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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
March 2023
QUOTA of QUOTES “I’m committed to healing and coming together with folks, but at the end of the day, if our party is perceived as totally out of touch with the grassroots — which I think some may take away from this outcome — we have some work to do.”—California attorney Harmeet Dhillon, who failed to win enough votes to unseat Ronna McDaniel as chair of the Republican National Committee.









“As the Indian-American community remains one of our nation’s fastest growing, with a population of more than four million, I am excited to see our representation expanding in Congress as well.”—Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois, on the addition of Congressman Shri Thanedar of Michigan to the so-called Samosa Caucus.







“She’s the costume designer of my films, but more than that, she is the designer of my life. If she’s not here, I’m not here today.”—S.S. Rajamouli, director of RRR, paying tribute to his wife, Rama, as he accepted the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Foreign Language Film.








“While growing up, I did not know the word (gay) for the longest time. There were no references of my life in films, literature, advertisements or science. I felt the need to put it out there somewhere.”—Filmmaker Onir Dhar, on his memoir I am Onir and I am Gay. (PTI)









“I think it was this thirst to watch Shah Rukh Khan on the screen again. There had been a gap, a four-year gap. People saw what Bollywood had to offer, and people understood that we took Shah Rukh Khan for granted.” —Film critic and writer Pramit Chatterjee, on the popularity of the movie Pathaan. (The New York Times)




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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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