I've tried to become original and it's a difficult job to create humour that's original. Anyway let's do the difficult job of creating humour and then enjoying it. Today's world needs that stroke.
Prof. Aurengzeb, M.
A group of engineering students on a
study tour visited the Red Fort and marvelled at its architecture—its underlying
engineering concepts and their seamless execution.
An electrical engineer appreciated how its
creator Shah Jahan, the great Mughal emperor of the seventeenth century, ensured
that the beauty of the place was not diminished, even while laying electrical
“Look, how he chose not to clutter the place
by running overhead electrical wires. And, instead, how he chose to take the electrical
cables under the ground.”
The accompanying teacher was prompt to
correct him. “Boy, don’t you know that there was no electricity then. All this
is the work of the Archeology Department.”
Then it was the turn of the civil
engineer. “Look, what a concept of mingling stone with grass the great emperor Shah
Jahan applied here, say by creating so nice lawns and the cobbled pathways around
Again the teacher chipped in. “Oh boy.
Don’t you know that these lawns were not made by Shah Jahan. They are the recent
ones, the creation of the Archeological Survey of India?”
Now a student of architecture
summarised, “So, Shah Jahan not only got these enduring structures constructed
but also established the Archeological Survey of India to take care of his immortal
creations. Wow! He was far-sighted and he was great.”
Again, the teacher quibbled. "Look, the
Archeological Survey of India was not established by Shah Jahan. It was the
British rulers of India that brought this organisation into existence."
Finally a really worked-up student
quipped. "Sir, you seem to know quite a lot about Shah Jahan. So, can you tell us
the name of his enemy number one, well, besides his own son Aurengzeb?"
"Um, nope," the teacher conceded. To end
his own curiosity he begged, "Now, tell me who was the greater enemy to Shah Jahan
than his own son Aurengzeb who jailed him in his old age?"
The student replied, "Sir, it’s only you
who refuses to give any credit to the poor old emperor."
editor of a reputed magazine finishes reading a short story submitted for
publication. He finds too many “underwears” in that submission, giving it a bit
stilted effect. Nevertheless, it is a very charming story and incidentally the writer
is a young lady. So he decides to contact the authoress.
‘Madam, I just finished reading your
short story and I must say I liked it so much. I’ll be happy to publish it.
But…’ the editor hesitates before he finishes.
‘I’m happy, too, to listen to that. Then
go ahead and publish. Tell me, do you find any problem in doing that?’ asks the authoress.
‘Well, there’s nothing very alarming
about it. I just thought if you would allow me to drop your “underwears”…I mean
only with your kind permission, madam,’ the editor was very polite. He is conscious
of the fact that he is dealing with a writer who is a sensitive woman. At least
her story conveys that.
The authoress is anxious to see her story
published in the magazine. And she responds:
‘Aha! That’s the only issue then. Don’t
worry sir. I’m coming to you. And I’ll myself drop all my “underwears” in front
of you,’ the authoress happily assures the editor.
The Change Agent
India wins her freedom. Yet there is no
opening for Indians in her bureaucracy, for it is decided that the bureaucracy
left behind by the British rulers will continue. However, there are quite a few
political vacancies to be filled by election.
And an elected functionary occupies his
chair. He is quickly made familiar with his powers and responsibilities…and
with his perks. He becomes the boss of the organisation. And that’s how he gets
a jeep, a chauffeur-driven jeep.
Once while going somewhere the boss
dozes off inside the running jeep. And then the jeep reaches the foothills. The
road thereafter is a stiff climb and the driver has to change the gear. In the
process, the boss is woken up all of a sudden.
“What did you do, driver?” asks the boss.
“Sir, I just changed the gear,” replies
“What did you change?” asks the boss in
a raised tone and the driver politely repeats his answer.
Now the boss flares up. It is an insult
to him that a mere driver has changed something when he is asleep. So he
decides to warn him.
“Don’t think that I’m a fool. And don’t
think that I can’t see through your motives. You’ve no right to change anything
without my express permission, right? Today you’re changing a gear when I’m
asleep. And tomorrow you’ll change everything without my permission. I don’t
like any change, you’d better understand. Even I don’t allow my wife to
Once the vehicle of the Postmaster
General is made to stop at a toll gate. The smart driver challenges the
collection man, “How dare you stop the vehicle of the Postmaster General?”
The collection fellow is really
browbeaten. Promptly he allows the vehicle to pass and goes on to explain to
his supervisor that he allowed the vehicle to go because that was carrying the
And the supervisor is unhappy because to that
extent the day’s collection is reduced. So he chides the collection man. And
the fellow pleads that it’s none of his fault.
मै भला और क्या करता? वे लोग तो चीरने वाले थे और थोड़े न पैसे देते ?”
Q & A
Q: Is it possible for the dead to return
A: Quite possible. If my memory serves
me right, sometime ago the Dead Letter Office was made the Return Letter
Q: What does a scholar of natural
history conclude by observing the activities of monkeys at Shimla?
A: Blackmailing and love of ice-cream
are not the acquired qualities of modern men; they have been inherited from their
Q: If one says he never speaks the truth
[including this statement] and the other says that he always tells a lie
[including this statement], then can we expect them to ever speak the
A: Oh yes, both of them speak the truth and
do it all the while, because truth must always be presented as contradictorily
Q: Following lord Shiva humans smoke
ganja with relish but not the poison. Why so?
A: Because humans are, by nature,
Q: Why did the critically ill patient
refuse to take any medicines?
A: Because the patient precariously holding
on to his dear little life was scared to discover that all the drugs in the
prescription had indicated the expiry dates.
Q: If a magician applies his magic on a
barking dog and the dog starts talking instead of barking then what will it say
on entering the spell?
A: Magi, magi, magi instead of Bhow,
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