"Rahul is not a national leader but an international leader and he can contest elections in India as well as in Italy."
— Narendra Modi, Gujarat Chief Minister on Rahul Gandhi.
"Diesel prices are up primarily because of international crude prices. Beer is expensive due to excessive state government taxes."
— Vijay Mallya, MP and entrepreneur on diesel price hike.
"I don't have any friends in the industry. Here you come on a transit visa."
— M a d h u r B h a n d a r k a r , filmmaker, on Bollywood.
"We cannot forget Gujarat riots….we have to think twice before taking a step lest it helps such force."
—Ramgopal Yadav, Samajwadi Party leader indicating possible support to the UPA government.
"Bandhs do not bring any solutions. They just create political pollution."
—M a m a t a Banerjee, West Bengal Chief Minister, on the nationwide bandh called by political parties.
"I was too good looking to be a baddie. I had to be a hero…I'm actually a coward and nothing like Bond."
—Roger Moore, actor on playing James Bond.
"OMG! Just heard Priyanka Chopra's English track three times back to back, called 'In My City'. Its fabulous, outstanding! SALAAM Miss Chopra."
— Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Twitter after actress Priyanka Chopra unveiled her new international single featuring international singer will.i.am and produced by RedOne and BrianKennedy.
"Thackeray's family are originally from Bihar…They are infiltrators in Mumbai, they should leave Maharashtra as soon as possible."
- Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Raj Thackeray's remarks that Biharis are "infiltrators" in Maharashtra.
"A lot of people think that (my dad's) the only reason I'm making it, but I want to show I do have talent and I can make it if I try. I want to be my own person."
—Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson's daughter on landing first movie role.
"India and Pakistan have decided to move forward. We will not be held hostage by history."
— Hina Rabbani Khar, foreign minister of Pakistan, on India- Paki s tan relations.
"UPA is a regime which is committed to kleptocracy."
– Arun Jaitley, leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, on the coal block allocation controversy.
"The cranky old grand fathers on the executive committee, who have never played tennis waiting for a reaction? There is one coming. stay tuned!"
- Mahesh Bhupathi on Twitter after All India Tennis Association banned him from playing in Davis Cup for the country till June 30, 2014.
"I always wanted to write a book with a person's name as the title, like David Copperfield, like Robinson Crusoe. I'm happy that I finally wrote that book."
— Author Salman Rushdie on his memoir Joseph Anton.