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Did That Really Happen?

August 2011
Did That Really Happen?

1. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s pregnancy was announced on Twitter by her father-in-law, Amitabh.

2. An Indian-American doctor accused of defrauding insurance companies was placed on the FBI's list of most-wanted fugitives.

3. Ratan Tata built a retirement home in Mumbai that’s one floor higher than Mukesh Ambani’s 27-floor house.

4. An upma dish propelled Indian-American chef Floyd Cardoz to the top prize in the third season of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters.

5. The state of Rajasthan launched a campaign to get men and women to volunteer for sterilization, offering various prizes, including a car.

(1,2, 4 and 5 really happened)

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

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