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

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

1. Variety magazine reported that Priyanka Chopra is developing a comedy series for ABC based on the life of Madhuri Dixit.

2. Oprah Winfrey confirmed to the media that 38-year-old Mindy Kaling, star of The Mindy Project, is pregnant.

3. Hulu announced that the father of Mindy Kaling’s baby will be revealed in a primetime special called The Mindy Progeny.

4. MaryKay Carlson, the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, used a Twitter poll to determine which sari to wear to India’s Independence Day celebration.

5. A schoolteacher in Chhattisgarh was arrested for stealing two designer saris worth Rs. 56,000 from a store so his wife could wear them while competing in a local beauty pageant.



(1, 2, 4, and 5 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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