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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
November 2018

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

1. After collaborating with rapper Wiz Khalifa on his latest album, California twins Krish and Akash Chandani announced on Instagram that they had made history as the first South-Asian American R&B artists and the first engineering majors to be featured on a mainstream platform.

2. Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons said it would bring action against a restaurant in Yamunanagar, India, that has been operating under the name of Tim Hottens.

3. A spokesman for Tim Hottens announced that the restaurant would soon change its name to Starbirks.

4. The Republican Party of Fort Bend County, Texas, apologized for a newspaper ad that depicted Lord Ganesha and urged Hindus to vote Republican by asking “Would you worship a donkey or an elephant? The choice is yours.”



(1, 2, and 4 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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