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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
June 2014

How much do you know about current events in India and the U.S.? Try this short quiz!

1. A candidate in South Mumbai wore a Spider-Man costume and scaled high-rise buildings as part of his election campaign.

2. Tech tycoon Gurbaksh Chahal, a onetime “most eligible bachelor” on TV, was fired from his position as CEO of RadiumOne after pleading guilty to two misdemeanors for battery and domestic violence.

3. Netherlands-based nonprofit organization Mars One, planning a one-way trip to Mars in 2024, announced that 44 Indians are on the shortlist of potential permanent residents on the Red Planet.

4. An Indian-American university student won the Miss Vermont pageant.

5. A vigilante group in Mumbai and Delhi used water tankers to drench men spotted urinating on the side of roads.



(All 5 really happened.)



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

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