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DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN?

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
March 2013
DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN?

1. Exit poll data indicated that 96 percent of Bangladeshi-Americans voted for President Obama last November, compared to 91 percent of Pakistani-Americans and 84 percent of Indian-Americans.

2. After Gurpreet Singh Sarin performed on American Idol, the name “Osama” trended on Twitter as viewers tweeted about his appearance.

3. Organizers of the six-year-old Jaipur Literature Festival expressed satisfaction that it has grown every year, not only in attendance, but also in arrest warrants.

4. The Indian government announced that it is developing a watch-like, GPS-equipped device that would allow women in danger to push a button and send a text message to the nearest police station as well as family members.

5. An Indian-American was named president of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

 

 

(1, 2, 4, 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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