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Did That Really Happen?

Compiled/written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/written by Melvin Durai
October 2011
Did That Really Happen? DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN?

1. Customs officials in Chicago said they found one of the “most feared” pests in the world in a shipment of rice from India.

2. The U.S. Consulate in Chennai had to issue an apology after one of its diplomats said in a speech that she once took a 24-hour train trip and her skin “became dirty and dark like the Tamilians.”

3. The QS World University Rankings graded MIT as the third best university in the world, while putting IIT, Delhi, as the highest-ranking Indian university, at No. 218.

4. Credit rating firm Standard & Poor’s announced that it has appointed India-born businessman Aroon Purie as its new president and CEO, and is in the process of changing its name to Standard & Purie.

5. Congress president Sonia Gandhi underwent surgery in the U.S., saying that the country has “the best Indian doctors in the world.”

(1, 2, and 3 really happened. Gandhi did undergo surgery in the U.S.)

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