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Quota of Quotes

February 2011
Quota of Quotes “She’s cleaning up the outer landscape, and I am cleaning up the inner landscape.”—Simran Singh, 42, who runs a holistic spiritual center in downtown Lexington, South Carolina, and whose younger sister, Nikki Haley, is state governor. (The Atlantic)

“The impression is I've never watched a football match. I've not watched in a stadium but I have been watching the World Cup in India.”—Anuradha Desai, chair of Venky's London Limited, the Indian-owned company that recently purchased Blackburn Rovers of the English Premier League. (BBC.co.uk)

“My typical customer, which blew me away, is the young, white male working in IT, law and finance. They just want good, healthy food delivered to them.”—Seema Pabari, founder of Tiffinday, which delivers Indian vegetarian meals to office workers in Toronto. (The Globe and Mail)

“Scientists are not movie stars or politicians who will feel insulted if they are not showered with accolades. Scientists are not interested in accolades.” – Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2009, protesting the adulation he received during a visit to India. (Hindustan Times)

“She's a rare talent who will be a national figure shortly. People call her the female Obama. It's more apt to say she is the female Obama that progressives thought they were voting for.”—Political consultant Chris Lehane on California Attorney General Kamala Harris. (Politico.com)

“Rather than investing in India, give a holiday package to your children. Take interest in India. Exciting things are happening here. Let your children discover what is going on in the country of their origin.”—India’s Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, addressing NRIs at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in New Delhi. (India Today)

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