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Compiled & partly written by MELVIN DURAI Email Compiled & partly written by MELVIN DURAI
April 2012
DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN? 1. Asked if she would consider acting in a Bollywood film, Hollywood star Sandra Bullock said, “Absolutely, I would love to see myself dancing around wearing a sari.”

2. A poll showed that 80 percent of Indian-Americans would vote for President Obama in a presidential election.

3. Hoping to improve his status among Indian- Americans, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pledged to support the creation of a “Brown History Month.”

4. India’s Hero Cycles reached an agreement to supply Walmart with bicycles.

5. A Madhya Pradesh woman who left her husband to protest the lack of a toilet in their house, returning only after he built one, was awarded $10,000 by an NGO for her bravery.



(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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