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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
June 2012
DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN? 1. Activists in Mumbai launched a campaign demanding the “Right to Pee” for women.

2. While presiding over a divorce case, high court justices in Mumbai said that “a wife should be like Goddess Sita who followed her husband Lord Ram into the forest and stayed there for 14 years.”

3. New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) agreed to no longer require Sikh workers to wear the MTA logo on their turbans.

4. Bill Gates wrote about actor Salman Khan in Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” issue.

5. Harvard Business School began construction of Tata Hall after receiving a $50 million gift from India’s Tata Group.



(1, 2,3, and 5 really happened.
Gates wrote about a different Salman Khan—
the education pioneer who founded



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

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