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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
April 2022
QUOTA of QUOTES “I just don’t have room for anybody in my life that doesn’t see me in the best way.”—Deepti Vempati, 31, on why she walked away from a wedding to 33-year-old Abhishek ‘Shake’ Chatterjee on Love Is Blind, the Netflix dating reality series that was partly filmed in Atlanta. (US Weekly)






“I know this character inside out. In fact, I worked in a call center early on while getting my acting career off the ground in India.”— Squid Game actor Anupam Tripathi, who will portray a telemarketer-turned-phone scammer in a new scripted audio series titled “Scammers.” (Deadline).







“In a context where India’s claims to being a secular country are being eroded every day, it seems facetious to talk of keeping religion out of the classroom. What we need to do is focus on classrooms that are more diverse and which  foster a respect for difference.” — Shilpa Phadke, researcher at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, commenting on the banning of hijabs in some high schools in Karnataka. (NBC News)








“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the conflict. Our philosophy is, ‘Every wound matters, every patient matters.’ We’re happy that our products can help in this crisis.”—Rohan Jain, president of Human Biosciences, a Marylandbased bio pharma firm that, in partnership with the Manoj and Ritu Jain Foundation, has shipped urgent wound care products worth $1 million for civilians injured in the Ukraine war. (India West)




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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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