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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
November 2012
DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN? 1. A Republican candidate for Arkansas’s House of Representatives wrote in an e-book that America could solve its “Muslim problem” by expelling all Muslims.

2. A survey found that weddings in Bangalore annually waste Rs. 339 crore of food.

3. Salman Rushdie revealed in his memoir that he got hooked to the Nintendo game Super Mario Bros while in seclusion following the fatwa.

4. Commenting on Rushdie’s video game revelation, literary critic James Wood said, “That explains his recent novels.”

5. A study by accounting firm KPMG found that among 55 major international cities, Chennai is the most tax friendly for businesses (and Atlanta 19th).



(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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