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DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN?

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
December 2018
DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN?

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

1. The city of Ayodhya broke a Guinness World Record by lighting 300,150 diyas and keeping them lit for at least 45 minutes in celebration of Diwali.

2. After receiving a complaint from a Hindu leader, Campbell’s Soup Company removed “Spicy Beef & Broccoli Pinwheels” from a list of suggested recipes to celebrate Diwali on its website.

3. Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly got in trouble for showing his support for diversity in a debate by saying, “Our state director is Indian-American, but he does an amazing job.”

4. The Department of Homeland Security released data that showed that almost 75 percent of H-1B visas are held by Indians.

5. After renaming NAFTA as USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement), President Trump suggested that the H-1B visa be renamed the IAAFO (Indians and a Few Others) visa.

 

 

(1, 2, 3, and 4 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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