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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
November 2020

“We will keep working tirelessly for a society fair and just, where the words ‘equal justice for all’ are no longer an idealistic statement, but a reality.”Arush Mehrotra, a senior at University  High School in Irvine, California, who created a nonprofit organization, The OC Justice Project, whose goals include increasing awareness about justice-related topics and raising funds to help marginalized people. (India West)






Poor fellow, the only thing he had is his white hair. He looked like a kind uncle to whom you’d say, ‘Come, please sit and have some tea or coffee.’”—New Delhi-based Balachandran Gopalan, 79, uncle of Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris, commenting on Vice President Mike Pence after watching a recording of the vice-presidentialdebate. (AFP)









“I definitely suffer from imposter syndrome – I believe I will wake up one
morning and everyone will tell me that actually I can’t write, and that I shouldn’t be spending my life doing this.”—
Author Avni Doshi, whose debut
novel, Burnt Sugar, was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction. (Hindustan Times)








“Being pregnant during the pandemic was a little scary, but it made me appreciate all the doctors, nurses and medical professionals who continue to work tirelessly giving treatment to those who need.”—Tweet from actress Mindy Kaling, who gave birth to a baby boy on Sept. 3.







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Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.

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