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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
September 2022
QUOTA of QUOTES “My election is a proof of the fact that the poor in India can have dreams and fulfill them too. And it is a matter of great satisfaction for me that those who have been deprived for centuries and those who have been denied the benefits of development, those poor, downtrodden, backwards and tribals are seeing their reflection in me.”Droupadi Murmu, 64, speaking after taking the oath as the 15th president of India.








“A privilege to be the first Indian woman to be given the honour to hold this position. To the girls out there,we all can make it!”—Tweet from Ruchira Kamboj, 58, the first Indian woman appointed as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.








“A lot of this growth is jobless growth. Jobs are essentially Task One for the economy. We don’t need everybody to be a software programmer or consultant but we need decent jobs.”Raghuram Rajan, University of Chicago professor and former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, commenting on India’s strong economic growth. (NDTV)








“It’s very simple—they like actresses who they can control and who will compromise with them. I am not that, my personality isn’t that. I didn’t want to subject myself to someone’s whims and fancies.”—Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat, on why some A-list actors don’t work with her. (Hindustan 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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