Go ahead quote me

Padma Lakshmi.
Padma Lakshmi.
David Beckham.
David Beckham.
Donald Trump.
Donald Trump.

A boxer is trained to sustain pain, to absorb it, to let it happen and let it go. And that's a very important skill to have in life. Because you will get hit.

WRITER AND TV HOST PADMA LAKSHMI on her new passion, boxing


I get physically ill when I have to leave the kids now.

FORMER SOCCER STAR DAVID BECKHAM on balancing work and family life


Every time a parent takes a kid's side over the teacher's, or asks the child where they want to go to dinner, or doesn't say, 'Be quiet when adults are talking', you are creating the Donald Trumps of tomorrow. Trump is the perfect candidate for the country that scores low in math and science, but off the charts in self-esteem.

COMEDIAN BILL MAHER on the rise of United States presidential candidate Donald Trump

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 22, 2016, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe