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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
June 2022
QUOTA of QUOTES “Only one complaint. These water bottles are super heavy.”—Iowa astronaut Raja Chari, commenting on his reintroduction to gravity after returning to earth on May 6, following a six-month visit to the International Space Station. (Des Moines Register)






“I’m running because I know the future ahead of us is brighter when we bring diverse voices, diverse experiences, a lived experience, to the halls of Congress.”—Victoria Virasingh, 29, a progressive Democrat who is challenging incumbent Don Beyer in this month’s primary election in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District. (The Washington Post)








“What the Russian Army has been doing in Ukraine is downright genocide. Being a Hindu and a son of a Gandhian, it is hard for me to stomach.”—Shekhar Tiwari, a Republican operative who chairs the American Hindu Coalition. (India West)








“The problem is India is benefiting not just from the discounted commodities, but now they are finding a growing export market of food and medicine to Russia. I don’t see that relationship changing.”— Samir N. Kapadia, head of trade at the Washington-based government relations consulting firm Vogel Group, commenting on India’s increased purchases of Russian crude oil, undermining Western sanctions. (The New York Times)



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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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