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Compiled & partly written by MELVIN DURAI Email Compiled & partly written by MELVIN DURAI
April 2012
QUOTA OF QUOTES “ It feels amazing to be able to (bring) such an important issue to such a global audience and to be recognized for it.”

– Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who won an Oscar for her documentary short Saving Face, which tells the stories of Pakistani women who survived acid attacks. (Toronto Star










“What we did wasn’t rocket science. It’s not the little bottle. It’s not the placement. It’s the product. You can con people one time, but nobody pays $3 twice.”

Manoj Bhargava, 58, who has made a fortune through 5-Hour Energy, the two-ounce energy shot that has topped $1 billion in retail sales last year. (Forbes.com)










“ The biggest interest in whiskey has come from the Caribbeans who love cricket and associate it with the sport.”

– Tony Bedi, president of the United Breweries Group in the United States, on the popularity of Royal Challenge, a classic Indian whiskey that members of the Caribbean community in New York City apparently associate with the Royal Challengers Bangalore cricket team. (New York Times)








“ What I didn’t learn till my 30s is that until I take care of myself, I can’t take care of others.”

– Fashion designer Rachel Roy, whose clients include Michelle Obama, Jennifer Garner and Penelope Cruz. (Wall Street Journal)








“ One of the problems with being famous is people mob you wherever you go. Many of them ask very irritating questions.”

Jyoti Amge, 18, of Nagpur, who is 62.8 cm (2 ft 6 ins) tall and was recently recognized by Guinness World Records as the shortest woman in the world. (Daily Mail, UK)





“ When I miss him, I write to him there. I wish him on festivals. It feels as if he can hear me.”

–  Malini Sharma, whose husband, Pawan, died in a car accident but remains “alive” on a social networking site. The 28-year-old Indian woman is among a growing number of people who are keeping the profiles of deceased loved ones active on social networking sites. (IANS)


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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