7 Things That Would Have Been Better Unsaid

Published: Dec 16, 2011 07:33:15 AM IST
Updated: Dec 16, 2011 08:51:38 AM IST

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Ek hi maara [he landed just one slap]?
-    Anna Hazare, following an attack on Sharad Pawar, Union agriculture minister

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How long will you continue to beg for your livelihood in Maharashtra or Punjab?

–    Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a rally in UP, a state crucial to the fortunes of his party
 

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I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar.
French President Nicholas Sarkozy to US President Barack Obama, on Israel’s prime minister, when he thought the mic was switched off.

 

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We can’t think of deploying a large force. We would have to send as many soldiers as there are beautiful girls. And I don’t think we would manage.
– Silvio Berlusconi,
ex-prime minister of Italy, referring to sending troops for overseas military combat


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The super hero in Ra.One has all the powers in the world, but to entertain. I just heard a 150 crore firework fizzle.
—    Shirish Kunder, filmmaker and Farah Khan’s husband


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How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass.

—    Ashton Kutcher on Twitter, protesting the firing of Joe Paterno, Penn State’s football coach who was found guilty of inaction even when he knew that children in the coaching camp were being sexually abused

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Homosexuality is unnatural and not good for India… a disease which has come from other countries.
–    Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister of Health

(This story appears in the 06 January, 2012 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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  • Anwar

    If we see through the year, Anna Hazare and Rahul Gandhi have been making one gaffe after the other. Of course no one can outdo our health minister. He needs a reality check!

    on Dec 18, 2011
  • Bhaskar

    Hilarious! And it does bring out the most interesting gaffes. Though I guess Anna Hazare actually believes in that kind of moralistic judgement and severe punishment. He's old.

    on Dec 18, 2011
  • Kevin

    This is list could have included a few more! Even then, its a good collection.

    on Dec 18, 2011
  • Mike

    Whatever Ghulam Nabi Azad said is right! I would say homsexuality is Schizophrenia. Media is to be blamed for supporting homosexuality. One should allow freedom but not at the cost of deteriorating social standards. Also if there would have been no corruption, BCCI were transparent, constructive steps to strengthen our agricultural sector taken, i don't understand why Anna Hazare's comment is wrong.

    on Dec 16, 2011
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