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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
December 2021
QUOTA of QUOTES “Depicting complicated human connections are what drive most of my projects and I look forward to delving into the complex, layered and at times surprisingly dark motherdaughter relationship that is so shockingly illustrated in this novel.”—Indo-Canadian film director Deepa Mehta, who will write and direct the film adaptation of Avni Doshi’s bestselling novel Burnt Sugar. (IANS)






“I discovered my own sexuality relatively late in life compared to many other people. There’s no timeline on this stuff.”—Actor Kal Penn, 44, revealing that he has been in a relationship with his partner Josh for 11 years and the couple is engaged. (People)







“They came to this country to provide a better life for their sons. Because of that incredible decision, our family went from being refugees to mayor of Cincinnati.”Aftab Purewal, newly elected mayor of Cincinnati, recounting in his victory speech how his Tibetan mother and Indian father migrated from New Delhi to Ohio. (Cincinnati.com)







“It was absolutely perfect. We got married and then we got to go home and take an afternoon nap.”— Actress Freida Pinto, revealing that she married photographer Cory Tran in an impromptu ceremony about a year ago at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Kelly Clarkson Show)




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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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