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DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN?

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
December 2019
DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN?

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

1. After MIT economists Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo won the Nobel Prize, MIT spokeswoman Kimberley Allen cautioned reporters not to refer to the pair as “Abhijit Banerjee and his wife.” She suggested “Esther Duflo and her husband.”

2. Netflix greenlighted Ghee Happy, an animated show for children where the main characters are Hindu deities attending a day care together.

3. Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu elected to Congress, announced that she will not be running for re-election next year, as she is preparing to “to walk into the Oval Office.”

4. President Trump tweeted that he would allow Tulsi Gabbard “to walk into the Oval Office,” as long as she promised not to stay for more than an hour.

5. On a single flight to New Delhi in mid-October, Mexico deported 311 undocumented Indians who had been hoping to enter the United States through the southern border.

 

 

(1, 2, 3, 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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