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Did That Really Happen?

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
October 2017
Did That Really Happen?

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

1. A senior couple who had flown from India to “counsel and discipline” their daughter-in-law at their son’s request was arrested by Florida police for allegedly beating the young woman and holding her hostage.

2. Alaska Congressman Don Young, 84, apologized after addressing Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, 51, as “young lady” and saying she “doesn’t know a damn thing what she’s talking about” during a debate on wildlife management in the U.S. House of Representatives.

3. Actor Kal Penn resigned from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities to protest the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and President Trump’s response to it.

4. Trump tweeted that John Cho was the real talent behind the Harold & Kumar movies, “not that Kumar guy.”

5. Police in Maharashtra arrested four people for allegedly leaking an episode of Game of Thrones on the Internet.



(1,2, 3, 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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