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Desi Satire

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April 2011
Desi Satire DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN?

1. A software engineer of Indian descent apologized for stalking Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

2. A nursery school teacher in Wales was accused of spraying air freshener on Bangladeshi children who smelled of curry.

3. An Indian-American woman in Arizona found a match for a kidney transplant through her daughter’s Twitter account.

4. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed announced a new iPhone app called “What Zed Said.”

5. M. Night Shyamalan’s movie “The Last Airbender” won five Golden Raspberry Awards, including worst film and worst director.

(1, 2, 3 and 5 really happened)

FAMILY PLANNING

While China has a one-child policy, Chana is considering a 100-child policy. Ziona Chana, that is. The 66-year-old Mizoram man has 94 children, according to a Reuters report. That’s a lot of kids for one man to raise, but Chana does have help—from his 39 wives.

Chana, who also has 33 grandchildren, says he married 10 of his wives in a single year. “Even today, I am ready to expand my family and willing to go to any extent to marry,” said Chana, who belongs to a Christian religious sect that allows polygamy.

To feed the entire family, he needs 200 pounds of rice and 130 pounds of potatoes a day. But that’s the easy part. Imagine having to remember 166 birthdays and 39 wedding anniversaries!

THE TAX POEM

(submitted by Kirit Gandhi, author unknown)

Tax his land,
tax his bed,
tax the table
at which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,

tax his mule,
teach him taxes
are the rule.

Tax his work,
tax his pay,
he works for peanuts
anyway!


Tax his tobacco,
tax his drink,
tax him if he
tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
tax his beers,
If he cries
tax his tears.

When he screams and hollers;
then tax him some more,
tax him till
he's good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
tax his grave,
tax the sod in
which he's laid.

Put these words
upon his tomb,
Taxes drove me
to my doom.

When he's gone,
do not relax,
It’s time to apply
the inheritance tax.

DESI FUN ONLINE

Ordering Indian food
http://tinyurl.com/2e7khpx
Two young women use Google Translate to order food in Hindi

Only in India
http://tinyurl.com/64usb3q
A collection of sights you may not see in any other country.

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