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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
October 2012
DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN? 1. Police in Jackson Heights, Queens, known for its many South Asian businesses, handed out 1,808 summonses for public urination last year, more than in any other New York City neighborhood.

2. People attending some meetings and conferences in India were jokingly asked to put their phones into “Manmohan Singh mode.”

3. The cleaning company of a major Australian supermarket posted an online job opening that stated: “No Indians or Asians, please.”

4. India and Pakistan agreed to a new visa policy that includes a six-month, five-destination tourist visa.

5. Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra’s music single “In My City” debuted on NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football.



(All five 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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