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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
December 2015

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

1. A record 19 Indo-Canadians were elected to the House of Commons in Canada, four of whom were appointed to new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet.

2. A Sikh customer at a Nathan’s Famous restaurant in an Interstate-95 travel plaza in Maryland received a receipt with the name “Osama” printed on it.

3. Trying to spark interest in the new non-stop flights from San Francisco to New Delhi, Air India officials announced that the first 1,000 passengers would get a free Narendra Modi biography.

4. A survey of nearly 500 people of Indian-origin in the U.S. found that 83 percent of them feel overqualified at their jobs.

5. Fans of Freida Pinto in Mumbai were upset to hear that she’s dating a professional polo player, wondering what the actress has against cricket players.



(1, 2, and 4 really happened.)



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

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