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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
June 2017




“Every time there was a beauty contest, I wanted an Indian to win. So I’m very happy to have won such a prestigious title and for making my country proud.”

– Srishti Kaur, a 19-year-old from Noida, Uttar Pradesh, who was crowned the 2017 Miss Teen Universe in a ceremony in Managua, Nicaragua. (Hindustan Times).  








“I would never willfully abandon my commitment to my Commissioned Corps officers, to the American people, and to all who have stood with me to build a healthier and more compassionate America.”

– Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, writing on Facebook that he did not resign but was dismissed by the Trump Administration before his four-year-term was due to end in December 2018.









“Only in America can a first-generation Indian-American Muslim kid get on this stage and make fun of the President.”

– Comedian Hasan Minhaj, of the The Daily Show, entertaining guests at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, which President Trump declined to attend.









“This terrible bill will rip healthcare from millions of Americans and make it harder for those with preexisting conditions to obtain care.”

– Atlanta attorney Sachin Varghese, a candidate for the Georgia House District 89, tweeting about the American Health Care Act (AHCA), also known as Trumpcare.








“Everybody’s like, ‘Man, we didn’t vote for this guy, now we gotta live with him.’ To you Americans, that’s your president. To most Indians, that’s a marriage. Donald Trump is your arranged marriage, because in the most literal sense, your parents picked this guy out for you.”

– Indian comedian Vir Das, making his debut on Conan O’Brien’s latenight show on TBS.






“You may use your power to build walls and keep people outside. Or you may use it to break barriers and welcome them in. You may use your faith to make people afraid and terrify them into submission. Or you can use it to give courage to people, so they rise to the greatest heights of enlightenment.”

– Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, delivering a TED Talk in Vancouver, Canada.

Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
[Comments? Contributions? Please email us at melvin@melvindurai.com. We welcome jokes, quotes, online clips, and more.]

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