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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
July 2022
QUOTA of QUOTES “The light is shed on not only Hindi, but South Asian language literature, so that is huge, and I am humbled that I have become the medium for that.”— Geetanjali Shree, who became the first Hindi author to win the International Booker Prize for her novel Ret Samadhi, which was translated into English by American Daisy Rockwell. (India Today)








“She put the gay rights movement in a progressive context that no one else can lay claim to. She really had a singular impact as an individual.”—Rachel Maddow, MSNBC anchor and close friend of gay rights activist Urvashi Vaid, who died recently in Manhattan at the age of 63. (The New York Times)








“Enough is enough. As a nation, we have to have the courage to take action and understand the nexus between what makes for reasonable and sensible public policy to entrust something like this never happens again.”—Vice President Kamala Harris, speaking shortly after the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. (CNN)











“Tesla will not put a manufacturing plant in any location where we are not allowed first to sell & service cars.”—Tesla CEO Elon Musk, responding on Twitter to a question about the prospect of a manufacturing plant in India.



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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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