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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
September 2021

“He was our eye. He gave voice and agency to thousands whose suffering might have been lost. If a picture is worth a thousand words, his were worth millions.”—Farhat Basir Khan, professor of mass communications at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, remembering his former student, Danish Siddiqui, 38, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who was killed on July 16 while covering fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban.



“The song represents being reborn and rising from the ashes like a phoenix and the need to constantly reinvent yourself and not being fearful about it.”—Grammy-nominated singer Raja Kumari on her new single ‘Firestarter.’ (WION)







“Seek opportunities in line with goals, and don’t give up. Failure teaches us more than success and it takes perseverance.”—NASA engineer Dr. Swati Mohan, giving advice to students during a ‘Diaspora Diplomacy’ talk organized by the US Consulate General, Chennai. (New Indian Express)









“I’m not on the manifesto, but free electricity is.”—Tweet from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesman Raghav Chadha, a 32-year-old bachelor, responding to a female follower who had brushed aside the party’s promise to provide free electricity in Punjab, making her own request: “I want Raghav, not electricity.”








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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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