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DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN?

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
February 2015
DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN?

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

1. Police in Uttar Pradesh filed charges against a Muslim politician who offered a Rs. 51 crore reward to the Charlie Hebdo attackers.

2. America’s new Surgeon General Vivek Murthy suggested a warning label on chivda and other fried Indian snacks: “This product could make you fat.”

3. Goa’s Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ramesh Tawadkar said the state would open centers to treat gay youths and make them “normal.”

4. A prominent sports columnist referred to Vivek Ranadivé, owner of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, as “Aladdin.”

5. India’s Bhakti Sharma set a world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree temperature in the Antarctic Ocean.

 

 

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

 

 

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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