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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
August 2017

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

1. A 25-year-old Punjab man named Sandeep Singh set a Guinness World Record by balancing a spinning basketball on a toothbrush in his mouth for 53 seconds.

2. The Indian Dental Association issued a statement congratulating Singh on his achievement: “It is important that you set a good example for our children. Next time, please keep toothbrush in your mouth for at least two minutes.”

3. A charity that’s building toilets in the Uttarakhand village of Maroda launched an effort to rename the village after President Trump.

4. A poll showed that Trump enjoys an 82 percent approval rating in Maroda, more than twice as high as in America.

5. During a visit to the White House, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inadvertently referred to President Trump’s wife as “Ivanka.”



(1 and 3 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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