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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
June 2018

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

1. An Indian-American tennis player at the University of Portland was kicked off the team after making a speech about his sexual exploits at the athletic department’s annual awards banquet.

2. An Indian-American student who forged transcripts and other documents to gain admission to Cornell and two other universities blamed parental pressure for her misdeeds.

3. CBS ordered eight comedy pilots for the fall season, including Pandas in New York, which features a family of Indian-American doctors with a successful group practice in New York City.

4. CBS president Les Moonves received a call from the Chinese ambassador and had to reassure him that the Pandas came to America legally.

5. A 4-year-old Indo-Canadian boy had an art exhibition and sold his paintings for as much as $1,500 each.



(1, 2, 3, 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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