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Compiled & partly written by MELVIN DURAI Email Compiled & partly written by MELVIN DURAI
December 2011
DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN? 1. An Indian newspaper used the words “chubby” and “heavy frame” to describe Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after the pregnant actress made a public appearance with her mother-in-law.

2. Two school districts in New Jersey gave children the day off for Diwali.

3. Bobby Jindal was so sure of being re-elected as governor of Lousiana, he sent his cousins Bhagwant and Narinder around to campaign for him.

4. Anil Ambani’s net worth dropped by $7.4 billion from 2010 to 2011.

5. Mukesh Ambani organized a fundraising dinner for his brother.



(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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