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Quota of Quotes

April 2009
Quota of Quotes

“You feel at home when you come here. You spend more time here than maybe at home or in office.” – Raghubir Goyal of India Globe, a longtime member of the White House press corps renowned for mostly asking questions about U.S. policy toward India and Pakistan. Goyal’s press pass may not be renewed by the Obama administration. (WashingtonPost.com)

“I’m so upset. They’ve started calling Indians ‘slumdogs’, just like ‘coolie’ was a ‘slang’ in Britain. Now in the US I feel slumdog is a ‘gaali’ (slang) for Indians.”—Bollywood composer Aadesh Srivastava, complaining about the impact of Slumdog Millionaire. (IANS)

“Because of Congress rule we have slums. Because of slums we have a movie on it. And as a result we have awards. So the credit for the Oscars goes to the Congress.” – Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, member of the BJP. (CNN-IBN)

“It felt really strange to be sat with big people in there with me.” -- Zohaib Ahmed, 8, of Hampshire, England, believed to be the youngest person to get an A grade in A-level math. (BBC News)

“We were semi-literate which restricted our chances to get jobs. But we realised our papad-making expertise could be used to earn small amounts of money to help our husbands reduce their financial responsibility.” -- Jaswantiben Jamnadas Popat, 80, the surviving member of a group of seven Gujurati housewives who founded Lijjat Papad 50 years ago. (BBC News)

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