Nov 15, 1999
*** "ADD WARM colours to your environment such as
yellow, orange and especially red. These are the colours of fire . . . If you want a quick
cure for fatigue, focus on something red."
(Advice given by researchers on ways to overcome fatigue)
*** "THIS IS a politically motivated petition which
has garbled and mixed-up facts. Do not make the courts a political platform to fight your
(A two-member bench of Delhi High Court which threw out a petition
challenging the bestowing of Indian citizenship to Italian-born opposition leader Sonia
*** "ITS TRULY astonishing. Its arguably
the largest creature ever to walk the earth."
(Paleontologist Richard Cifelli who examined the remains of the 60-ton
and 6-feet tall dinosaur unearthed in southeastern Oklahoma in 1994)
*** "SOUTH ASIAN governments are large in size but low
in efficiency. They tax the poor to enrich the wealthy."
(Findings of an independent report titled Crisis of Government in
South Asia. The human development report is published by the Islamabad-based
Mahbubul Haq Foundation)
*** "KASHMIR IS at the center of the OICs work.
We cant ignore it or marginalise it while we study cooperation with India. A
solution to this issue, ending the suffering of the people of Kashmir, would open the way
to establishment of solid ties between India and Islamic world in all realms."
(Secretary General of Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Ezzedin
Laraki, speaking to deputy foreign minister in Riyadh)
*** "WE WILL get rid of the IMF yoke and rely on our
(The Chief Executive of Pakistan, Gen Pervez Musharraf, addressing a
gathering of Pakistani expatriates during his visit of Kuwait)
*** "JOHN HOWARD had a chance to be remembered in
history as a man who shaped this nation. But he will just be remembered as the prime
minister who broke his nations heart. He was the man who made Australia keep a
(Chief of Pro-Republican campaign, Malcolm Turnbull, addressing
supporters after Australians vote to retain the British Queen as their head of state in
the historic referendum in Australia)
*** "FRANCE CANNOT accept a situation in which the
United States holds a monopoly on political authority, seeks cultural uniformity and
indulges in unilateral actions because of its extraordinary edge of power in every key
(French President Jacques Chirac addressing officials, experts and
journalists from France, the US and 40 other countries marking the 20th anniversary of
French Institute of International Affairs in Paris)
*** "THE LIVES lost in the war can never be given
back, but reconciliation can still achieve a lot of good. I would welcome it if she makes
such a gesture."
(Gen Constand Viljoen, former South African army chief and leader of
Afrikaner Freedom Front, welcoming reports that Britains Queen Elizabeth will
express regret for deaths in the Anglo-Boer war)
*** "IF I accepted the invitation, newspaper
columnists will have a field day accusing me of going on the trip to gamble at
Monacos renowned casinos."
(Philippines President Joseph Estrada jokingly declining an invitation
to visit Monaco by crown prince Alexandre Louis Pierre)
*** "ITS ABOUT time the government recognised
just how much this country could have missed out on if we had closed our doors to the
persecuted. Jobs not created, tax revenues lost, books unwritten, science
(Chief executive of Refugee Council, Nick Hardwick, which launched a
Made in Britain campaign to illustrate refugees contribution to the UK)
*** "IN AN environment where rape is so pervasive we
need to extend protections to rape survivors in the families."
(Spokesman of a South African medical aid company which launched a
special rape insurance policy costing $ 1.8 a month. Anti-rape groups have accused the
Life Sense medical insurance group to turn profit out of crime)
*** "THE FAMILY should apologise and return the money
which is ill-gotten."
(A former activist infuriated by a report that former Phillipino
dictator Ferdinand Marcos had amassed $ 100 billion by plundering the countrys
Edited by Syed M. Aslam