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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
April 2018




“Today’s guilty verdict in the murder
of my husband will not bring back my
Srinu, but it will send a strong message
that hate is never acceptable. We must
understand and love one another.”

– Sunayana Dumala, whose husband Srinivas Kuchibhotla was fatally shot in February 2017 in Olathe,
Kansas, in an apparent hate crime. The shooter,
52-year-old Adam Purinton, who also shot two other
men, pleaded guilty to three counts of premeditated
first-degree murder on March 6 and is expected to
receive a life sentence. (Fox 4 News, Kansas City).  





“There are two Sridevis. On screen and
off screen. She was always a quiet, childlike
person behind the camera. But when the
camera started rolling, she would turn into
a fire. Like electric current, that is how she

– Tamil actor  Rajnikanth, remembering superstar actress Sridevi, who died at age 54 on Feb. 24 in Dubai. (India Today)









“It is like putting a bird in the cage. You can’t do anything. I mean, you’re tied to an employer even though you have ideas, even though you know that you
are capable of creating jobs.”

– Lokesh Marenayakanapalya, a software
engineer who is on an H-1B visa at F5
Networks Inc. in Seattle and is among
more than 300,000 Indians nationwide
who are waiting for their employment-based
green cards to be processed. (Seattle Weekly)







“If some little Nimesh or somebody
else in Parsippany, N.J., is having an argument
with his mom and says, ‘Mom, I don’t
want to be a doctor, I want to be a writer!’
and his mom is like, ‘No Indian comic
has ever been a writer,’ he can say, ‘What
are you talking about?

Saturday Night Live writer Nimesh Patel, referring to himself as well as comedians such as Hari Kondabolu, Aziz Ansari, Hasan Minhaj, and Mindy Kaling. (Washington Post)






“The Sikh turban is not a hot new
accessory for white models but an article
of faith for practicing Sikhs.”

– Restauranteur Harjinder Singh Kukreja,
joining many others on Twitter to
criticize Gucci for sending white
models down the runway wearing
a variety of headwear, including
hijabs and turbans, during Milan
Fashion Week.


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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