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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
June 2019

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

1. An Indian-American-owned staffing agency in Virginia apologized for an online job posting that sought “preferably Caucasian” candidates for an account manager opening.

2. Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu American in Congress, received three times more campaign funds from Indian-American donors in the first quarter of 2019 than fellow presidential candidate Kamala Harris, whose mother was from India.

3. The Indian Army tweeted that an expedition team had found footprints of Yeti, the abominable snowman, in Nepal.

4. Former Pakistan cricket star Shahid Afridi said in his autobiography that his daughters are allowed to play any sport, as long as they play indoors.

5. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed in an interview that he sent digital pictures as an email attachment in the late 1980s.



(All 5 really happened.)



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

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