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Did That Really Happen?

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
July 2013
Did That Really Happen?

1. Mumbai officials voted to ban lingerie-wearing mannequins in store windows to keep men from having impure thoughts.

2. A worldwide survey indicated that India is one of the most racially intolerant countries in the world, while Pakistan is considerably more tolerant.

3. After his successful appearance in The Great Gatsby, Amitabh Bachchan has signed deals to make cameo appearances in five more Hollywood movies.

4. Engineering students in Chennai invented a bra that would give an electric shock to an attacker.

5. Outlook India published a list of “The World’s 25 Smartest Indians” that included only four India-based Indians.



(1, 2, 4, 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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