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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
May 2020

However unfortunate, it’s a blessing in disguise for me as I needed this quality time with my family. I needed to get in touch with the little things and moments in life, which are actually important but get overlooked due to the fast pace of life.”—Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor, on the lockdown in India to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“Having talked to death, I feel energized to do good as never before.”— New York-based attorney Ravi Batra, who recently recovered from Covid-19, as did his wife and daughter. (PTI)

If we fail to universally test, we face an indefinite amount of time in social distancing, only to see new cases of the virus arise when we ultimately return to normal life.” —Suraj Patel, a candidate for Congress from New York’s 12th District, who recovered from Covid-19 and is advocating that everyone in America be tested for the virus.

In today’s world of stereotypes, nationalism, bullying and misconceptions, Guru Nanak’s message is relevant to people of all religions and ethnicities.”—Gerald Krell, co-producer of the documentary Guru Nanak: The Founder of Sikhism – Life and Legacy, which won the award for Best International Feature Documentary at the recent Garden State Film Festival in New Jersey. (Connecticut Public Television)

These students are the future of both India and the United States. All the top Indian- American CEOs, scientists and doctors came to this country as a student. It’s our moral duty to help them with our resources.”— Jaipur Foot USA Chairman Prem Bhandari, speaking on behalf of New York hoteliers Krishna and Chandra Mehta, who were among many Indian-American hotel owners who offered rooms free of charge to Indian students stranded following coronavirus restrictions in America and India.

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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