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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
June 2021

“I’m excited about bringing even more diversity to screen in an even bigger way. This is just the beginning.”—Indo-Canadian comedian Lilly Singh, revealing on social media her plans to produce a comedy for Netflix and work on other TV projects following the cancellation of her late night talk show on NBC. The final episode of “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” airs in June.





“We are proud of our community’s response. The outpouring of support from the Indian diaspora has been immediate and overwhelming.”—Sanjeev Joshipura, executive director of Indiaspora, a nonprofit community of global Indian diaspora leaders that recently raised $1 million toward COVID-19 relief efforts in India.








“It is essential to connect the dots of all of his activities leading up to this tragic attack to fully understand the role racism, xenophobia, and white supremacy may have played in his alleged anger toward his former employer.”—Amrith Kaur, legal director for the Sikh Coalition, in a letter to local and federal law enforcement that urged them to thoroughly investigate the motives behind Brandon Scott Hole’s April 15 shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility, which left eight employees dead, including four members of the Sikh community.







“They still are waiting for me to have my big break. That’s the immigrant mentality.”—Director M. Night Shyamalan, on his parents’ high standard of success. (NPR)







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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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