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Did That Really Happen?

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
August 2012
Did That Really Happen? 1. A survey by the Pew Research Center found that the majority of Asian Americans are in favor of homosexuality being accepted by society rather than discouraged.

2. Swedish furniture chain IKEA announced plans to open 25 stores in India.

3. Bikram Mohanty, running for state Senate in District 8 in Georgia, lost several of his supporters when he told them he has nothing to do with Bikram Yoga.

4. A global poll of experts deemed India to be the worst place to be a woman among the world’s biggest economies, even worse than Saudi Arabia.

5. Former tennis partners Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes agreed to represent different parts of India at the Olympics, with Bhupathi getting “In” and Paes getting “Dia.”



(1, 2 and 4 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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