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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
August 2016

How much do you know about current events in India and the U.S.? Try this short quiz!

1. AirAsia decorated one its planes with movie pictures to promote Tamil actor Rajnikanth’s latest movie Kabali.

2. After making an offensive analogy to describe a grueling movie shoot, actor Salman Khan blamed his gaffe on watching too many clips of Donald Trump.

3. Actor John Abraham, who quit smoking a decade ago, lit about 600 cigarettes during the shooting of Dishoom, in which he portrays a chain-smoking cop.

4. An Illinois school board accused two Indian-American families of cheating in the National Geographic Bee and barred their children from academic contests within the district.

5. A junior high school principal in Queens, New York, placed a mural in her school that depicted her with six arms, like a Hindu goddess.



(1, 3, 4, and 5 really happened.)



Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.

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