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October 21, 2010

Dashed Expectations

Filed under: Humour — Porcupyn @ 6:32 pm

As an NRI, I have gotten used to the general mindset of the average American towards my motherland, India. Each passing year, we keep hearing news of progress in India in many (though maybe not all) fields, and each trip to India provides visual confirmation of this progress. With that in mind, it is not too much to hope that the average American is more India aware, is it? Also, it is not too over-the-top wild to assume that the average Jeopardy contestant is more World aware than the average American, is it?

WRONG, as evident from this Jeopardy answer and question.

Category: Welcome to India

Jeopardy Answer (Alex Trebek): This mode of transportation is used for the Deccan Odyssey in the state of Maharashtra.

Hopeful contestant: What is “Elephant?”

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