Sunday, February 7, 2010

Dumb Questions we face all the time

Dumb questions indians are often asked and correct answers for them. Courtesy: some source

Q. Why do indian women wear red dots on their foreheads?

A. Well, in ancient times, Indian men used to practice archery

skills by aiming at their wife's red dot. In fact, that is one

of the reasons why they had many wives. You see, once they

mastered the art of archery and hit the target....

Q. You're from India? I have read so much about the country. All the

wonderful places, the forests, the snake charmers, the elephants.

Do you still use elephants for transportation?

A. Absolutely. In fact we used to have our own elephant in our

house. But later, we started participating in elephant-ride

sharing schemes with our neighbors, to save the air. You see

elephants have an "emissions" problem.....

Q. Does India have cars?

A. No. We ride elephants to work. The government is trying to

encourage ride-sharing schemes.

Q. Does India have TV?

A. No. We only have cable.

Q. Are all Indians vegetarian?

A. Yes. Even tigers are vegetarian in India.

Q. How come you speak English so well?

A. You see when the British were ruling India,they employed Indians

as servants. It took too long for the Indians to learn English.

So the British isolated an "English-language" gene and infused

their servants' babies with it and since then all babies are born

speaking English.

Q. Are you a Hindi?

A. Yes. I am spoken everyday in Northern India.

Q. Do you speak Hindu?

A. Yes, I also speak Jewish, Islam and Christianity.

Q. Is it true that everyone there is very corrupt?

A. Yes, in fact, I had to bribe my parents so that they would let me

go to school.

Q. India is very hot, isn't it?

A. It is so hot there that all the water boils spontaneously. That

is why tea is such a popular drink in India.

Q. Are there any business companies in India?

A. No. All Indians live on the Gandhian prinicples of self-

sufficiency. We all make our own clothes and grow our own food.

That is why you see all these thin skinny Indians -- it is a lot

of hard work.

Q. Indians cannot eat beef, huh?

A. Cows provide milk which is a very essential part of Indian diet.

So eating cows is forbidden. However in order to decrease the

population of the country, the government is trying to encourage

everyone to eat human meat.

Q. India is such a religious place. Do you meditate regularly?

A. Yes, sometimes I meditate for weeks without food and drink. But

it is difficult to keep my job, because I have to miss work when

I meditate like that. But the bosses there do the same thing.

That is why things are so inefficient there.

Q. I saw on TV that people there walk on burning coals. Why do they

do that?

A. We don't have shoes. So we burn the botton of our feet to make it

hard, so that we can walk.

Q. Why do you sometimes wear Indian clothes to work?

A. I prefer it to coming naked.


Tulika said...


Some of 'em were hilarious. :D

Ashtung said...


Manish Bagri said...

and added you to my blogroll, sir