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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
November 2022
QUOTA of QUOTES “I remember when Google was small and scrappy. We shouldn’t always equate fun with money. I think you can walk into a hard-working startup and people may be having fun and it shouldn’t always equate to money.”—Google CEO Sundar Pichai, addressing employees at a meeting in New York.








“Who we are is not defined by our nation. For me, as a person, as a woman, as an artist, as a mother, the kinds of things that I want to teach my children is that you’re in the world as a guest. As a visitor. And your journey in life is to be kind, open, generous.”— British Indian sculptor Bharti Kher, whose Indian goddess-like sculpture “Ancestor” is being displayed at one of the entrances to Central Park in New York City. (The New York Times)








“Typically, political figures don’t show their vulnerability. I chose to do so here because we cannot accept violence as our new norm. We also cannot accept the racism and sexism that underlies and propels so much of this violence.”— Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, sharing on Twitter racist and sexist voicemails she has received because of her opposition to former President Donald Trump.








“Books saved me again and again when I was young and lonely. I would like to do that for somebody else, someday.”—Author Sarah Thankam Mathews, whose novel All This Could be Different, which follows a young, queer immigrant from India, is a fiction finalist for the National Book Award. (Little Village)



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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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