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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
October 2021
QUOTA of QUOTES “We could have spent the entire summer playing video games, but instead we used our spare time to learn about technology.”—Ishaan Thakur, 14, of Frisco, Texas, who along with his 9-year old sister Aanya spent his summer building a lucrative business mining cryptocurrency. (CNBC Make It)



“I would like to do movies that challenge me not only as an actor - but also contribute to society.”Avantika Vandanapu, who plays the role of Rhea in Spin, Disney Channel’s first original TV film featuring an Indian American lead. (Outlook.com)







“My discovery that I can be a bisexual person who is a Hindu wholeheartedly has helped me officiate at interfaith and queer weddings.”— Tahil Sharma, North America coordinator for United Religions Initiative, and a board member at Sadhana: A Coalition of Progressive Hindus. (BBC News)









“When I started to cook, I wanted to make the best donuts, the best biscuits, the best pizza and in ‘Magic’ I wanted to play against
the best.”
Milan Bhayana, a 15-year-old from Chevy Chase, Maryland, who competed two years ago in a professional tournament for the card game “Magic,” and is now competing with his mother on the NBC Peacock series Top Chef Family Style. (The American Bazaar)








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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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