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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
March 2016

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

1. Tata Motors announced that it would rename its new Zica car to avoid any association with the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

2. reported that presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s $135 Florsheim boots were made in India, not Wisconsin, as he claimed.

3. Rubio’s boots caused his popularity among Indian-American voters to rise by 10 percent, but it dropped by 30 percent when he received the endorsement of former Lousiana governor Bobby Jindal.

4. Actor and model Waris Ahluwalia was barred from an Aeromexico flight in Mexico City after he refused to publicly remove his turban during a secondary security screening.

5. A Los Angeles jury ordered Bikram Yoga founder Bikram Choudhury to pay $6.5 million in punitive damages, on top of $924,000 in compensatory damages, to a former legal advisor who accused him of sexual harassment.



(1, 2, 4, and 5 really happened.)



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

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