February 6 at the age of 92.
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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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