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

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

1. A political candidate in Karachi, Pakistan, sat in piles of garbage and lay in sewage water to bring attention to the city’s unhygienic conditions.

2. Two Gujarat jewelers created a Guinness World Record by setting 6,690 diamonds into a single ring, shaped like a lotus flower.

3. A security camera outside a store in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, caught a thief pretending to perform an exercise routine, including reaching up and discreetly unscrewing a lightbulb.

4. Several trains were delayed in Uttar Pradesh after a station master got drunk and fell asleep while on duty.

5. Suraj Patel, a candidate for Congress from New York City, used the dating app Tinder to pick up potential voters.



(All five really happened.)



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

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