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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
April 2021

1.  White House officials told Meena Harris, niece of Vice President Kamala Harris, that she cannot sell sweatshirts and other products that use her aunt’s name or likeness.

2.  The Biden Administration dropped a more stringent civics test adopted by the Trump Administration for naturalization, making the path to citizenship more accessible.

3.  Two Indian-American women filed a lawsuit against Subway Corporation, alleging that its tuna salad sandwiches do not have any tuna or any other fish in them.

4.  A Subway spokeswoman said the women may have been served a tuna-free sandwich because employees are accustomed to serving vegetarians of Indian origin who say, “Hold the tuna, please.”

5. Pop star Rihanna was criticized for sharing a photo in which she’s topless and wearing a necklace with a pendant depicting Lord Ganesha.

(1, 2, 3 and 5 really happened.)




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

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