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





“We have always had problems with the criminalization of immigrants. But this is a new low—to take folks who are asylum seekers and throw them into a facility, not provide them with any access to basic human rights,and, worst of all, to separate mothers from their children.”

– Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, speaking out against the Trump Administration’s immigration policies in a video posted to her social media accounts.  







“Every weekend, I had someone (friends of the family) coming to Yale to check on me—whether I was going out with some guy, whether I was drinking or smoking. Of course, I didn’t do any of that. I was the biggest nerd. I didn’t make good use of my time in school.”

– Pepsi- Co CEO and chairman Indra Nooyi, speaking at the 6th annual Forbes Women’s Summit and recalling her parents’ reservations about sending her to study at Yale University’s School of Management in 1978. (Observer.com)









“I was not somebody who should have the life I have now, and yet I do. I sat in the chair you are sitting in right now, and I whispered ‘Why not me?’ and I kept whispering it for the past 17 years.”

– Actress Mindy Kaling, giving the commencement address at Dartmouth College.









“When one party controls all three branches of government and that party is not willing to really hold the executive branch accountable, you have a real crisis. So the volume is really high for the concern about where the country is right now.”

Seema Nanda, CEO of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). (PTI)








“We only serve vegetarian meal because we do not give food on the basis of religion; many of these people are our Hindu brothers and if we will include non-veg in the meal, they might not be able to eat.”

Hyder Moosvi, of Hyderabad, who has fed 100 underprivileged people every day since March 2017. (The Logical Indian)

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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