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QUOTA of QUOTES

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
September 2021
QUOTA of QUOTES

“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.

 


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“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)

 

 

 

 

 


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“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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“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.

[Comments? Contributions? We would love to hear from you about Chai Time. If you have contributions, please email us at melvin@melvindurai.com. We welcome jokes, quotes, online clips, and more.]



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