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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
February 2014

How much do you know about current events in India and the U.S.? Try this short quiz!

1. In yet another retaliatory step over the arrest of diplomat Devyani Khobragade, India permitted a “Honk if you love cricket” billboard to be placed outside the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.

2. Times of India sent out a tweet that said “India raises Devyani ante, poops party at US embassy.”

3. A book publicist for Vikram Chandra got mixed up and sent out a tweet promoting Vikram Seth instead.

4. A billboard in Tamil Nadu paying tribute to Nelson Mandela displayed a photo of actor Morgan Freeman, who played Mandela in the 2009 film Invictus.

5. The Indian government agreed to spend 100 million rupees to provide free fertility consultations and treatment to Parsi couples in an effort to boost the Parsi population.



(2, 3, 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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