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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
April 2013
DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN? 1. Seven-year-old Aaryan Balaji, the son of an Indian Navy officer, became the youngest ever to climb Africa’s highest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro.

2. A 12-year-old Indian girl in Britain scored 162 in a Mensa IQ test—the highest possible score for someone under 18.

3. Amitabh Bachchan tweeted that he’d like to be a journalist in his next life, so he can “have the joy and liberty to express and speak out, without fear of any repercussions.”

4. Bachchan’s tweet triggered a heated debate on Facebook and other social media on whether it’s appropriate to use big words like “repercussions” on Twitter.

5. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, barred from visiting the U.S. since 2005, set a world record last year for fiery speeches by teleconference.



(1, 2, and 3 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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