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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
February 2022
QUOTA of QUOTES “There was, candidly, complacency. People did not think Delta would happen, that Omicron would happen, but all of the experts have warned us that these variants are going to continue to affect us – and there’s probably going to be another variant after Omicron.”—Congressman Ro Khanna, on why America has been slow to make Covid tests widely available. (NBC Bay Area)






“When you go to jail, you find so many people so much more miserable than you. I didn’t find time to be miserable.”—Indian activist Sudha Bharadwaj, 60, who spent three years in jail for her alleged role in a 2018 incident of castebased violence. (BBC)







“At Starbucks, the guy handing me the coffee pointed out the name to everyone else and they burst out laughing—I mostly use a fake name now.”— Kovid Kapoor, co-founder of travel platform Holidify. com, sharing on Twitter some of the Covid-related experiences his name has triggered.








“Women, irrespective of their religion, have been denied their dignity on social media platforms.” —Smriti Irani, India’s Union Minister for Women and Child Development, responding to a question about an app that was used to degrade Muslim women. (Indian Express)




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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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