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October 2022
QUOTA of QUOTES “Here’s the thing about literature: it nudges you to put yourself in the other’s shoes and this makes us more compassionate: what would we have done in her place?”— Author Chitra Divakaruni, whose latest novel, The Last Queen, features a Sikh queen who undergoes an abortion. (India West)








“It’s not about how you look—it’s about who you are from inside and how you treat people and what you believe in.”—Harnaaz Sandhu, the 2021 Miss Universe, revealing that she has been bullied online after gaining weight. (People magazine)








“Blaming someone is the easiest thing to do. Only losers blame, winners in life always change themselves.”—Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, asserting that boycotts against Aamir Khan should not be blamed for the poor box office performance of Khan’s movie Lal Singh Chaddha. (ANI)








“(Salman Rushdie) has been living in the West, and he has been protected since 1989. If he is attacked, anyone who is critical of Islam can be attacked. I am worried.”—Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen, who has lived in exile since 1994 after receiving death threats following the publishing of her novel Lajja. (Twitter)



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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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