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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
October 2023

“In fact, in the early days of Khan Academy, I got letters from some of his fans saying I’ve always been in love with you, I didn’t know you can do math, and all that.”—Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, revealing on the podcast “Unconfuse Me with Bill Gates” that he has been confused with Bollywood star Salman Khan.









“I’m not going to get into the childish name-calling or whatever, making fun of my name that he’s doing. I mean, he of all people should know better than that. But I’ve given up on him knowing better than anything at this point.”— Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley, on rival candidate Vivek Ramaswamy’s reference to her on his website by her maiden name, Nimarata Randhawa. (Fox News Digital)







“These are very costeffective missions. No one in the world can do it like we do.”—S. Somanath, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization, on India’s successful Chandrayaan-3 moon mission, which cost only $74 million. (The New York Times)








“Growing up, I thought that I was the only Indian American child who had problems, because everyone else seemed so perfect, and none of us talked about ‘private family problems,’ because we didn’t know how to, or didn’t know if it was safe to do so, or, in my case, felt deep cultural shame and confusion over it.”— Prachi Gupta, author of the memoir “They Called Us Exceptional.” (The.Ink)





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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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